See also: Cameroon news

Search two separate databases for citations on Cameroon, African Women's Bibliographic Database and Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database. The African Women's Database has citations to English language articles, books, govt. documents, theses, etc. from 1986 to date.The Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database has citations to journal articles from the mid-19th c. to date and indexes the e-journals - Africa Update, African Studies Quarterly, Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography, Internet Journal of African Studies, Jouvert, a Journal of Postcolonial Studies, West African Review.Maintained by Davis Bullwinkle. http://WWW.AfricaBib.Org

Africa Update - Focus on Cameroon
The Vol. 3, No. 4, Fall 1996 newsletter of Central Connecticut State University's African Studies Program features Cameroon. Articles include "Multiparty Democracy in Cameroon" by Dr. Elvis Ngolle Ngolle. http://www.CCSU.EDU/AFSTUDY/fall96.html

American School of Yaounde, Cameroon (ASOY)
Independent, secular, non-profit, co-educational institution which offers an American, college preparatory education to children from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Information about the school, including its administration, facilities and admissions policy."

Amnesty International
Reports and news releases on human rights violations, actions against journalists and others in Cameroon.

Association for Development, Communication and Environment (ADCOME)
Non-profit created in 1999 to bring information technology to youth in Cameroon by installing and managing computer centres in schools. Based in Buea, Cameroon.

Association les Anneaux de la Mémoire
In French. Web site does not work in the Firefox browser. "L’association Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, créée en 1991, a pour objectif de mieux faire connaître l’histoire de la traite négrière, de l’esclavage et de leurs conséquences contemporaine...." Has an online exhibition on the Atlantic slave trade including a link to a video (in English and French). Has development projects in Burkina Faso and Cameroon. . Based in Nantes, France.
Site to help those seeking asylum or refugee status in the U.S. Use the Search, put in Cameroon.You will retrieve full text reports on human rights in Cameroon such as a U.S. Department of State "Guide to indentifying SDF [Social Democratic Front] members" (in Adobe PDF), "Cameroon, Profile of Asylum Claims & Country Conditions" (in Adobe PDF).

Baka Pygmies
In English and Italian. Life, music and initiation in the Equatorial Forest of the Baka pygmies (Cameroon). Texts, photos and recordings by the ethnomusicologist Mauro Campagnoli. Campagnoli's site includes many photographs from Cameroon and the Aka pygmies concert tour of Italy.

Bakwerirama - Spotlight on Bakweri Culture and Society.
Bakweri Myths & Legends, Bakweri Spirituality, Bimbia, Books, Customs, Events, Folk Tales, Food & Recipes, History, Language, Life Cycles, Literature, Mola Mbua Ndoko: Bakweri Wisdom, Mount Fako, Music & Dance, People, Poetry, Religion, Secret Societies & Cults, The Arts & Crafts, Traditional Institutions, Travel.

Balafon Music Awards
"Elle décerne chaque année des trophées aux meilleurs artistes et promoteurs de la musique camerounaise." Chosen by music audiences, fans.  Facebook page. 2021 Awards

Basel Mission Archive. Photogaraph Collection
Over 25,000 images from the Basel Mission Archive with 6,100 images from Cameroon and 5,900 images from Ghana "dating from 1860 (in the case of Ghana) or 1885 (in the case of Cameroon) to ca. 1945." Includes the "Basel Mission's "sample book" of engravings used in its publications in the 19th century." "These were often "drawn" very exactly from photographs and increase the number of images of direct interest to students of Africa...". The web-site includes a substantial essay in interpretation of the use of photographs for themes of interest to historians, written by Emmanuel Akyeampong. Search the image database by Proper name, Institution name, Photographer / Photo Studio, Theme, Geography.

Bastian, Misty L.
Dr. Bastian is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. The web site for her course Peoples and Cultures of Africa has information on the Mande, Yoruba, and on Cameroon.

[Bebey] Francis Bebey. Cameroon (1929-2001)
Biography of the composer, writer, performer, example of his poetry. From the University of Florida Libraries.

See also the obituary in the New York Times, June 7, 2001, "Francis Bebey; African-Music Expert, 72"

Besong, Bate
Weblog about the writer born in Nigeria of Cameroonian parents. Biography, bibliography of his writings, interviews, reviews of his writings, photographs. Comments from site visitors. Site based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Beti, Mongo
Dossier Mongo Beti
The African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands, Library, Documentation and Information Department has compiled a dossier on the Cameroonian writer, Mongo Beti, who died October 2001. "The dossier consists of an introduction on the man and his work, a list of publications by and about Mongo Beti, and a selection of Web resources."

Ngwane, George - "Mongo Beti: the writer-gadfly"
Biography of Mongo Beti in "BPN [Bellagio Publishing Network] Newsletter, Issue No 30, May 2002.

