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Cameroon
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon , 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...
Timeline of Events
1884
7.5.1884
Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
1916
1.1.1916
German troops abandon Yaoundé and their Kamerun colony to British forces and begin the long march to Spanish Guinea.
1960
1.1.1960
The Republic of Cameroon achieves independence from France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
1961
10.1.1961
East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
1984
4.6.1984
Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
1986
8.21.1986
Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
2007
5.5.2007
Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.