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Cries of Yaoundé No 1

No. 1: Ajah

Ajah has a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Yaoundé. He graduated in 2016. He cannot find a job that demands these skills. In the meantime, he sells Cola Nuts in the streets of Yaoundé, often to taxi drivers. The nuts are dark red, unevenly shaped and contain caffeine. They are bitter and they grow easily in the hot, wet climate of Cameroon. Ajah works six days a week from 7am to 6pm. He makes between 70-95,000 CFA (£95-£135) every two to three weeks.

The minimum wage in the Cameroon is 36,270 CFA (£50) per month source:

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