British Cameroons (1916–61) and French Cameroun (1916–60)

May 16, 2020 0 Comments

In World War I British, French, and Belgian troops drove the Germans into exile, beginning a period of British rule in two small portions and French rule in the remainder of the territory. These League of Nations mandates (later United Nations [UN] trusts) were referred to as French Cameroun and British Cameroons. The British trust territory consisted of a strip of land bisected by the Benue River along …

The Eastern Nigerian Regional Crisis of 1953

March 5, 2020 0 Comments

The Eastern Nigerian regional crisis of 1953 started on January 30, 1953, and ended on May 6, 1953. The National Council of Nigerian and Cameroon (NCNC) majority turned itself into opposition and as such killed the bills that were brought to it including the appropriation bill. The governor had to use his reserve powers to decree …