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Cameroon: The Kotoko ethnic group including its homeland and relationship with the National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 18 August 1999
Citation / Document Symbol CMR32600.E
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According to the Encyclopedia of the Third World, the Kotoko, estimated to be around 23,000 people, live in northern Cameroon (1992, 308), but are also found in Nigeria and Chad. No information on its relationship with the government could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. For additional information on the Kotoko, please consult TCD30541.E of 26 November 1998.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please see the list of additional information consulted in researching this Information Request.

Encyclopedia of the Third World. 1992. 4th ed. Vol. 1. Edited by George Thomas Kurian. New York: Facts on File.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. January 1998 - June 1999. Vols. 38-39.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [Oxford]. 1997-1998. Vols. 34-35. Nos. 1-12.

Amnesty International. 1998. Amnesty International Report 1998. New York: Amnesty International USA.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1998 1999 United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Press.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 1992. 12th ed. Edited by Barbra F. Grimes. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Political Handbook of the World 1998. 1998. Edited by Arthur S. Banks. Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Internet, LEXIS/NEXIS, World Network Connection (WNC)

West Africa [London]. June 1998-January 1999. Nos. 4192-4201.

Three oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.

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