Peuples Noirs - Peuples Africains
In French. Paris : Éditions des Peuples noirs, 1978-1991. Full text issues. Political / social journal published by Mongo Beti (writer from Cameroon) and his wife Odile Tobner. Articles include - MONGO BETI. - De la violence de l'impérialisme au chaos rampant, NGUINZA AKAMGBI KODRO. - Où en sont les droits de l'homme et de la femme en Centrafrique?, MONGO BETI. - « La ruine presque cocasse d'un polichinelle » (roman), J.-B. NDI. - Répression contre le mouvement étudiant camerounais : l'interdiction de l'Union Nationale des Etudiants du Kamerün (UNEK) en France, Dulaye DANYOKO. - Les langues et l'éducation au Mali, Emmanuel Boundzéki DONGALA. - Coucou, revoilà les tirailleurs sénégalais. Has a biography of Mongo Beti.

In English and French. Directory of Cameroon web sites. Arranged by topic.

Cameroon Academy of Sciences. Journal (Buea, Cameroon)
"...a multi-disciplinary publication devoted to all aspects of fundamental and applied research.... publishes topical reviews on science and technology in development, arts, humanities and culture." Abstracts on-line. Full text articles are $16.00 (for high income countries); pay by credit card. Ad

Cameroon Advocacy Network
"a coalition of organizations and activists across the United States and Cameroon advocating for the freedom and dignity of Cameroonians."  Founded August 2021. Based in San Diego, California.

Cameroon, Africa in Miniature, Special Advertising Supplement to the New York Times, Nov. 30, 2001
Full text of a supplement on Cameroon's economy, business opportunities. From Summit Communications which produces special sections that appear in the New York Times.

Cameroon. Consulate. Sydney, Australia
Travel information for visitors to Cameroon, the government, photographs, hotels (with commentary), facts, business opportunities, etc.

Cameroon Ethnography and History - "Mama for Story"
A festschrift for E. M. Chilver, appearing in three different publications, has been produced. The introductions to these three projects are online.

Cameroon Home Page
Has a midi audio file of the national anthem and links to many other Cameroon-related sites. Not a government page. Maintained by Michael T. Fosong.

News, sports, people profiles (of musicians, writers, the creator of Cameroon-Info, Jean-Valère N. Edou) shopping, links to Cameroon-related sites.

Cameroon: Masks and Statues
"Created by the Laboratoire d'électronique et de traitement du Signal - Ecole nationale supérieure polytechnique - University of Yaounde I." Part of UNESCO's la Mémoire virtuelle du Monde / Virtual Memory of the World program for the preservation of archival and library holdings world-wide.

Cameroon Online
In French and English. News links to sites such as the BBC, sports news, discussion forums, recipes,online polls, travel tools, links to related sites. Send SMS messages to mobile phones in the USA and Canada. Interactive, well-designed site.

Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV
In French and English. Short news articles, , the President of Cameroon's activities, information about CRTV. Listen to and watch CRTV news (need RealPlayer or Windows Media Player)

Cameroun 21: Elections Presidentielles au Cameroun
In French. News, information on each political party contesting the 2004 election. From Camerounlink Communications Networks, who also maintain Camerounlink. Based in Maryland.

Cameroun. Commission Technique de Privatisation et des Liquidations
In French. Includes businesses to be privatized, investor information.

Cameroun Contact
In French. Extensive information on research, education, the economy, media, Cameroon newspapers, culture, practical information, embassies and international organizations in Cameroon. Maintained by Centre SYFED-REFER de Yaoundé and l'AUPELF-UREF dans le cadre de REFER, le Réseau électronique francophone pour l'Education et la Recherche.

Cameroun. Ministere de l’Enseignement Supérieur

Cameroun Plus
In French. Extensive directory on all areas of life in Cameroon. Facts, tourism, artists and culture, newspapers, universities, etc.

Cameroun. Presidence
In French. Biography of President Paul Biya, his speeches, government directory, photographs.

Cameroun. Prime Minister
In French. Official site. Government directory with photographs (governmemt ministers, prime minister, other officials), government acts and decrees, facts about Cameroon (history, cuisine, economy, arts, sport, research, etc).

Current news, articles from Le Messager, Mutations and other newspapers organized by topic, commentary on world events, history of Cameroon and chronologies, Cameroon associations world-wide, yellow pages, and more. Maintained by Camerounlink Communications Networks, based in Maryland, U.S.

CamLions, les lions indomptables du cameroun
In French. Cameroon's national soccer team. Game results, game news, team organization, reports on injuries, transfers, facts about players, team awards, photographs.

Has a history, in French, of Cameroun, information on the media. Based in Yaounde.

Catholic Relief Services. Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor - by Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl
In English, French, Portuguese. Full text, in Adobe pdf. 110 p. Covers Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon. Based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Center for Research Libraries
Has a list of Cameroon newspapers on microfilm from the 1950s to the 1980s held by CRL in Chicago. CRL or CAMP members may borrow microfilm.

Cercle International pour la Promotion de la Création, CIPCRE
In French and English. Christian NGO concerned with ecology, sustainable development. Annual reports are online. Based in Bafoussam, Cameroon.

Chambre de Commerce, d'industrie, des Mines et de l'Artisanat du Cameroun, CCIMA
In French and English. Based in Douala, Cameroun.

Chia Report
Blog on events in Cameroon and elsewhere.

