By Bonnie Klap, Editor in Chief.
Her Excellency Mrs. Odette Melono, Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon, hosted a reception at the Hilton Hotel in The Hague to celebrate the National Day. Although Cameroon’s National day is celebrated on May 20th, Cameroon achieved independence from France on January 1st, 1960. However, the Government chose May 20th as Cameroon’s National Day to commemorate President Ahmadou Ahidjo’s abolishment of the Federal System of Government and the creation of a unitary country in 1972. Ambassador Melono welcomed a great number of guests who came to congratulate her on the National Day. Following the reception the guests were treated to a lavish dinner buffet.