Sunday, 4th December 2022

Years of waiting for Cameroonian ID applicants

By Abiodun Ogundairo
05 February 2021   |   4:40 pm
Getting identification papers is an exhausting process in Cameroon. Some applicants have waited over 5 years with no results. Some resort to the Black Market. Also, one sustainability project in Abidjan gives thrown away plastic a second life by turning it into bricks to build schools. And we take a look at the larger than life work of a french graffiti artists who has headed to Cape Town to make his mark.


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