Club de Recherche et d'Action Culturelle, CRAC (Yaounde, Cameroun)
In French. Publishes works by Cameroon authors. Part of the directory of African publishers on the Univ. of Western Australia Arts UWA site. - Cameroon
Directory of sites on Cameroon, discussion forums. Will provide information, products, services "tailored to local Cameroonian communities (i.e., in North America, France, Germany, United Kingdom, etc.)" Facts about the geography, history, economy, embassies, travel. Services include web hosting, web design.

Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has a Press Freedom Database which retrieves many articles about attacks on the the Cameroon press.
Main page:

Corporate Watch
" online magazine and resource center investigate and analyze corporate activity. We are committed to exposing corporate greed by documenting the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of these transnational giants."   Has a guide to research on corporations. Use their keyword search to locate, for ex., information on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline. Based in San  Francisco, CA.

Crawfurd, Jacob
Jacob Crawfurd's 100 photographs of Cameroon, a panorama photograph of the valley in Bafang, Cameroon, East Africa slide show and video clips, plus a few1937 historical photographs (no captions). Crawfurd, from Denmark, also heads JCJ Film, a one-man production company producing documentaries and short features. Learn about his video short story, Low Tide, with the Kizingo Arts Troupe, a group of 25 young Kenyan artists based in Mombasa, who perform Malaika.

CWJEF Music Publications
Publishes "scores, sheet music and music books on traditional and contemporary music from Central-West Africa. Music by Cameroon musician Emmanuel Tanka Fonta. Based in Berlin, Germany.

Des frontières en Afrique du XIIe au XXe siècle.
In French. Full text book. Paris: UNESCO, 2005. 313 pages, in PDF.
Papers from a 1999 Bamako conference. Includes authors - Alpha Oumar Konaré, président de la République du Mali, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Boubacar Barry, Anthony I. Asiwaju, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Pierre Kipré, Patrick Harries, Thierno Bah, Martin Z. Njeuma, Sékéné Mody Cissokom and others.

Topics include - quel avenir pour les frontières africaines ?, cas en Afrique australe et orientale, cas en Afrique centrale, l’exemple des chefferies Bamiléké et du royaume Bamum, la frontière entre le Cameroun et le Nigeria (1885-1992), cas en Afrique du Nord et du Nord-Ouest, les frontières du Songhaï à la fin du XVe et au XVIe siècle, le Soudan-Mali du XVIIe au XIXe siècle, le Burkina Faso et ses voisins aux XIXe et XXe siècles, etc.

Die Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (DKG) Bildarchiv
In English and German. The Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main has put on-line a large keyword searchable database of colonial era photographs, 1822-1936, from the archives of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft [German Colonial Society], a major organization behind Germany's colonial expansion. Covers Namibia, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, etc.  One can click on the small photos to see a larger version. The database can be searched by Region, Subject Areas, Keyword, Person, Photographer, People. The collection, of thousands of photographs, is also being microfilmed for preservation. Description of the Image Collection of the German Colonial Society.

Digital Freedom Network - Cameroon
Publishes censored material. Has letters from prison from Pius Njawé publisher of Le Messenger and the article which precipatated his incarceration. Has a Sub-Saharan Africa page."DFN gets most of its funding from a private unrestricted grant by Howard Jonas, the founder and CEO of IDT Corporation."

Internet service provider; site based in Cameroon. Ditof is owned by Inforco SA based in Paris and owned by a Cameroonian.
Site is closed. The Internet Archive has archived the site. In French. "un espace de rencontre et d'animation culturelle entre tous les fils, filles et amis du Cameroun en général et du département de la Menoua en particulier." Has a discussion forum, a history of Dschang, information on art, historical figures, the Université de Dschang, Cameroon's national anthem (with audio file), historical information on slavery and the "Campagne militaire française en pays Bamiléké," a 178 page (in Adobe pdf) dictionary of Yemba-French, recipes, photographs (including contemporary artists), sports, etc. Site based in Brooklyn, New York.*/
A directory to Cameroon web sites and links to news on Cameroon and interviews with prominent Cameroonians (Roger Milla). Includes law firms (under Government). "...owned and operated by Nettel Internet Technologies, a subsidiary of Nettel Corporation." Maintained by Nji Mbandi. Based in Pittsburg, PA.

L'Echo des Frontieres. Bulletin Régional de suivi des échanges transfrontaliers
Academic bulletin on trade, economic relations between Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Has the full text, in French.  "Ce site fait partie du réseau Refer mis en place par l'AUPELF-UREF."

ECOFAC, Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale.
In French.  ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome. Has the full text of its bulletin, Canopée, on line.

Ecole nationale d'administration, ENA
Has some of its masters in public administration memoires in full text online. "L'Ecole nationale d'administration recrute et forme la haute fonction publique de l'Etat." "ENA has welcomed many foreign students in its « International Cycles » since 1949."
La réforme de l'administration territoriale au Cameroun / Charles Nanga

Ecole Nationale Superieur Polytechnique (ENSP, Yaounde)
In French. The ENSP "a été créée en 1971. Sur le plan national, plus de 1 500 ingénieurs y ont été formés en 28 ans." Includes directories for faculty and students.

