Cameroon. A campaign against corruption that started in
2006 after pressure from donors began to produce results.
After three major trials, a number of former senior
officials, most related to the ruling party RDPC, were
sentenced to imprisonment for up to 50 years for extensive
misappropriation of state funds.
However, the corruption cases hardly affected the
parliamentary elections in July, which resulted in a grand
victory for the RDPC (Cameroonian People's Democratic
Movement). The party retained a large majority, with 140 of
Parliament's 180 seats; a slight decline since the last
election. However, the Supreme Court received over 100
protests against cheating and decided to annul the result in
17 constituencies where serious cheating had been
CountryAAH, 21 Cameroonian army soldiers were killed in an attack in
November on the Bakassi Peninsula in the southwest. The area
was handed over to Cameroon in August 2006 following an
international arbitration process, but among the Nigerian
people, the resignation met with protests. Those who
attacked the soldiers were described as "Nigerian rebels".
Cameroon - Yaounde
Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon; 2. 8 million residents (2015). Yaoundé is an
administrative and commercial center and a traffic hub. It is also a commercial
center in a rich agricultural district with a diverse industry. The city has a
university (founded in 1962) and a number of educational and research centers as
well as national archives and national libraries.
Yaoundé was founded in 1888, when Cameroon was a German protectorate. The
city was occupied by Belgian troops during the First World War, in 1922 became
the capital of the mandate area of French Cameroon and in 1960 the capital of