Cameroon

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#31
1

Communities at risk

'Westerners' , Southerners

Summary

Cameroon ranked 31st in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose one place from 2017’s ranking. The rise of Cameroon in the index this year is influenced by a number of factors. Boko Haram was pushed back in the far north of the country, but remains a potent threat, not least because of its success over the years in… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts2
Major armed conflict1
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0104
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance8.3
Rise of factionalized elites9.1
Voice and Accountability-1.026
Political Stability-0.95
Rule of Law-1.019
OECD country risk classification6
TOTAL11.999

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Cameroon ranked 31st in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose one place from 2017’s ranking.

The rise of Cameroon in the index this year is influenced by a number of factors. Boko Haram was pushed back in the far north of the country, but remains a potent threat, not least because of its success over the years in recruiting local support. The territory of Bakassi was peacefully handed over to Cameroon from Nigeria ten years ago following a judgment of the International Court of Justice, but protests, and violence, in the peninsula are escalating. Meanwhile, political and economic discrimination against Anglophones continues to be a major issue. The government responded to protests in January 2017 by cutting internet services in the English-speaking regions.