Cameroon becomes part of the western African colony of the German Empire and is called Kamerun.
The London Declaration divides Cameroon into French (80%) and British administrative zones (20%). The British zone is divided into Northern and Southern Cameroons.
French Cameroon granted independence and becomes the Republic of Cameroon.
Following a UN-sponsored referendum, the British Southern Cameroon joins the Republic of Cameroon to become the Federal Republic of Cameroon, while Northern Cameroon joins Nigeria.
Cameroon becomes a unitary state and is named the United Republic of Cameroon.
The business monitor, Transparency International, classifies Cameroon as the most corrupt country in the world.
The World bank approves funding for oil and pipeline project in Cameroon and Chad.
The Paris Club, a group of major lending nations, agrees to cancel almost all of Cameroon's $3.5 bn debt.