Ongola Ewondo (Yaoundé) Kolo Beti

The natives of African capitals : The case of Kolo Beti (Yaounde, Cameroon)

The natives of African capitals : The case of Kolo Beti (Yaounde, Cameroon)

How to preserve an identity in a world where “development” is not always accompanied by inclusive programs for the indigenous populations of the big metropolises, and this in spite of the international conventions supposed to protect them?

The case of the Kolo Beti of Yaounde

In this photo, a view of the center of Yaoundé, the political capital of Cameroon, with millions of inhabitants today. These buildings, these streets are drawn on land which barely 100 years ago was the stronghold of the KOLO BETI people. Today, they are disappearing from the urban landscape, under general indifference… The entire article available here