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Title:Imperial business in Cameroon under United Kingdom administration: studies in the economic history of Cameroon
Author:Mossima, Fritz
Periodical:Afrika Zamani: revue d'histoire africaine
Geographic terms:British Cameroons
Subjects:economic history
foreign enterprises
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
Abstract:Cameroon has been omitted in A.G. Hopkins' pioneer work on emperial business history in Africa. This article attempts to fill this gap and also intends to continuate Hopkins' work. But unlike Hopins' work, this article is drawn from a rather limited range of source material although it is valuable in that it is a careful collection of interested firms and their activities which have revealed the cardinal motive of the exploitation of the resources of Cameroon for European benefits In order not to treat Cameroon as if she was divorced from her African neighbours, this article starts with the brief history of the international and pioneer firms in West Africa. This is followed by concentrating on the activities of these firms in Cameroon, in a superficial fashion. Finally some general conclusions are drawn. Notes, tab.