northern Mandara mountains are situated about 200 Km south of Lake
Chad. The international boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon is
cutting in a south-westerly direction through the Northern Mandaras.
In 1902 the Germans successfully established their colonial rule
over the northern Cameroons by choosing the Wandala capital, Mora,
as their centre town. In March 1916 am Anglo-French Agreement divided
the Northern Mandaras in a French and British part. UN mandates
were issued in 1922.
French continued to rule the Northern Mandaras from Mora, while
the British founded Gwoza and the French moved from Mora to Mokolo.
While the colonial influence of the Germans is now purely historical,
the influences of the British and French have left strong traces.
The lion's share of the Northern Mandaras belongs to the Republic
of Cameroon with Mokolo as the centre town.