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Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of western Africa. The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country. Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of an ethnic oligarchy. The capital is Yaounde.

National Holidays January 1: New Year's Day and Independence Day May 1: Labor Day May 20: National Day May 21: Sheep Festival August 15: Assumption December 25: Christmas Movable holidays include: Christian: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday Muslim: 'Id al-Fitr and 'Id al-Adha

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  • Much of the material in these articles comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2003 U.S. Department of State website.



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