Lead:  In the 1990s Cameroon grudgingly moved in the direction of plural democracy.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: After five centuries of foreign domination, Cameroon achieved independence. The nation, located at the center of west central Africa’s geographical southward curve, gained nationhood in 1961. French Cameroon became the Federal Republic of Cameroon and joined the United Nations. That same year the southern portion of British Cameroon voted to join the republic while the northern section became part of Nigeria.

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