Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Cameroun


Cameroon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun), is a country in west Central Africa. It is bordered by 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's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called 'Africa in miniature' for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team. French and English are the official languages. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Cameroon | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 24, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
"In 2015, Cameroon continued to struggle with high youth unemployment, an aging political leadership, and the lack of an obvious successor to President Paul Biya in the ruling party. Moreover, the security situation in the country's north and east remained precarious throughout the year. The Far North province, which borders the stronghold of Boko Haram in Nigeria, continues to face incursions from the Islamic militant group."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.13, Rank: 126, Personal Freedom: 6.02, Economic Freedom: 6.25, Democracy Index: 3.3
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.25, Rank: 125