According to a research work titled "Cameroon Diasporas in the United States of America and Great Britain and their contributions to the economic and political development of Cameroon", was carried out by Abang Calistus Mvo, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a PhD in political sciences at the University of Yaoundé II, Soa.
Mr. Abang defended his work over the weekend in the presence of the Secretary General at the Ministry of Higher Education, Professor Wilfred Gabsa, and his supervisor, Professor Emeritus Ndue Paul Ntungwe of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Yaoundé II.
He explained that the choice of the topic during this period is for the fact that many have left Cameroon and government has realised the need to include diaspora on the dialogue table.
His findings showed that many Cameroonians in the diaspora contribute to the development of Cameroon, although the government looks down on them with much disdain.
He further revealed he faced a lot of difficult contacting diasporas in the aforementioned areas, who most often, claimed to busy. Another regret was the fact that the country has no data on diasporas, which made work quite difficult, given government's perception of them due to the fact that they often attack the regime.
Dr. Abang Calistus comes from Aghem-Wum, Menchum Division of the North West region. He was the only Anglophone admitted for PhD in political science of his batch and the first Anglophone to defend in same batch. Apart from degrees obtained from the University of Yaoundé II, Dr. Abang has obtained 80 certificates in domains such as elections, gender, human rights conflicts, refugees, amongst others.