This Cameroonian currency features a picture of the President of the Republic, Ahmadou Ahidjo. What strikes me most about the chosen photo on the bill is the fact that it is recent. This differs from our currency which features more historical people.
THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Following mobilisation, 1st Battalion, The Nigeria Regiment entrain at Kaduna for Lagos, after which it would proceed to Duala in the German Cameroons. This battalion was armed with the long Lee Enfield rifle and short bayonet. Sleeping blankets and rain capes are carried rolled on the back. The soldier who is not wearing a fez is carrying his sleeping mat under his left arm
King Akwa, 1875. The Duala (or Douala) are an ethnic group of Cameroon. They primarily inhabit the littoral region to the coast and form a portion of the Sawa, or Cameroonian coastal peoples. They have historically played a highly influential role in Cameroon due to their long contact with Europeans, high rate of education, and wealth gained over years as traders and land owners.
The Cameroon Schutztruppe band playing in Duala. The bandsmen all wear the 1900 khaki uniform with red fez and blue/grey puttees. Most seem to be barefooted although at least two on the right seem to be wearing German white tropical ankle boots. Note the musicians swallows nest insignia worn on the shoulders of the African bandsmen. The German NCO wears the 1896 Schutztruppe khaki uniform with a Südwester hat edged in red for Cameroon, leather gaiters and ankle boots.