Images of life in Kumba, Cameroon. Kumba is the largest town in south-west Cameroon and is an important transportation hub as well as trading centre. Despite several well-established industries, many
Kumba is the largest town in south-west Cameroon. It is an important regional transportation centre, connected by railway to Douala and by road to many other important towns in the country. Several major roads to the provincial interior radiate from Kumba, making it one of the main commercial towns in anglophone Cameroon.
Kumba is a trade centre for locally grown oil palms, rubber, tea, bananas, plantains, and cocoa (the major export crop). It also has a timber industry.
Compared to other African countries, Cameroon enjoys relatively high political and social stability. This has enabled the development of agriculture, roads, railways and large petroleum and timber industries. Despite this, large numbers of Cameroonians live in poverty as subsistence farmers. Power lies firmly in the hands of the president and his Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party. Corruption is widespread.