Finding a way in Yaounde
04 April 2022 | 5:00 am
22-year-old Cameroonian Desmond Mbun has developed a device to help people with visual impairments to navigate Cameroon's bustling towns. It's in the developmental stage, but in a country where few such mobility aids exist, it's a start.
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