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Cameroon's well-intentioned plastics ban not being implemented

By Tebeck Alphonse

In April 2014, the government of Cameroon placed a ban on the importation, production and sale of non-biodegradable plastics.Close to four years later, the government seems to be unable to implement it.

The banned products are still - very much in circulation - despite incessant sensitisation and repressive measures by the government. But locals in Bamenda say sustainable alternatives as promised by government are not available.Tebeck Alphonse has this report from Bamenda.

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

Bananas help create Cameroon's first biodegradable sanitary napkins