Security Challenges of Cameroon and the Effects on France-African Relations

Agberndifor Evaristus, Filiz Katman


This article studies the security challenges of Cameroon and their effects on France-African relations. The rise of former colonized states such as Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa and China reveals that it is possible to rise above any national security problem to unthinkable wealth and prosperity. As post modernity evolves, it provokes several nation states to battle hard to overcome endemic derailments such as corruption, ethnic violence and segregation in order to catch up with the pace of globalization. Furthermore, it is very important to understand the very effects the derailments in the social and political economy of Cameroon and what is needed to make the necessary shifts and adjustments. This study will endeavor to uncover the varying security challenges that bound Cameroon considering the cross check of the existing relations between the challenges and state institutions. Moreover, the study shall analyze the effectiveness of the institutions and critically look at how they address issues of national interest as Cameroon matches forward to its 2035 Grand Ambition propaganda. This paper will explore Buzan’s conceptual framework of security, the history of Cameroon, the domestic security challenges of Cameroon and the counter security measures put in place.

Key words: Cameroon, France-Afrique Relations, National Security, Security, Threats.

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