The Elephants of Cameroon
"Join the North Carolina Zoo and a team of researchers on an interactive project to track and study elephants in northern Cameroon." Includes lessons & activities for K12, photographs, information on Cameroon's natural environment, links to related sites. Part of the Field Trip Earth site.

Ethnologue - Cameroon
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Provides no. of speakers, dialects, linguistic affiliation, etc.
Cameroon Page:
Main Page:

Federal Republic of Southern Cameroon
The FRSC declared its independence Dec. 1999 from the Cameroon government. History, landmark documents, education, culture, religion, the economy. Has a bibliography covering history, dissertations and theses, literature, women, legal affairs, culture, Bakweri Land Problem. Maintained by the Southern Cameroons Peoples Conference in North America (SCPC-NA). Offices in Bamenda, Southern Cameroons, Washington, D.C. and New York city.

Fédération Camerounaise de Football
In French.

Fonlon. Celebrating Bernard Fonlon
Site about the philosopher, writer, academic Dr. Bernard Fonlon. Essays, articles, and remembrances, his writings, bibliography of works by and about him.

Forest Conservation Archives and Portal - Cameroon
Search their large online database of articles on Cameroon forests, such as stories on Jacques Ngoun, leader of the Bagyeli being displaced by an oil pipeline. Also has African Rainforest Conservation News & Information--1998 & Earlier. The mission of is to "contribute to the conservation of rainforests, forests, biodiversity, indigenous cultures and the climate..." Based in Madison, Wisconsin.

France. Embassy. Cameroun
In French. Includes information on French cooperation / aid, a directory of NGOs in Cameroon, French trade, investments, schools, higher ed, Yaounde restaurants, history, the media, tourism, etc.

Gallagher, David F. - Public and Private Press in Cameroon
1991 paper "which looks at the conflict between an increasingly free press and a government that wants to present its own version of events." Covers the Cameroon Tribune and Le Messager, has an interview with Celestin Monga.

Gateway to Cameroon
Directory of links to sites about Cameroon.

German Development Service (DED)
(DED) is the development service of the Federal Republic of Germany, founded in 1963. Has projects in Cameroon.

Global Forest Watch
" international data and mapping network..." "Global Forest Watch began its work in 1997 in...Cameroon, Canada, Gabon, and Indonesia." Also works in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Full text reports include: An Analysis of Access to Central Africa's Rainforests (26 pages, in Adobe pdf), An Overview of Logging in Cameroon (72 pages), A First Look at Logging in Gabon (56 pages), Monitoring for Impact - Lessons on Natural Resources Monitoring from 13 NGOs (2 vols., has case studies from Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola). Create interactive maps for Cameroon and Gabon (showing logging concessions, protected areas); also has an African continent interactive forest map. Provides downloadable data (over 35 gigabytes of map data); one must register first.

Heritiers de la Justice. Service des Eglises Protestantes pour les Droits Humains et la Paix (Bukavu, Congo)
In French and English. Current political news, reports on the plight of "Pygmies" in Congo (Kinshasa), Cameroon, and Rwanda, the situation of churches in Kivu, work in conflict mediation and human rights.
Site of the Makia Family from Cameroon. Commemoration of the late Stephen Agbor Makia. Photographs.

Internet service provider in Cameroon. Will have a cyber-cafe.

In French. Directory of web sites on Cameroon and other central African countries. Based in Yaounde, Cameroon.

IDA-Africa, In Defense of Animals - Africa
"...a non-governmental organization in the Republic of Cameroon. Its mission is to provide a sanctuary in a natural environment for captive chimpanzees in Cameroon and to wage a conservation campaign aimed at saving the country's remaining wild chimpanzees." Newsletter, information on the bushmeat trade, adopt-a-chimpanzee-program. Based in Beaverton, Oregon.

Indomitable Lions / Lions indomptables
In French. Site for Cameroon's national soccer (football) team. Player interviews, game results, statistics. Information on the Féderation Camerounaise de Football.

Institut de recherche pour le développement. Laboratoire de cartographie appliquée (Bondy, France)
In French. Publishes printed maps, atlases, cdroms. On-line maps can be downloaded. Maps include linguistic and other maps of Province Extrême-Nord Cameroun, African immigrants in the European Union, African immigration to the European Union, population and economic disparities between North / South, refugees. Has SPHAERA, a database of citations to African maps from sources world-wide; the same citations can be accessed through a clickable map. There is a catalog of maps produced by the IRD. Provides a GIS software program, Savane. The IRD, l’Institut de recherche pour le développement, was (formerly ORSTOM), based in Paris, France.

Full text publications on-line include -
Doctoral theses such as L’Approvisionnement et la distribution alimentaires a Douala (Cameroun): logiques sociales et pratiques spatiales des acteurs, by HATCHEU Emil TCHAWE. 455 p. in pdf, and in zip format, Arbres contre graminées : la lente invasion de la savane par la forêt au Centre-Cameroun, by Joseph YOUTA HAPPI

Bibliographie des travaux de langue franciase sur la degradation de l'environnement dans les pays du Sahara et du Sahel.
This is part of a project on desertification in Africa.

