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The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country. Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite a slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

NOTE: The information regarding Cameroon on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cameroon Introduction 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cameroon Introduction Issues 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.