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The outpost of Jeundo (after Yaunde or Ewondo people) was founded between the Nyong and Sanaga rivers by German explorers Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck around 1887 and 1889. For a short period, the settlement was first used as an agricultural research station, then it became a base for the area’s rubber and ivory trade, items that were purchased from the natives in exchange for iron and clothing. After Imperial Germany’s defeat, France held eastern Cameroon as a mandate of the League of Nations, and Yaoundé was chosen to become the capital of the colony and upon independence continued to serve as the seat of government for the Republic of Cameroon, despite Douala being the more important settlement.

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Pascale Marthine Tayou

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Raymond Yves Kono

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