Institut National de la statistique
On-line statistics such as the Annuaire Statistique du Cameroun 2004 and 2006; Comptes Nationaux du cameroun de 1993 à 2003; CONDITIONS DE VIE DES POPULATIONS ET PROFIL DE PAUVRETE AU CAMEROUN EN 2001;

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK), the IBRU is concerned with "problems associated with international boundaries on land and at sea, including their delimitation, demarcation and management."  One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has links to related net resources.

International Court of Justice. Land and Maritime Boundary Between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria)
On October 10, 2002, the World Court determined that Cameroon was the owner of the Bakassi Peninsula in a long standing dispute with Nigeria. The decision was based on the 1913 Anglo-German Agreement.See the Press Release. The Case instituted in 1994, has written and oral pleadings, orders, judgments, press communiques. "On 30 June 1999 Equatorial Guinea filed an Application for permission to intervene in the It stated that the purpose of its intervention was " protect [its] legal rights in the Gulf of Guinea."

Internet Service Providers - Mike Jensen
Excellent site for locating African internet service providers including those in Cameroon. Has links to related web sites.

Jay Lou Ava
Progressive Afro-Jazz by guitarist composer arranger Jay Lou Ava."Born in Cameroon, Africa, guitarist Jay Lou first emerged with a spiritual, gospel-influenced sound that was partially inspired by his upbringing." "Jay Lou's style is a real fusion between jazz and modern African melodies, what he calls himself “Progressive Afro Jazz” Sample audio files (mp3).

Kaberry, Phyllis M. - "Women of the Grassfields: a Study of the Economic Position of Women in Bamenda, British Cameroons"
Full text. (London: H.M.S.O., 1952. Colonial Research Publication No. 14, 1952.) Covers ecology, land tenure, labour and leisure, standards of living, budgets. Includes photographs. Prepared for use in teaching anthropology as part of the Experience Rich Anthropology Project, University of Kent at Canterbury. the ERA Project has other Cameroon studies online.

Kom, Ambroise, "L'Ethnisme n'est-il qu'une forme de racisme? Le cas de Bamileke"
Three page article by A. Kom from the Universite de Yaounde, in Mots Pluriels, Revue electronique de Lettres a caractere international, (Univ. of Western Australia), Vol. 1, No. 2, Feb. 1997.

Literature, Francophone African
From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia on Francophone African writers, esp. women writers. It includes interviews in French with the writers by the Dept. and from Amina magazine, information on the literature of Cameroon, biographical information on the writers, bibliographies, and a directory of Francophone African book publishers. Has an English version. Editor of the site is J. Volet.

The Living Africa
Attractive site for students and teachers, with information on the people, geographic features, wildlife, national parks. Includes a Christian school in Cameroon,   brief descriptions of major cities, a Wildlife Conservation Challenge game, brief audio and video clips of music and dance, photographs from various photographers. Site was created by high school students and their coaches as part of the ThinkQuest contest to use the internet as a learning tool.  ThinkQuest was created by Advanced Network & Services of Armonk, New York.

[Mbassi] Coco Mbassi
Cameroon singer / composer, now based in Europe. "Winner of the 1996 Radio France Internationale Decouvertes 'prize in the African music category." Discography, reviews.

Mbembe, Achille - On the Postcolony
Berkeley: University of California Press, c2001 2001. Full text of the book.

Mbendi - Cameroon Country Profile
Basic information, information on mainly the mining and oil industry. By MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd. a business consulting from in Claremont, South Africa.

Offers web design, web hosting, domain registration, email service etc. Based in Bamenda, Cameroon.

Muna, Bachot
"Born in Cameroon, with no formal training, Bachot Muna is author, composer and pianist singer, covering a great variety of musical trends : Jazz, Funk, Classical and Soul Makossa." "Bachot won the awards of "best singer" and "best clip" of 1998 in Cameroon." Biography, audio files.

Musa Heritage Gallery (Mus'Art Gallery)
"a museum with focus on the Arts and Crafts of Cameroon's Western Grassfields." The Director is Mangong Peter Musa. Carvings, sculpture, artwork from tree bark (barkcloth applique). Also collects Cameroon music. School outreach program. Works with the African Swedish Museum Nework. Based in Kumbo, Nso, NWP, Cameroon.

Musiques Afro-Caribeennes - Cameroun
Part of the Africa Net site hosted by the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in France.

Nguiffo, Samuel - 1999 Goldman Environmental Prize
"Cameroon, the continent's largest exporter of raw timber. To its north, the forests of West Africa have been largely depleted. As the gatekeeper to the Congo Basin, Cameroon is an important indicator for the future of the entire region." "Samuel Nguiffo, 33, directs the Center for Environment and Development (CED) in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde. A lawyer by training, Nguiffo has devoted himself to the Herculean task of stopping the liquidation of the region's forests for short-term profit."

Northern Mandaras
Site for ethnographers, on the northern Mandara mountains of North Cameroon and North East Nigeria. Has a bibliography on the ethnography of the Northern Mandaras which includes journal articles and Ph.D. theses, a detailed list (with literature sources) and map of the ethnic units and sub-units, a bibliography, research issues, and photographs. Site based in London.

