A report on CameroonGabon and Central Africa

Membership of ECCAS
Congo Basin
Bamum script is a writing system developed by King Njoya in the late 19th century.
A map of West Africa in 1670
The Kanem and Bornu Empires in 1810
The Battle of Gabon resulted in the Free French Forces taking the colony of Gabon from Vichy French forces, 1940
Abéché, capital of Wadai, in 1918 after the French had taken over
Former president Ahmadou Ahidjo ruled from 1960 until 1982.
President George W. Bush welcomes President Omar Bongo to the Oval Office, May 2004
Lunda town and dwelling
Paul Biya has ruled the country since 1982.
Independence Day celebration in Gabon
Kongo in 1711
Unity Palace – Cameroon Presidency
Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic, his wife Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama in 2014
French explorer Paul Du Chaillu confirmed the existence of Pygmy peoples of central Africa
A statue of a chief in Bana, West Region
Prime Minister of Gabon Julien Nkoghe Bekale and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi in October 2019
Fishing in Central Africa
President Paul Biya with U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014
U.S. Navy Captain is greeted by Gabonese Army
UN Macroregion of Central Africa
Military vehicles during a parade
Gabon map of Köppen climate classification
Art from Cameroon
Cameroon is divided into 10 regions.
Beach scene in Gabon
ECCAS/CEMAC state, part of Middle Africa
ECCAS state, part of Middle Africa
ECCAS state only
Volcanic plugs dot the landscape near Rhumsiki, Far North Region.
A proportional representation of Gabon exports, 2019
Elephants in Waza National Park
Change in per capita GDP of Gabon, 1950–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
School children in Cameroon
Crowd on beach in Gabon
Life expectancy in Cameroon
Dutch bulls and cows at Wallya community during the rainy season in Cameroon
People in Libreville
Douala seaport
A Gabonese mask
Cameroonian women on Women's Day Celebration
The homes of the Musgum, in the Far North Region, are made of earth and grass.
Map of the region's indigenous languages
Dancers greet visitors to the East Region.
Plantains and "Bobolo" (made from cassava) served with Ndolè (meat and shrimp)
Cameroonian fashion is varied and often mixes modern and traditional elements. Note the wearing of sun glasses, Monk shoes, sandals, and a Smartwatch.
A woman weaves a basket near Lake Ossa, Littoral Region. Cameroonians practise such handicrafts throughout the country.
Cameroon faces Germany at Zentralstadion in Leipzig, 17 November 2004.
Our Lady of Victories Cathedral, catholic church in Yaoundé

Cameroon (Cameroun), officially the Republic of Cameroon (République du Cameroun), is a country in west-central Africa.

- Cameroon

Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a country on the west coast of Central Africa.

- Gabon

It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; 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

Located on the equator, it is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west.

- Gabon

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe are members of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

- Central Africa

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Economic Community of Central African States

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The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS; Communauté Économique des États de l'Afrique Centrale, CEEAC; Comunidad Económica de los Estados de África Central, CEEAC; Comunidade Económica dos Estados da África Central, CEEAC) is an Economic Community of the African Union for promotion of regional economic co-operation in Central Africa.

The treaty became effective in 1966 after it was ratified by the then five member countries—Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, and Gabon.

Republic of the Congo

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The court of N'Gangue M'voumbe Niambi, from the book Description of Africa (1668)
Alphonse Massamba-Débat's one-party rule (1963–1968) attempted to implement a political economic strategy of "scientific socialism".
Marien Ngouabi changed the country's name to the People's Republic of the Congo, declaring it Africa's first Marxist–Leninist state. He was assassinated in 1977.
A pro-constitutional reform rally in Brazzaville during October 2015. The constitution's controversial reforms were subsequently approved in a disputed election which saw demonstrations and violence.
Denis Sassou Nguesso served as president from 1979 to 1992 and has remained in power ever since his rebel forces ousted President Pascal Lissouba during the 1997 Civil War.
Map of the Republic of the Congo exhibiting its twelve departments
Climate diagram for Brazzaville
GDP per capita development in the Republic of Congo, 1950 to 2018
A proportional representation of Republic of the Congo exports, 2019
Cassava is an important food crop in the Republic of the Congo.
Young women learning to sew, Brazzaville
Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville
Trois Pieces, a Congo-Brazzaville food
School children in the classroom, Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo, ), also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply either Congo or the Congo, is a country located in the western coast of Central Africa to the west of the Congo river.

