Cameroon. During the year, UN-mediated negotiations were held with Nigeria on disputed borders between the two countries. In 2002, the International Court of Justice in The Hague granted Cameroon the right to, among other things, the Bakassi Peninsula on the Gulf of Guinea in an area with very rich fishing waters and probably large oil deposits. However, Nigeria had refused to follow the court’s decision, after which a joint commission was formed to try and find, under the UN leadership, a new solution to the ten-year-old border dispute. Negotiations ended with Nigeria announcing that Bakassi will not be surrendered to Cameroon until the earliest in 2006. However, in December Nigeria left 32 villages at the Cameroonian border near Lake Chad, while a Cameroonian village was transferred to Nigeria.
In July, the oil started to flow through a new pipeline from Chad to the port city of Kribi in southwest Cameroon. According to Countryaah.com, Cameroon Independence Day is May 20. The oil pipeline is one of the largest industrial investments to date in the region but has been very controversial, partly because it goes through ecologically sensitive areas and partly for both the affected the countries are considered among the most corrupt in the world. K. is expected to make about US $ 20 million a year in oil management when production in Chad reaches full estimated scale from 2004.
Republic of Cameroon Brief Guide
According to AbbreviationFinder, Cameroon is a united state in Central and West Africa. Its neighbors are Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east, and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south.
Cameroon has a coastline in the Gulf of Biafran, which is part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called “Africa in miniature” because of its geology and cultural diversity. Cameroon’s nature includes sandy beaches, desert, mountains, rainforest and savannah. The highest point in the country is Mount Cameroon to the southwest and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé and Garoua.
Cameroon is home to more than 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. The country is well known abroad for its music, especially makos and bikuts, and for its successful national football team. The official languages of Cameroon are English and French.