Nyamnjoh, Francis B.
Blog of Cameroonian scholar, Dr. Nyamnjoh, Associate Professor and Head of Publications, CODESRIA. Full text articles on diverse topics (the media, democracy, popular culture, etc.), very fine photographs from Cameroon. Reviews of the author's books (Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon, Africa's Media, Democracy and the Politics of Belonging).

L'Observatoire du Changement et de l'Innovation Sociale au Cameroun (OCISCA)
In French. "OCISCA est un programme de recherche en partenariat entre l'ORSTOM et le Ministère de la recherche scientifique du Cameroun. Lancé en 1990, il a pour ambition de suivre de plus près l'évolution des comportements des acteurs socio-économiques dans la mouvance de la crise économique et des mesures d'ajustements prises, afin de rendre compte au plus vite aux décideurs qui, fort de ces données, peuvent se réajuster à temps si besoin est, voire anticiper sur les tendances à venir. L'accent initialement mis sur le monde rural porte aussi actuellement sur l'espace urbain." Their Cahiers d'OCISCA cover the effects of structural adjustment, devaluation, women in development, health care, education, etc.

Omoigui, Nowa
Blog of Dr. Omoigui, a cardiovascular surgeon. Commentary on Nigerian politics, military figures, coups, Nigerian military history, the Bakassi Peninsula dispute between Nigerian and Cameroon.

Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale, OCEAC
In French. Has reports. Information on the Laboratoire de Paludologie research, the Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Trypanosomiase, and the Centre Inter-Etats d'Enseignement Supérieur en Santé Publique d'Afrique Centrale. Based in Yaounde.

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
An inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries created in Niamey in 1960 by Leopold S. Senghor, Habib Bourguiba, and Hamani Diori. (Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique, ACCT). Official documents (declarations, accords, symposiums, annual summits). Facts about each African country (from Hachette Livre).

For example has full texts on -
3e Symposium de la Francophonie "Coopérer pour la paix dans l'Afrique des Grands Lacs: quel rôle pour les droits de l'Homme et l'humanitaire?"
Genève, 27-28 septembre 2001

Our Lady of Lourdes Ex-Students Association
Website for the Lourdes Ex-Students Association (LESA) national office and chapters. LESA's membership resides in Africa, the United States, and Europe. LESA serves current students and graduates of Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Bamenda, Cameroon which was established in 1963 as a secondary school for girls, one of only 3 secondary schools for girls in Cameroon at the time.

Pan African Institute for Development - West Africa (PAID-WA)
Operating since 1969, the NGO PAID-WA "runs internationally-recognised training courses [on development issues] which attract participants from across Anglophone Africa, particularly West Africa." Offers consultancy, research. Full text of PAID-WA Institutional Policy On HIV/AIDS ( 34 p. in PDF). Based in Buea, Cameroon.

Parkinson, Alan - National Service Memoirs
"The site contains my army and military experiences whilst serving in the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment as a national serviceman in the Cameroons [1960-1962] and also contains the true story of my time training from Fulwood to Barnard Castle to the Cameroons and back to Barnard Castle." Maintained by Alan Parkinson.

Pay the Dowry/Cameroon -The Africa In Miniature
Video about an American educated librarian, inaugurated as a Commissioner of Native Affairs in Bamenda County, Cameroon. He solves problems ranging from violence, land disputes, recalcitrant tenants, mean landlords, fake shamans and more. Includes a slide show of scenes. Written, produced and directed by Boniface Ndemping Wewe, a librarian (from Cameroon) with the Brooklyn Public Library, New York.

Polis (Yaounde)
Political science journal, published by the Groupe de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales in Yaounde, Cameroon. Has the tables of contents and selected full text articles. Mainly in French, some articles are in English.

Presidence de la Republique du Cameroun
Official government page. Information on President Paul Biya, brief biography, honors, the government, history, rural development, etc.

Rainforest Action Network - Africa Campaign
Campaign to oppose the Chad / Cameroon oil pipeline.

Rassemblement Démocratique du Peuple Camerounais / Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, RDPC
Political party whose national President is Paul Biya, President of Cameroon. Includes speeches, ICT / NTIC and the party, the party newsletter, l'Action, etc. Based in Yaoundé.

Repertoire d'information sur les droits de la personne en Francophonie - Cameroun
Provides a directory of human rights organizations and other NGOs in Cameroon. Produced by the Canadian organization, Banque internationale d'information sur les Etats francophones, BIEF.

Repertoire des sigles et acronymes en usage dans la Francophonie - Cameroun
Search by acronym or search by country for a directory of educational organizations, research institutes, NGOs. Produced by the Canadian organization, Banque internationale d'information sur les Etats francophones, BIEF.

