Cameroon–United States relations

Cameroon–United States relations

Cameroon – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Cameroon and USA


United States

Cameroon–United States relations are international relations between Cameroon and the United States.


  • Overview 1
  • Diplomatic missions 2
  • 2015 American military intervention 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The relations are close, although they have sometimes been affected by concerns over human rights abuses and the pace of political and economic liberalization. The bilateral U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program in Cameroon closed for budgetary reasons in 1994.

However, approximately 140 State Department and USAID regional funds, the Embassy also provides funds for refugees, HIV/AIDS, democratization and girl's scholarships. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided a commodity grant valued at $6 million in 2003 to fund agricultural development projects in the North and Far North provinces. A similar program for $4 million was approved in 2004. The program will fund an agricultural development and nutrition enhancement project in the East and Adamawa provinces.

The United States and Cameroon work together in the UN Security Council in 2002, Cameroon worked closely with the United States on initiatives. The U.S. Government continues to provide substantial funding for international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and African Development Bank, that provide financial and other assistance to Cameroon.

Diplomatic missions

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is in Yaoundé.

2015 American military intervention

In October of 2015 the US began committing troops to the American military intervention in Cameroon.

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

External links

  • History of Cameroon - U.S. relations

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