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Cameroon Cuts Imports to Spur Local Industry

Customers who want to sweeten their coffee may be out of luck at Kum Jeanette's restaurant in Yaounde. Sugar is in short supply these days in Cameroon, as the government cracks down on illegal imports to protect and promote local industry. "For several weeks now, I have been going round looking for sugar,” Kum said. “It is scarce in town and, when you see it, the price is high. We used to buy for 700 [CFA, or $1.20] but now that we do not even see it, when you manage to see it...

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