Reporters sans Frontieres
RSF (based in Paris) supports freedom of the press world-wide. Its site includes reports of actions against journalists in Africa. It has copies of protest letters sent by the organization regarding violations in African countries.
Cameroun Page, in French:

Réseau de Partenaires des Médias Africains / African Media Partners Network (Paris)
The Network, based in Paris, is composed of donor agencies (governments, foundations and international bodies). Has the latest news on the media (newspapers / radio) in Africa, a directory of African journalist associations, directory of press centres, full text media status reports (the media sector in the country, including the media landscape and its stakeholders, the legal framework, the role of donors and the sector's support needs) for Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Togo. For each country, has a "List of newspapers, completed with indicators on the importance of their audience (frequency, average circulation, number of staff...) and addresses," a list of radio broadcasters, and two maps.

Has a directory of African newspapers and a directory of media organizations by country.

Royaume Bamoun
In French. Culture of the Bamoun. News, photographs, discussion forums, Bamoun symbols, festivals, biography of the king, Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya, prominent figures. Articles on Les origines du peuple Bamoun, discussion forums. Maintained by CLC Networks, based in Maryland, U.S.

Snowsel, Ano-Ebie - Cameroon Journalist
Site of Mr. Snowsel, a broadcast journalist with Cameroon Radio Television CRTV. Has the text of his radio commentaries on Cameroon events and issues and photographs.

Social Democratic Front (Bamenda)
In English and French. Main opposition party, formed in 1990. Its leader is Ni John Fru Ndi. Discussion forum, party manifesto, policy documents, who's who, communiques, the SDF in Parliament, etc.

Söderling, Ludvig - Structural Policies for the International Competitiveness in Manufacturing: the Case of Cameroon
Scroll one fourth down the page for a summary and full text of the 28 p. paper. (OECD. Development Centre. Technical Paper, No. 146, 1999).

Southern Cameroon Youth League, SCYL
Organization opposed to the present government of Cameroon. "The SCYL is not a Political Party. It is not a Njangi Group or a tribal or regional group of Southern Cameroonians. It is a Non-Profit Political Freedom Fighting Organisation, open not just for Southern Cameroonians alone but for all who cherish freedom and supports the Southern Cameroons Total Independence Drive."

Stepping Disks - Cameroon
Links to many Cameroon-related sites. Maintained by Tom Tadfor Little, technical writer/editor at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, who is married to Cecilia Tador-Little, born in Cameroon. She has a page, Casa Bangante, about her African import and hair salon business.

[Tousselle ] Jacques Tousselle - Cameroon Photographs (1970s - 1990s)
The Cameroonian photographer, J. Tousselle,  in the town of Mbouda, Western Region, Cameroon, has over 46,000 images. The British Library hosts online some of these photographs. Background on the project, "Archiving a Cameroonian photographic studio.";r=41

Tradeport - Cameroon
Demographics, political environment, caveats about investing in Cameroon, background notes, full text market research reports, industry sector analysis reports, trade information, financing sources, business customes and infrastructure. From the Association of Bay Area Governments, Oakland, CA.

Travel Document Systems - Cameroon Page
A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition.

UNESCO. Memory of Africa
UNESCO's presents its la Mémoire virtuelle du Monde / Virtual Memory of the World program for the preservation of archival and library holdings world-wide.

Includes: Cameroon: Masks and Statues -
In French. The official site for higher education in Cameroon. Provides information on Cameroon's six universities: Université de Yaounde I, Université de Yaounde II, Universté de Douala, Université de Dschang, Université de Buea, Université de Ngaoundere.

United Nations Development Programme. Sustainable Developing Networking Programme. Cameroon
Has information on networking in Cameroon, work with the Women's Programme, University of Buea, Cameroon forestry policy and environmental law, the Annuaire des Organisations Non-Gouvernementales (ONG) du Cameroun (in MS Word), Déclaration de politique nationale du Programme National de Lutte contre les Maladies Diarrhéiques au Cameroun (in French), an SDNP Cameroon mailing list and related email lists, information on SDNP Cameroon partners including INADES, and more.

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa, Informatics Policy Instruments in Africa
A draft survey of Information Policy in Africa by Marius Francisco for the UN ECA. Covers the history and current state of information technology and computerization in Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Tanzania, Senegal.
Cameroon Page:
Main Page:

United Nations. High Commissioner for Refugees, Refworld
Has an search engine. Be sure to put in Search All Databases under the box "Limit Scope of Search" if you want the most complete results. Also has a keyword Newswire Service search facility to locate current wire stories from AP, UPI, Reuters, Excite Newstracker and Refworld Country reports.
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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States. Congress
U.S. Legislative Information.  Access to the full text of the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and to Congressional legislation from the 101st Congress (1989-1990) to date. Searching on Cameroon for example retrieves SENATE RESOLUTION 292--CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CAMEROON AND ARMED SEPARATIST GROUPS TO RESPECT THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ALL CAMEROONIAN CITIZENS, TO END ALL VIOLENCE, AND TO PURSUE AN INCLUSIVE...; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 12(Senate - July 30, 2019.

United States. Department of State. Background Notes - Cameroon

U.S. Department of State. Consular Information Sheet
Entry requirements, traffic safety, medical facilities, crime, etc.

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Cameroon
2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1995, 1994, 1993.

United States Embassy. Cameroon
Biography, speeches, interviews with the Ambassador, photos of former U.S. Ambassadors. Has a Democracy and Human Rights Fund for NGOs, lists public holidays, visa information, links to related sites, etc. The Embassy also represents American interests in Equatorial Guinea.

