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The Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity in Kribi, Cameroon

The Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity will be situated in Kribi, Cameroon. With a population of 55,224 (2023), this seaside town in Cameroon, specifically designated for the project, encompasses 300 hectares (741 acres) of state-owned land provided by the Government of Cameroon. This land is part of the larger 26 thousand-hectare area designated for the planned New Kribi City and the partially completed Kribi Deep Sea Port.

The selection of Kribi as the venue for the timeless monument, the Mother of Humanity®, was made after an extensive 18-month search across Africa. Cameroon was chosen due to several factors, including its diverse population and geography, which have earned it the reputation of “All of Africa in One Country” and “Africa in Miniature.” Furthermore, its favorable location in Central Africa positions it as the gateway to Central and West Africa. The Government of Cameroon has responded positively to the project, granting the request for 300 hectares of land for the entire undertaking, including the monument, MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity, and its surrounding structures. Additionally, the request for a location near the sea has been fulfilled.

The official land demarcation for the Mother of Humanity® Monument and MotherLand™ – Center for Humanity in Kribi, Cameroon

>Ariel view of Kribi Cameroon home to the Mother of Humanity® Monument

Ekom Nkam Waterfall in Kribi Cameroon

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

Beach in Kribi, Cameroon


The Republic of Cameroon, situated in Central and West Africa, is an independent nation often referred to as the “hinge” of Africa. It 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. With a population exceeding 26 million individuals who speak over 250 languages, Cameroon stands out as one of the most culturally diverse countries in Central Africa. Covering an area of 183,569 square miles (475,442 square kilometers), it is slightly smaller than Spain but slightly larger than the U.S. state of California. The southern and coastal regions of Cameroon are characterized by dense jungles, an extensive network of rivers, and tropical rainforests.

  • 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’s culture is rich and diverse, with around 300 ethnic groups contributing 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 home to 300 distinct ethnic groups, with dominant populations in each of its ten regions. The Baka people, the oldest and most revered inhabitants in Cameroon are among the oldest people on planet Earth. They have lived as hunters and gatherers in the rainforests for tens of thousands of years.