In Benin’s capital Cotonou, Togo’s Lomé and Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou the informal sector accounts for over 80% of non-agricultural employment.
“We are like second class citizens, of the same status as a colonised people, except that this is internal colonialism, caliphate colonialism”
Western Cameroon is 20% of the population but reportedly produces 60% of the country’s GDP, and has little to show for it.
Some 20,000 people have reportedly been detained under the state of emergency, which also led to curfews, bans on public assembly, and media and internet restrictions.
Anyone who believes that China’s recent pledge to ban the ivory trade by the end of 2017 will make a difference to the threat hanging over African elephants will have a rude awakening after reading this book
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