Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa and became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. 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 sometimes called "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry.


Because of its modest oil resources and favourable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, it faces many of the serious problems confronting other underdeveloped countries, such as stagnant per capita income, a relatively inequitable distribution of income, a top-heavy civil service, endemic corruption, and a generally unfavourable climate for business enterprise. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. Subsidies for electricity, food, and fuel have strained the budget. Cameroon has several large infrastructure projects under construction, including a deep sea port in Kribi and the Lom Pangar Hydropower Project. It also recently opened a natural gas powered electricity generating plant. Cameroon must attract more investment to improve its inadequate infrastructure, but its business environment is a deterrent to foreign investment.

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Employee transfer practices for US multinational, Cameroon

Cameroon employee transfer practices for US multinational

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Employment advice for updating records US multinational

Employment advice to update records for US multinational

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Employment & social security advice for Cameroon church

Employment & social security regulations advice for Cameroon church

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Environmental clean-up, Cameroon for global oil E&P

Environmental clean-up advice in Cameroon for global oil E&P

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Environmental OHADA survey

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Free access to legal advice for NGOs on Disaster Risk Reduction laws

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International share scheme advice &  in-country rules in OHADA region

Advice on setting up and running an international share scheme for business in the OHADA region

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Review of employment contract template for Scottish distillery & setting up of representative office in Cameroon

Advice for independent Scottish distillery on representative Cameroon office

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Regulatory clearance for your Internet projects

Provided social network company actionable advice on Cameroon's Internet law

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Explained spectrum licensing law to social network in Cameroon

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Mobile technology legal services in Cameroon

Helped social network with telecom law in Cameroon

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Worked with social networking service on tariff and advertising law in Cameroon

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