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Republic of Cameroon
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Location  Africa
Capital  Yaoundé
Area  475,440 sq km
Population  25,640,965
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  • Cameroon Women’s National Team was crowned Africa's National Team of the Year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on 7 January 2016.[1]

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  • Cameroon on 24 January 2017 was named as the world’s fifth least toxic nation by renewable energy firm Eco Experts, securing a position to a list that takes account of air pollution, renewable energy production and energy consumption.[2]

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  • Cameroon’s Nji Collins Gbah on 30 January 2017 became the first African winner at the Google's annual coding competition Google Code-in (GCI).[3]

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  • Professor Kofané Timoléon Crépin of Cameroon received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award on 31 January 2015 in the Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation category.


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  • Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 African Cup of Nations football championship for 5th time in history.[4]

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  • Cameroon and Azerbaijan Olympic committees signed a cooperation agreement on 1 March 2013. The agreement covers 2013-2016 and includes a number of issues, as well as joint trainings and friendly matches.[5]

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  • Journalist Henriette Ekwe Ebongo of Cameroon was awarded the 2011 International Women of Courage Award at a ceremony on 8 March 2011 for standing up for justice in advancing press freedom, freedom of expression, human rights, good governance, and gender equality.

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  • Footballer Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon was awarded the Third European Medal of Tolerance on 9 March 2015 by the European Council for his stand against racism.[6]

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  • Cameroonian Achaleke Christian Leke was named as the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2016 & Commonwealth Africa Young Person of the Year 2016 for promoting peace via his organization Action for Change Cameroon.[7]

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  • The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries, including Cameroon, announced on 15 April 2014. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health.[8]

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  • Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang won the 2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his heart-monitoring device, the Cardio-Pad. His invention could change the way that Africans access treatment for heart disease, a critical illness on the continent.[9]

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  • Representatives from wildlife enforcement agencies in Cameroon received the Interpol Ecomessage Award 2007 in recognition of the extraordinary level of cooperation that they provided in the investigation surrounding the 3,900 kg cache of ivory smuggled out of Cameroon and seized in Hong Kong in May 2006.

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  • Cameroon and other thirty-seven countries met internationally-set hunger eradication targets set for 2015 to halve the percentage of hungry people well ahead of time, the United Nations food agency revealed on 12 June 2013.[10]

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  • Cameroon and South Africa signed an agreement on 14 June 2011 to fully liberalize air traffic between the two countries allowing airlines operating between them to land, drop off passengers, pick up passengers in Cameroon and take them to destinations in third or fourth countries.[11]

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  • Cameroon Football Team participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 1982. They made their debut on 15 June 1982 against Peru with a 0-0 draw.

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  • Boxer Yannicke Azangue Aubiege of Cameroon won the ladies Welterweight (69kg) title at the 2017 African boxing championships.[12]

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  • The Sangha Trinational containing three National Parks, covering more than 750 000 hectares, joined where the three African countries – Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Congo - meet is named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. It contains massive biodiversity, tropical rainforest and is home to Nile crocodiles, Forest Elephants, Western Lowland Gorillas, Goliath Tigerfish and the endangered Chimpanzee.[13]

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  • Marie Fegue won gold in the women's 69kg weightlifting category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to hand Cameroon its first Commonwealth Games gold medal since 2002.[14]

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  • Cameroon was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 20 September 1960.[15]

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  • Agnes Taile, a female reporter from Cameroon, won the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) for her courageous journalism in broadcasting news on human rights and press freedom. The award ceremony was held in Los Angeles on October 28, 2009.

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  • Cameroonian environmentalist, Dieudonné Tantoh Nforba, won the 2011 International Green Apple Gold Award from Africa in recognition of the efforts of his organization, Save Your Future Association, SYFA, in promoting the planting of flowers in Nkambe and 13 neighboring villages in Donga Mantung Division of the North West Region of Cameroon.[16]

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  • Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon was awarded the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Diamond of Asia Award 2016 in recognition of his contributions to the game in Asia.[17]

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  • Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o was voted as the African Footballer of the Year on 20 December 2010 at an awards ceremony in Cairo. Samuel became the first player to win the award four times in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.[18]

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References


  1. http://www.cafonline.com/en-US/NewsCenter/News/NewsDetails?id=aqcqk0sinwaB06PmkKP4SA%3d%3d
  2. http://www.theecoexperts.co.uk/most-toxic-countries?_ga=1.224778586.1118277079.1486528148
  3. https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/01/announcing-google-code-in-2016-winners.html
  4. http://www.cafonline.com/en-US/NewsCenter/News/NewsDetails?id=C6iLtoa8kEGjLcT9Aa8hvQ%3d%3d
  5. http://www.news.az/articles/sports/77349
  6. http://ectr.eu/ectr-news/samuel-etoo-and-the-fare-network-to-be-awarded-the-european-medal-of-tolerance-2015
  7. http://thecommonwealth.org/media/press-release/cameroonian-named-commonwealth-young-person-year-2016
  8. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/04/15/world-bank-centers-excellence-science-technology-education-africa
  9. http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2016/may/portable-heart-diagnostic-invention-wins-africa-pr
  10. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45153
  11. http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=145875
  12. http://www.aiba.org/blog/three-nations-earn-first-womens-titles-brazzaville-afbc-african-confederation-boxing-championships/
  13. http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/902
  14. http://results.glasgow2014.com/event/weightlifting/wlw069a01/womens_69kg_group_a.html
  15. http://www.un.org/en/members/
  16. http://greenorg.livewirecms.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=72
  17. http://www.the-afc.com/2016-awards/afc-diamond-of-asia-2016-issa-hayatou
  18. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/dec/20/samuel-etoo-african-player-year