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His Excellency

President Paul Biya

The moral and political support from His Excellency, President Paul Biya, the Head of State of Cameroon for the Mother of Humanity® Monument project demonstrates Cameroon’s active participation, and commitment to be an actor and catalyst for peace in the world.

- Nijel Lloyd Binns

Head of the Cameroon government Prime Minister Philemon Yang (far right) receives Nijel Binns with a tour of Cameroon and the gift of land in Kribi, valued at more than $75 million US dollars.

Letters from The Director of Cabinet on behalf of The Prime Minister, Head of Government to Avline Ava, President of ARK Jammers Connection, Inc., a Strategic Partner representing The Mother of Humanity® Monument Project in Cameroon.

The Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity will be situated in nearby Kribi, a seaside town located in the southern region of Cameroon, population 55,224 (2023).

The selection of Kribi as the venue for this amazing project was made after an extensive 18-month search across Africa from a short list that included Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana. Although not originally on the list, Cameroon was chosen due to several factors including it’s unique position among nations as “Africa In Miniature”.  Another key factor was that in keeping with the theme of “mother” and the source of all life on Earth, the venue had to be near water, and in this case it is the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

The Government of Cameroon responded positively to the project, granting the initial request for 80 hectares of land which was expanded and renegotiated by the visionary architect Williams Ava to 300 hectares.  As a key architect in the design of the layout of the project, and a well respected architect in Cameroon, Mr. Ava understood that additional land would be required to fulfill the artists complete intentions for making The Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity, a world-class, premier destination not only all of the nations in Africa, but for Africans in the diaspora, as well as international visitors from around the world.

The Mother of Humanity® Monument Foundation, Kribi Prefect, with city officials and ARK Jammers Connection at City Hall 2016

Sacred ennoblement ceremony in Kribi for Nijel Binns and the Mother of Humanity® delegation making them esteemed members of the Ocean community and guardians of the land.

The official land demarcation of 300 hectares for the Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity in Kribi.

Rendering of The Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity in Kribi, Cameroon shows the intentions to honor and respect the beauty of the land by preserving the original flora and fauna of the forest.

A beautiful beach in Kribi, Cameroon

The Ekom Nkam Waterfall in Kribi, Cameroon


The Republic of Cameroon is situated in Central and West Africa and shares borders with Nigeria to the northwest, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east, the Republic of the Congo to the southeast, and Gabon and Equatorial Guinea to the south. Additionally, it is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Covering an area of 183,569 square miles (475,442 square kilometers), it is slightly smaller than Spain but slightly larger than the state of California in America.

  • Official Name: Republic of Cameroon
  • Capital: Yaoundé
  • Location: Central West Africa
  • Land Area: 183,569 square miles (475,442 square kilometers)
  • Population: 28,636,373 (2023)
  • Official Languages: English and French
  • Form of Government: Democratic republic
  • Date of Independence: January 1, 1960
  • Main Economic Activity: Petroleum production and refining, logging


Cameroon is a unique and very special place.  It is said to be “All of Africa in one country and is universally referred to as “Africa in miniature” because it contains the diversity of all of Africa within it’s borders.   Organized into ten regions, Cameroon has a varied terrain from north to south that includes dense jungles, volcanoes, beaches, savannahs, rainforests, rocky mountain ranges and deserts.  It also has a rich diversity of over 250 ethnic groups with as many languages, and a variety of spiritual traditions.

Cameroon’s rich and diverse culture contributes to its vibrant traditions. Storytelling plays a significant role in preserving Cameroonian culture, with various ethnic groups known for their proverbs, riddles, poetry, legends, literature, and theater. Unique masks and statuettes are used by different communities, such as the Bali people’s elephant head masks and the Bamileke’s carved human and animal figures. Traditional crafts, including pottery, sculpture, clothing, and bronze sculptures, showcase Cameroonian artistry and are exhibited in museums worldwide. Cameroon is also home to several national parks and wildlife preserves where you will find a vast array of animal, plant and bird life: 409 species of mammals, 165 species of birds, and over 8,200 species of plants. It’s been said that, “If you haven’t been to Cameroon, you haven’t been to Africa.”