5 GOOD REASONS TO VISIT CAMEROON (SOURCE – CAMEROON INVESTMENT FORUM UK )

CAMEROON – AFRICA IN MINATURE

1. CULTURE & LANGUAGES: Only officially bilingual country in Africa – French and English, the two key of the international languages.

Despite this international endowment, Cameroon also boasts 230 languages. These include 55 Afro-Asiatic languages, two Nilo-Saharan languages, and 173 Niger-Congo languages. This latter group is divided into one West Atlantic language (Fulfulde), 32 Adamawa-Ubangui languages, and 142 Benue-Congo languages (130 of which are Bantu languages). This manifests in a very vibrant culture expressed in many forms including a large and extremely diverse food menu, and musical and dance forms.

2. SPORTS – Football; four times winners of the African Nations Cup – 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, and gave Roger Mila to the world at the 1990 world cup – the first African team to make the quarter finals of the world cup; Cameroon competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The men’s football team won the nation’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

3. GEOGRAPHY & WILD LIFE – Flora and Fauna; Cameroon encapsulates all the flora and fauna types of Africa, with desert to the north, savanna and rolling grassland hills to the mid region, thick tropical rain forest further down, and unique golden beaches, and black sand volcanic beach.

It harbours one of the last vestiges of genuine rainforest in Africa – Korup National Park, where an episode of Tarzan was filmed, and was visited by Prince Charles and Lady D Cameroon also has the tallest mountain in Central and West Africa – Mount Fako at 4072m situated by the town of Buea

Cameroon boasts the big five; buffalo, lion, elephant, rhinoceros and leopard. It also has gorilla, giraffe, crocodile, primates, etc, rare birds – including the bald picathartes, and the largest bull frog in the world called the Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath)

4. FOOD; Cameroon has more variety of food than any other African nation. It is one of a handful of countries globally where you are either planting or harvesting something twelve months in the year non-stop. The famous slang is that ‘Chop Dey’ meaning there is food in abundance. The roast fish speciality ‘poison braissee’ (monica) served with fried plantains, is well known.

5. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Availability of numerous natural resources (oil, gas, bauxite, gold,…) and agricultural products (coffee, cocoa, cotton, bananas, pineapple, rubber, palm oil, etc …) and a bilingual human resource pool boasting one of the largest educated and bilingual youth population in the world. Cameroon is connected to The Commonwealth of Nations, The Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Group 77, Non-Aligned Movement, African Union, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) – 200m people, and the Economic & Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) – 37m people.

 

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SOURCE

*Cameroon Forum is a civil society organisation which seeks to integrate the diverse portfolio of Cameroonian professionals,

associations, businesses and related institutions, towards a greater social, economic and cultural integration of Cameroonians into

UK society. The ultimate goal being to foster good, diverse and rich bilateral relations between Cameroon and the UK.

http://www.cameroon-forum.org

 

 

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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One Response to 5 GOOD REASONS TO VISIT CAMEROON (SOURCE – CAMEROON INVESTMENT FORUM UK )

  1. Definitely looking to check out different parts of Africa. Thanks for the info! Got any news on Gambia?

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