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Government to renovate Douala prison

The Cameroonian government is to provide 35 million CFA francs (about US $50,100) for the renovation of the central prison in Douala, BBC quoted Territorial Administration Minister Ferdinand Koungou Edima as announcing on Wednesday at the end of a visit to the penitentiary. The 70-year-old prison, regarded as the worst in Cameroon, was built for 800 inmates but holds 2,500, BBC reported.

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