It is bordered to the west by Gabon, to its northwest by Cameroon and its northeast by the Central African Republic, to the southeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to its south by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda and to its southwest by the Atlantic Ocean.

Equatorial Guinea

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Portuguese rule in Equatorial Guinea lasted from the arrival of Fernão do Pó (Fernando Pó) in 1472 until the 1778 Treaty of El Pardo.
Map of the Spanish possessions in 1897, before the Treaty of Paris (1900).
Borders after the agreement of 1900 on the land that would become Spanish Guinea, until the independence of 1968.
Corisco in 1910.
Inaugural flight with Iberia from Madrid to Bata, 1941.
Centro Cultural de España (Cultural Centre of Spain) in Malabo.
Signing of the independence of Equatorial Guinea by the then Spanish minister Manuel Fraga together with the new Equatorial Guinean president Macías Nguema on October 12, 1968.
Francisco Macías Nguema, first president of Equatorial Guinea in 1968 and became a dictator until he was overthrown in a coup d'état in 1979.
Obiang and U.S. president Obama with their wives in 2014.
Highway construction in Ciudad de la Paz in 2010. Ciudad de la Paz will be the future capital of Equatorial Guinea.
Presidential palace of Teodoro Obiang in Malabo.
According to the BBC, President Obiang Nguema "has been described by rights organisations as one of Africa's most brutal dictators."
An Antonov An-72P of the Armed Forces of Equatorial Guinea on lift off.
Köppen climate classification of Equatorial Guinea
A proportional representation of Equatorial Guinea exports, 2019.
Gepetrol Tower in Malabo 2013.
Torre de La Libertad ("Freedom Tower").
Malabo International Airport (Aeropuerto de Malabo in Spanish), en Punta Europa, island of Bioko.
Evolution of the Equatoguinean population between 1960 and 2017. Population in thousands of inhabitants.
Equatorial Guinean children of Bubi descent.
Floral inscription with the name of the country in Spanish in Malabo.
Santa Isabel Cathedral in Malabo
Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia y Deportes in Spanish).
The port of Malabo.
Edition of the television magazine Malabeando at the Cultural Centre of Spain in Malabo.
Estadio de Bata in Bata.

Equatorial Guinea (Guinea Ecuatorial; Guinée équatoriale; Guiné Equatorial), officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial, République de Guinée équatoriale, República da Guiné Equatorial), is a country on the west coast of Central Africa, with an area of 28000 km2.

The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east.

Chronological overview after Nurse and Philippson (2003): 
 1 = 4,000–3,500BP: origin
 2 = 3,500BP: initial expansion 
 "early split": 2.a = Eastern, 2.b = Western 
 3 = 2,000–1,500BP: Urewe nucleus of Eastern Bantu
 4–7: southward advance
 9 = 2,500BP: Congo nucleus
 10 = 2,000–1,000BP: last phase

Bantu expansion

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Chronological overview after Nurse and Philippson (2003): 
 1 = 4,000–3,500BP: origin
 2 = 3,500BP: initial expansion 
 "early split": 2.a = Eastern, 2.b = Western 
 3 = 2,000–1,500BP: Urewe nucleus of Eastern Bantu
 4–7: southward advance
 9 = 2,500BP: Congo nucleus
 10 = 2,000–1,000BP: last phase
Map indicating the spread of the Early Iron Age across Africa; all numbers are AD dates except for the "250 BC" date.
San rock art depicting a shield-carrying Bantu warrior. The movement of Bantu settlers, who migrated southwards and settled in the summer rainfall regions of Southern Africa within the last 2000 years, established a range of relationships with the indigenous San people from bitter conflict to ritual interaction and intermarriage.

The Bantu expansion is a hypothesis of major series of migrations of the original Proto-Bantu-speaking group, which spread from an original nucleus around West-Central Africa across much of sub-Saharan Africa.

The linguistic core of the Bantu languages, which comprise a branch of the Atlantic-Congo language family, was located in the southern regions of Cameroon.

Linguistic analysis suggests that the expansion proceeded in two directions: the first went across or along the Northern border of the Congo forest region (towards East Africa), and the second – and possibly others – went south along the African coast into Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola, or inland along the many south-to-north flowing rivers of the Congo River system.