Chronography of Cameroon
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See also Nigeria (7/1890) for the creation of Cameroonian territorial extension northwards to Lake Chad.
2000, World Bank approval for an oil and pipeline project was gained, despite fears of environmental damage.
11/10/1992, In Cameroon�s first multi-party elections, President Biya won a slim majority.
4/1988, Biya was �elected� President with 98.75% of the vote.
1986, Lake Nyos, having become supersaturated with carbon dioxide from volcanic activity below, erupted a huge cloud of the gas, which then flowed downhill, suffocating 1,700 people within 15 minutes.
6/4/1984, An abortive coup in Cameroon. The Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, a Christian from the south of the country, had ordered that all northern Muslim palace guards be replaced by southern Christians. Several days of fighting ensued but the rebel ringleaders were arrested and 35 executed. Biya consolidated his power.
1961, Cameroon became independent.
1/10/1961. The British Trust territory of Southern Cameroons joined with French Cameroons to form the Republic of Cameroon.
1/1/1960. The independent Republic of the Cameroons was proclaimed.
18/2/1916, The last German garrison in Cameroon surrendered.
10/6/1915, Second Battle of Garua. The remaining 249 German and African troops stationed in garrisons around Garua, Kamerun surrendered to British and French forces.
1884, Cameroon became a German protectorate.
11/7/1884, Germans began to sign up Cameroon chiefs as subjects.
1472, The Portuguese began slave trading in the Cameroons region.