Yaoundé (US/ˌjɑːʊnˈdeɪ/, UK/jɑːˈʊndeɪ, -ˈuːn-/;French pronunciation:[ja.unde]; German: Jaunde) is the capital of Cameroon and, with a population of approximately 2.5 million, the second largest city in the country after the port city Douala. It lies in the centre of the nation at an elevation of about 750 metres (2,500ft) above sea level.
The outpost of Epsumb or Jeundo was founded between the Nyong and Sanagarivers at the northern edge of the area's forests in 1887, 1888, or February 1889 by the German explorers Lt.Kund and Tappenbeck by the agreement of the chiefs of Ela Esono. From December 1889 to May 1895, it was occupied by the Germanbotanist August Georg Zenker as an agricultural research station named Jaunde after the local Yaunde or Ewondo people. His settlement served as a base for the area's rubber and ivory trade, purchasing these from the natives in exchange for imported clothing and iron. It was also known in English as Yaunde Station. Major Dominik's establishment of a military garrison at the site in 1895 permitted a Pallotine mission and religious school at nearby Mvolyé (now a suburb).
Cameroon is home to more than 200 different linguistic groups. French and English are the official languages. The country is often referred to as "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point at almost 4,100 metres (13,500ft) is Mount Cameroon in the Southwest Region of the country, and the largest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri river, its economical capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua. After independence, the newly united nation joined the Commonwealth of Nations, although the vast majority of its territories had previously been a German colony and, after World War I, a French mandate. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.
The Cameroon is a domesticated breed of sheep from west Africa but has been exported to Europe. As of 2008, there were less than 650 but the population was increasing.
The Cameroon is a hair sheep which it sheds yearly in the spring. Ewes can raise two lamb crops per year. Their most common color is brown with a black belly, head, and legs.
Fitzhugh und Bradford (eds.): Hairsheep of West Africa and the Americas. A genetic resource for the tropics. 1983
R.M. Njwe und Y. Manjeli: Milk yield of Cameroon dwarf blackbelly sheep - Production laitière de moutons Djallonké au Cameroun. In: Small ruminant research and development in Africa - Réseau africain de recherche sur les petits ruminants. ILCA Research Report - 2, 1982, X5520/B
Margaret Anderson, Member, NationalCancer Advisory BoardRichard J ... Dr ... After obtaining his undergraduate degree in medical laboratory science, Tabung worked in the pathology laboratory of a reference hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon, helping to diagnose cancer, while also volunteering time to help start a population-based cancer registry for the city.
Last Sunday, popular radio journalist Mbani Zogo Arsène Salomon, better known as Martinez Zogo, was found dead on the outskirts of Cameroon’s capital Yaounde... Twenty-four of them later turned up in detention at a military facility in Bamenda, the capital of Cameroon’s northwest region.
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Hundreds of Nigerian refugees who fled Boko Haram terrorism to northern Cameroon started returning home this week, with about 2,000 expected to leave by Monday. This is the first large repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in two years, but 76,000 refugees are still reluctant to return to Nigeria.
Yaounde - Cameroon has denied an announcement that Canada will mediate the African country's separatist conflict, saying such a role was never mandated ... Canada Says Cameroon Warring Parties Agree to EnterPeace Process ... They asked Yaounde to organize talks outside Cameroon with foreign mediators.
YAOUNDE -- A Cameroonian investigative journalist was found dead early Sunday after he "mysteriously disappeared" six days ago, according to the association of online press publishers and electronic services in Cameroon (GEPLS) ... (Cameroon-Journalist-Murder) Enditem .
YAOUNDE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Cameroon's government said it had not asked any country to mediate in its conflict with Anglophone separatists, despite Canada saying it had received a request to work on a peace process ...Embassy in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, said on Twitter ...
The United States embassy in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde said on Twitter on Monday that it welcomed Canada’s announcement of talks to resolve the crisis. Cameroon’s separatist movement stems from the perceived marginalisation of the English-speaking community by the French-speaking majority since independence.
YAOUNDE, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Growing up in a predominantly agrarian community in Cameroon, Junior Moudina fell in love with agriculture as a child but lacked the skills ... "I would like to be one of the first to modernize agriculture in Cameroon," Moudina said in a recent interview with Xinhua in the school.