U.S. Peace Corps - Cameroon
Briefly describes Peace Corps programs in Cameroon.

Université de Dschang
Based in Dschang, Cameroun.

Universite de Yaounde I

Universite de Yaounde II

Universite Paris 7 - Laboratoire Societes en Developpement dans l'Espace et dans le Temps (SEDET)
Multi-disciplinary research unit on comparative studies of the Third World. Includes a list of theses, some on Cameroon, completed at U. Paris II. See also the list of Maîtrises et DEA:
Univ. Paris 7 site:

Universiteit Gent (Ghent University) - Institutional Repository
Some university research is availablel online such as, L’optimisation juridique du paiement pour services environnementaux en faveur de la préservation des services environnementaux dans le Bassin du Congo : le cas du Cameroun et de la République Démocratique du Congo, PhD Thesis, 2016.

University of Buea
Opened in 1993. Information on the university's ICT. Based in Buea, Cameroon.

University of Calgary (Canada) Dept. of Archaeology
The department has the following projects.

  • Maya-Wandala Project - Directed by Dr. Scott Maceachern, research in Cameroon and Borno State, Nigeria "to elucidate the historical relationships between populations found in this area today. [1992-93]...and earlier populations

University of Oregon. Libraries - African Political Ephemera and Realia Project
"online collection of ephemeral material - pamphlets, t-shirts, cloths, posters, ......- that documents the material culture of politics in Sub-Saharan Africa." Includes Malawi calendars, clothing depicting Hastings Banda, Bakili Muluzi, Pope John Paul II, Cloth from Cameroon depicting Paul Biya. Malawi political party publications. Bowl promoting a Malawi candidate, posters, wall hanging commemorating the wedding of President Bakili Muluzi, posters for Abdoulaye Bathily and Abdoulaye Wade in the 2007 Senegal presidential election, kanga with three portraits of Barack Obama. Materials were digitized and returned to their respective owners. Suggested bibliography.

University of Pennsylvania Cameroon Page
Maps, embassies, travel, language information, etc., created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn's African studies web site has a keyword search engine.

University of the Witwatersrand. Forced Migration Studies Programme
Publishes preliminary findings on migration and displacement in Africa.

Working Paper #20
E. Pineteh, Memories of Home and Exile: Narratives of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers in Johannesburg

Ventura, Dr. Carol, Associate Professor of Art
Photographs and information on African crafts and literature in Cameroon, bronze casting, batik, bark pictures, masks, beadwork, wood carving, the African Arts/Handicraft and Environmental Management Institute Museum in Cameroon. Dr. Ventura teaches at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville,Tennessee.

Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies
The Institute "seeks to collate and connect ...researchers with an interest in the Mambila people of the Nigeria-Cameroon borderland and their neighbours..." "...research is primarily of an anthropological and linguistic nature..." The site has reports on David Zeitlyn's research on kinship and language and his annotated version of C. K. Meek's early ethnological work in the region, and Bruce Connell's comparative study of Mambila dialects. There is a bibliography of anthropological, linguistic, and related research on Mambila. The site has a short story by Jonathan W. Mangbon, (from Mambila L.G.A.) "Drink and the Innocent Policeman" and the History and Customs of Ntem by P. M. Kaberry and E. M. Chilver. The site was established by Zeitlyn and Connell.

World Bank. Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project
"The project, which is expected to cost $3.7 billion, will develop the oil fields at Doba in southern Chad and construct a 1,070 km pipeline to offshore oil-loading facilities on Cameroon's Atlantic coast. The sponsors are ExxonMobil of the U.S. (the operator, with 40 percent of the private equity), Petronas of Malaysia (35 percent), and Chevron of the U.S. (25 percent). Depending on world oil prices, the project could yield up to $2 billion in revenues for Chad and $500 million for Cameroon over the 25-year production period." Has a slide show, many documents.

World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine Strategy - Cameroon
"up to 80% of people in the south use it as part of primary health care. The situation has given rise to concerns among health practitioners and consumers on the issue of safety, above all, but also on questions of policy, regulation, evidence, biodiversity and preservation and protection of traditional knowledge." WHo released 'a global plan..... The strategy provides a framework for policy to assist countries to regulate traditional or complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) to make its use safer, more accessible to their populations and sustainable."

Has full text reports such as -
Report of the Consultation on AIDS and Traditional Medicine: Prospects for Involving Traditional Health Practitioners (Francistown, Botswana, 23-27 July 1990), WHO/TRM/GPA/90.1, WHO Geneva, 1990 (full text in Adobe PDF with profiles on Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe).

Promoting appropriate drug use in missionary health facilities in Cameroon. 1998, 58 pages. Full text in Adobe pdf or MS Word.

Zeitlyn, David and Francine Barone - Small ads as first steps to Internet business: A preliminary survey of Cameroon's commercial Internet usage
Full text article on the commercial use of the Internet in Cameroon. Links to many Cameroon sites. From the e-journal, First Monday, September 2004, Vol. 9, NO. 9.