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Cameroon introduced free primary education in 2000 in order to accomplish the Millennium Development Goal of primary education.1 After completing primary school, 46% of students do not continue onto secondary school and a mere 1% continue onto the university level.2 This very negatively affects the literacy rate in Cameroon, which is currently at only 10% of the population.3 Since the free education began a little over a decade ago, the number of qualified teachers have decreased, while the amount of students have increased dramatically.4 Teacher recruitment is nonexistent and salaries have been continually reduced.5 Over the past year, the government has committed more funds to the education budget in order to begin reforms on the system of teacher hiring.6

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1 http://www.voanews.com/content/universal-education-goal-elusive-in-cameroon/1741636.html

2 http://harambeeusa.org/projects/past-projects/cameroon/pr-2/
3 Ibid
4 http://www.globalpartnership.org/success-stories/more-trained-teachers-better-learning-conditions-students-cameroon
5-6 Ibid
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Cameroon News

News24 
Cape Town – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has described the 10-year sentence of a Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba on terrorism-related charges as "outrageous," says a report. According to BBC, Clea Kahn-Sriber from RSF said that Abba, who ... See more..
FACT 
In 2009, Analog Africa's founder Samy Ben Redjeb travelled to Cameroon and returned with enough music to document a shapeshifting era in the country's popular music landscape. Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976–1984 collects ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
A former Nigerian international and NFF's Assistant Director (Technical), Siji Lagunju is excited being one of 35 technical officials from across the African continent presently attending a six-day CAF Pro-License Elite Instructors Course in Cameroon ... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
Cameroon's unity in diversity is expected to receive fresh impetus when members of the newly-created National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism effectively begin work after their official installation tomorrow April 27 ... See more..
Newsweek 
Residents of Cameroon's English-speaking regions have welcomed the lifting of an internet ban implemented in response to fierce anti-government protests. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The former Governor was appointed yesterday April 25 by a Presidential decree in replacement of Dr. Samuel Fonkam Azu. Enow Abrams Egbe is now the ... See more..
defenceWeb 
Brig Gen Kenneth Moore greets Maj Gen Saly Mohamadou at Unified Focus 2017. A military brass band and formations of Cameroonian Armed Forces troops welcomed multinational participants and signaled the opening of the inaugural exercise Unified ... See more..
FIBA 
I personally trained myself and staying ready until the moment we all enter in training camp," she added. Cameroon are seeded in Pool D at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017, along with reigning world champions Czech Republic and Italy, Argentina and fellow ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The instruction by the Head of State to reconnect the two regions online was part of efforts to settle the Anglophone crisis. See more..
Liberian Daily Observer 
The technical director at the Liberia Football Association, Mr. Henry Brown, is in Cameroon attending a one–week (April 24-30) Confederation of Africa (CAF) ... See more..
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Geography

Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
Area

Total 475,440 sq km
Land 472,710 sq km
Water 2,730 sq km

Climate

varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north
Natural Resources

petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

volcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoes

volcanism: Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986 Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986
Current Environmental Issues

waterborne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Cameroonian
Population
20,549,221 (July 2013 est.)
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Because of its modest oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, it faces many of the serious problems confronting other underdeveloped countries, such as stagnant per capita income, a relatively inequitable distribution of income, a top-heavy civil service, endemic corruption, and a generally unfavorable climate for business enterprise. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. The IMF is pressing for more reforms, including increased budget transparency, ...See More privatization, and poverty reduction programs. Subsidies for electricity, food, and fuel have strained the budget. Cameroon recently began several large infrastructure projects, including a deep sea port in Kribi, a natural gas powered electricity generating plant, and several hydroelectric dams. Cameroon must attract more investment to improve its inadequate infrastructure, but its business environment is a deterrent to foreign investment. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$51.61 billion (2012 est.); $49.27 billion (2011 est.); $47.33 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 19.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc); livestock; timber
Industries

petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair