A daily scene in Worlorde, women queuing for water. This liquid gold is becoming increasingly rare in this locality in the far north of Cameroon due to lack of drilling.
Tokombere, Mokio, Takamsa and many other localities in northern Cameroon are not well housed. In these villages, women are also forced to travel miles, or dig holes in the sand to collect water.
Water unfit for consumption with risks of waterborne diseases.
“During the rainy seasons, many of our children get sick from the dirty water we drink. Often they have a stomach ache,” said Maliki Jacques a resident of Mokio.
Meanwhile, the Cameroonian State is set to release 4 billion CFA Francs for the emergency construction of water wells in this part of the country.
Source: Africa News
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The two moments of fierce protest from Cameroon where it appeared play might not be able to continue came just before half-time, when the decision to rule out Ellen White’s finish for offside was overturned via VAR to make it 2-0, and just after the break, once again involving an offside call, as Ajara Nchout’s strike was disallowed following a review.
The ill-tempered game at the Stade du Hainaut also saw yellow cards issued to Cameroon’s Yvonne Leuko after catching Nikita Parris in the face with an elbow, and Alexandra Takounda for a poor challenge on Steph Houghton.
There was also an incident in which England’s Toni Duggan had her arm spat on by Augustine Ejangue.
After the match England boss Phil Neville said “it didn’t feel like football” and spoke of feeling “completely and utterly ashamed of the behaviour” of Cameroon.
Neville’s counterpart Alain Djeumfa said there had been a “miscarriage of justice” and that “the referee made a lot of mistakes”.