5 Facts About Cameroon

1. In 1961 English-speaking West Cameroon was reunited with French-speaking East Cameroon, and the two sides have jockeyed for political power ever since.

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2. In 1995, Cameroon had had about 2.7 million adult illiterates, two-thirds of whom were women.

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3. In 1994 Cameroon petitioned the International Court of Justice to resolve the dispute.

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4. In 2007, Cameroon hosted a total population of refugees and asylum seekers of approximately 97,400.

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5. In 1960, the French-administered part of Cameroon became independent as the Republic of Cameroun under President Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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