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While non-Orthodox Christian missionaries in the centuries after the Portuguese reached the area of west Africa during the past several centuries, an Orthodox Christian presence was brought to Cameroon only in the twentieth century by Greek merchants and traders in 1951. These immigrants established churches that served the immigrant communities. In the 1980s, a [[missionary]] awaking developed under the lead of the [[Church of Alexandria]] to bring Orthodox Christianity to the indigenous populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The [[Archdiocese of Cameroon]] began as part of the Metropolis of Accra and West Africa which was established on [[January 23]], 1959.
[[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=news&action=details&id=280 ]] The Archdiocese is under the [[jurisdiction]] of the Church of Alexandria.