Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Cameroonians Diaspora Contribute FCFA 79 Million towards the fight against Boko Haram

According to All AfricaCameroonians living abroad have responded to President Paul Biya's call for a general mobilisation against the terrorist group, Boko Haram. A whopping sum of  FCFA 79,340,388 was given to Cameroon's Defence Forces and war victims as support by Cameroonians living in Egypt, Switzerland, South Africa, China, France, Congo-Brazzaville, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea.

On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Director of the Division of Cameroonians Living Abroad, at the Ministry of External Relations, Mrs Tasha Mbur Anna Baninla released the figures and said that the patriotic gesture was evidence that Cameroonians abroad remained close to issues affecting the life of the State.

According to the statistics, Cameroonians resident in Switzerland made the largest contribution amounting to a total of FCFA 37,505,000 while their compatriots in China followed with a contribution of FCFA 11,312,680. Meanwhile, Cameroonians in Equatorial Guinea made contributions in-kind worth FCFA 8 million. This included rice, sugar, vegetable oil and mineral water, amongst others.

There is a huge Cameroonian community in the U.S.A, UK, Germany etc. Were they not involved in the project?


  1. Did you really expect the Cameroonian community in the USA and UK, a majority of which are Anglophones, to really listen to Paul Biya's "call" ? I would have been very surprised if the largest sum came from a country where French is not an official language. Paul Biya has lots of investments in Switzerland and so many Cameroonian ( francophone ) friends as well. I'd advise the community in the UK and USA to rather fund the SCNC movement .

  2. BREAKING NEWS!!!! CFA 79 Million 'disparu" between Nsimalen and Quartier Generale!
    Impossible n'est pas Kmer!