Friday, May 20, 2016

HAPPY NATIONAL DAY!! CAMEROON!!!


Brief History of the National day in Cameroon:

On the 20th of May 1972, in a national referendum Cameroonians voted for a unitary state as opposed to the existing federal state.
The United Nations Trust Territory known as French Cameroun achieved independence from France on 1 January 1960, and British Southern Cameroons changed status from a Trusteeship under British administration to a federated state within Cameroon on 1 October 1961. The government chose 20 May as Cameroon's National Day to commemorate President Ahmadou Ahidjo's abolishment of the federal system of government in favor of a unitary country in 1972.