Cameroon’s main port city battles mounting flood peril
01 September 2021 | 6:17 am
Flooding is an annual hazard during the July-September rainy season in Cameroon's largest port city, Douala. But, impelled by suspected climate change and worsened by urban planning and blocked drains, such events have become more and more frequent.
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