• Short Summary

    YAOUNDE, CAPITAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF CAMEROUN, IS NOW THE PERMANENT HOME OF OCAM - THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION.

  • Description

    YAOUNDE, CAPITAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF CAMEROUN, IS NOW THE PERMANENT HOME OF OCAM - THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION. OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF THIS CAME ON MAY 6, AND NOW THE CENTRE IS WELL ESTABLISHED ON ONE OF YAOUNDE'S MANY HILLS.

    YAOUNDE WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE GERMANS IN THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY. AFTER THE OCCUPATION OF THE CITY IN 1916 BY THE ALLIED TROOPS, YAOUNDE BECAME THE CAPITAL OF CAMEROUN UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FRENCH. IN 1958 YAOUNDE WAS PROMOTED TO SEAT OF GOVERNMENT OF THE NEW STATE, AND IN 1961 IT ACHIEVED THE STATUS OF CAPITAL OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF CAMEROUN.

    IT IS A CITY OF HILLS - HILLS RISING OUT OF A RICH ARABLE COUNTRYSIDE, WHICH STRETCHES NORTHWARDS TOWARDS THE MOUNTAINS, THE 1000 METRE (3,500 FEET) BOUNDARY BETWEEN ITSELF AND NIGERIA.

    A NOTABLE, AND UNUSUAL FEATURE OF THE CITY, IS THE MANNER IN WHICH THE NATURALLY HILLY NATURE HAS GOVERNED THE DISPOSITION OF THE VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS. THE GOVERNMENTAL DEPARTMENTS OCCUPY ONE HILL, THE COMMERCIAL QUARTERS ANOTHER, WHILE RECREATIVE AND OTHER ZONES ARE SCATTERED ON SIMILAR RISES.

    NOW OCAM HAS BEEN GIVEN ITS OWN HILL, WITH ITS OWN PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES GRANTED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARIAT. OCAM HAS FOUND ITSELF A FORTUNATE RESTING PLACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA59S41L6RUNM0M76BKCM4X0Q6W
    Media URN:
    VLVA59S41L6RUNM0M76BKCM4X0Q6W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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