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The interesting article on the challenges of creating a border between Cameroon and Nigeria has a further complication not mentioned but creating very difficult times in the west of Cameroon now. Just as the concepts of Nigeria and Cameroon were colonial creations of Europeans, so too the concept of “Cameroon” and the decision of France and Britain to put together two separate areas in 1960 to create this new nation. And so now, there is a struggle underway in the west area of Cameroon, between the largely-francophone Cameroon and Nigeria, to recognize the nation of Ambazonia (in fact, in this area today, October 1, is being celebrated at a “national day”).