12 Pivotal Moments For Cameroon, Pre-And-Post Independence

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Written by Becca Blond
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1. 1520

Europeans first arrived in Cameroon in 1520, and began a reign of tyranny. First the Portuguese set up sugar plantations and a slave trade, which they maintained until the 1600s. Then they turned the country over to the Dutch.