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Bananas help create Cameroon's first biodegradable sanitary napkins

By Tebeck Alphonse

In some rural communities in Cameroon, poverty and cultural beliefs can make it difficult for women and girls to access sanitary pads. As part of a sustainable response to the challenge, a project for the production of biodegradable sanitary pads from agricultural waste has kicked off in Bamenda. The pads are destined to serve those in the countryside and suburban areas. Correspondent Tebeck Alphonse observed the production of Kuja Eco-Pads in the rural community  of Mendakwe, about  a  15-minute drive from Bamenda. He  has this report.

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt5: Migration takes its toll on Darfuri refugees

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt4: Darfuri refugees hope to resettle in France

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt2: Chadians in Darfur finally return home

Humanitarian issues in eastern Chad Pt1: The challenges of living in Djabal refugee camp

Remembering those who died under Nazi Germany through memorial cobblestones

Infanticide in Senegal persists despite efforts to tackle the causes Pt.2

Infanticide in Senegal persists despite efforts to tackle the causes Pt.1

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 2

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 1

Ramadan, both a holy and expensive month in Senegal's capital