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Buea is the capital of the Southwest Province of Cameroon. It lies on the eastern slopes of Mount Cameroon and was the colonial capital city of the German Kamerun from 1901 to 1909, then of the Southern Province of British Cameroons (1949-1961).

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CO 1069-24-5

CO 1069-24-5
Made by The National Archives UK
Description: Eruption of Mount Cameroons, I959 Location: Buea, Southern Cameroons Date: 1959 Description: Man O' War Bay Women's Training Course Location: Southern Cameroons Date: 1959 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/24 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Our records about many of these images are limited. If you have more information about the people, places or events shown in an image, please use the comments section below. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. Alternatively you could use the Suggestify tool to suggest the location of a picture. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library

CO 1069-20-11

CO 1069-20-11
Made by The National Archives UK
Description: Tea is now being produced in the Tea Factory which was completed in March, 1958. Location: Buea, Southern Cameroon Date: March 1958 Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/20 This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. Our records about many of these images are limited. If you have more information about the people, places or events shown in an image, please use the comments section below. We have attempted to provide place information for the images automatically but our software may not have found the correct location. Alternatively you could use the Suggestify tool to suggest the location of a picture. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library

Buea, a house

Buea, a house
Made by fakoman
Other Buea Pictures by Orock Eta Other Buea Pictures by Orock Eta The grey look of Buea is for real. The sky is usually shrouded by clouds, formed as a result of the Atlantic ocean in the foreground and the huge Fako Mountain in the background. As a result the temperatures are mild, skins look fresh, moss grows on rocks and roofs as in this picture, vegetation in thick and green; the soil is incredibly fertile and it is almost constantly raining---usually in the form of a gentle drizzle. Fako is also an active volcano, but there have been no disastrous earthquakes nor lava flows in memory.

No Pidgin English at the University of Buea, Cameroon

No Pidgin English at the University of Buea, Cameroon
Made by dibussi
Linguistically that is, of course, not true because if you study Pidgin, or any other language, in and of itself and use it the way it is meant to be used, it would be difficult to confuse one with the other. Take the Romance languages of Europe, for example. They are morphologically quite similar but people don’t mix them up simply for that reason. What we have here is simply a kind of superiority complex, if you can excuse that term, European languages have in relation to Pidgin or Krio - Drexel University, Philadelphia,USA.

Mamfe: Crazy Car

Mamfe: Crazy Car
Made by fakoman
More Mamfe Photos Extreme public transportation in West Africa. Working wreck. The mechanics who maintain these things are genuises. Sometimes when you travel to remote places, these Rube Goldberg devices are the only way to move around at a reasonable clip. It is quite obvious that the shock absorbers and springs are enhanced: borrowed from a larger, more robust chassis. This is a Toyota Corolla of 1980s vintage, still working very hard.

Promoting English at the University of Buea, Cameroon

Promoting English at the University of Buea, Cameroon
Made by dibussi
I find such notices senseless. In fact, the people who seemed to have understood the import of Pidgin as a language of mass communication are the missionaries. They quickly realized that language is a great cultural binder and they knew how to exploit it to reach the greater masses of the people. To me, this opposition to the use of Pidgin is nothing short of intellectual snobbery, period. Professor Abioseh Porter - Drexel University, Philadelphia,USA.

Fruit stand in the rain

Fruit stand in the rain
Made by fakoman
In Buea, on the slopes of Mt Fako (aka the 13.350 high Cameroon Mountain), it is a constant pitter-patter of rain, drizzle or fog. Some find it miserable and cold, and others think it is a relief from the heat and humidity of Tiko and Douala only 30km down the road. This climate plus the rich volcanic soil results in an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Anti Pidgin English Signs at the University of Buea, Cameroon

Anti Pidgin English Signs at the University of Buea, Cameroon
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Pidgin is the language of playfulness, informality, vulgarity, transgression, trade, celebration, and family. To ask students to shun it is to ask them to enter the English-speaking public sphere--which is already fraught in majority-Francophone Cameroon--and not look back.” Dr. Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi - University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Cameroun Police

Cameroun Police
Made by fakoman
These guys are averse to being photographed, often reacting disproportionately and unreasonably. Other Pictures by Orock Eta Other Pictures by Orock Eta

Rocks

Rocks
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These heavy smooth things are to be found everywhere in Buea Other Buea Pictures by Orock Eta Other Buea Pictures by Orock Eta

Pidgin English Destroys your English!

Pidgin English Destroys your English!
Made by dibussi
Instead of Pidgin being seen as a symbol of Anglophone creativity and resilience, it has become a stigma and an anathema, which supposedly reinforces the perception that English-speaking Cameroonians are unable to excel even in their own English or Anglophone sphere. Dibussi Tande.

Children

Children
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Other Buea Pictures by Orock Eta Other Buea Pictures by Orock Eta

IMG_2277

IMG_2277
Made by Bill Zimmerman
(L to R) Helen Ngoh of CRTV & Agnes Mambe, Coordinator of the Association of Women in Economic & Environmental Development based in Ekondo-Titi, Ndian. villagediary.org

Roast corn

Roast corn
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Other Pictures by Orock Eta Other Pictures by Orock Eta

IMG_2161

IMG_2161
Made by Bill Zimmerman
(L to R) Gladys Viban, Cultural Affairs Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Bill Zimmerman, co-founder of Village Diary & Helen Ngoh, journalist for CRTV. villagediary.org

IMG_2151

IMG_2151
Made by Bill Zimmerman
Our project launch was set for June 16th, the International Day of the African Child. The event was hosted by the Cameroon Cultural Centre, Buea. villagediary.org

Banque Internationale pour le commerce et l'industrie du Cameroun

Banque Internationale pour le commerce et l'industrie du Cameroun
Made by photography.ambjorn.com
Post-colonial leftover from when France ruled Cameroon - Background on the BNCI can be found on the BNP Baripas history website.

IMG_2175

IMG_2175
Made by Bill Zimmerman
(L to R) Alphonse Tua Ndjana, director of Poorest of the Poor Foundation, Richard Johannsen, UT Roland Musi, Viola Allo & Roland Boula. villagediary.org

IMG_2169

IMG_2169
Made by Bill Zimmerman
Richard Johannsen, First Secretary of the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, meets with the Regional Delegate of Social Affairs. villagediary.org

IMG_2232

IMG_2232
Made by Bill Zimmerman
UT Roland Musi, Founder of the Village Diary initiative, at a round table discussion with partners following the public launch. villagediary.org

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Buea Rd #3 - Mutengene, Cameroon
Driving along the Buea Rd in the morning listening to the All Africa BBC broadcast as we trek through the potholes...Cameroon road


Buea Rd - Mutengene, Cameroon
This is the stretch of road between Mutengene and Buea that I travel daily to the office. It is the end of the rainy season so it is getting


Buea Rd #2 - Mutengene
Another leg of the journey through Mutengene to the office along with a full rainbow which was really cool to see....Cameroon rainbow


Baha'i Centre in Sopo, Buea, Cameroon
Baha'i Centre in Sopo, Buea, Cameroon...buea cameroon sopo bahai centre


Buea, Cameroon
By the market...Africa Buea Cameroon


Buea
Buea...buea




Nearest places of interest:

Limbe
Polulyah Angelina
Tiko Airport
Tiko
  kumba town
lake barombi
Mount Cameroon
Cross River Delta

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Cameroon
Bamenda






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