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  • Baroness goes on an African safari to woo top decision makers (SECURITY COUNCIL VOTES UPDATE)

    03/02/2003 5:48:07 PM PST · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 3, 2003 | JAMES ASTILL
    AFTER a frenzied five-day tour of Guinea, Angola and Cameroon, it was not clear whether the Minister of State for Africa, Baroness Amos, had won any commitments from the countries that hold the key to winning UN backing for a war on Iraq. "I am very satisfied," is all the baroness would say in the wake of a final meeting with Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, in Yaounde. "I’ve gone through with each of the presidents our position on Iraq, and in particular on the second resolution." Her hectic schedule was a sign of the desperate scramble to win the loyalties...
  • World Court: Disputed Oil-Rich Region Belongs to Cameroon

    10/10/2002 11:19:24 AM PDT · by Asmodeus · 16 replies · 320+ views
    VOA News ^ | 10 October 2002
    The United Nations' world court has ruled in favor of Cameroon - awarding it sovereignty over the long disputed oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. In its ruling Thursday, the International Court of Justice agreed with Cameroon's argument that the area was part of its territory under an early 20th century treaty between German and British colonial powers in West Africa. The decision is a defeat for Nigeria which for years has fought Cameroon for control of the region. At stake are major oil reserves believed to lie in the border area, as well as rich fish stocks. Both nations have troops stationed...
  • Team hopes to unlock mysteries of Cameroon’s granite strongholds!

    08/17/2002 9:23:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 478+ views
    University of Calgary ^ | August 15, 2002 | Greg Harris, Media Relations
    UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS |PH: (403) 220-3500 | FAX: (403) 282-8413 Greg Harris, Media Relations (403) 220-3506 (403) 540-7306 (cell)August 15, 2002Centuries-old African structures have never been excavated U of C-led team hopes to unlock mysteries of Cameroon’s granite strongholdsA University of Calgary archaeologist is leading the first expedition to excavate the so-called Strongholds of Cameroon, which are some of the most remarkable stone-built structures anywhere in Africa.Located in the Mandara Mountains of northern Cameroon, the strongholds range in size from small standalone structures, to complex, castle-sized fortresses with  platforms, terraces and covered passageways. The curving walls on some of the...