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Rosine Mbakam (left) and her mother on the set of 'The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman,' which represents their intergenerational differences. Icarus Films hide caption

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Recently adopted Chadian twins Claira (left) and Ariella play peekaboo to pass the time in Yaoundé, Cameroon, with their new parents, David and Michaela Parker, as they await their adoption visas. The 23-month-old girls cannot currently travel to America with the Parkers, who are petitioning the U.S. government for an exception for the girls' visas amid the coronavirus pandemic. David and Michaela Parker hide caption

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'We'd Have To Abandon Our Daughters': Pandemic Delays International Adoptions

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Rosine Mbakam, left, says she chose to shoot all images and sound herself to maintain an equal relationship with the subjects of her films. Icarus Films hide caption

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Schoolchildren who were kidnapped by armed men were released and helped into a truck by police in Bamenda, Cameroon, on Wednesday. Josiane Kouagheu/Reuters hide caption

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German and Cameroonian kids were part of an experiment based on the classic "marshmallow test": Put a single treat before a child but tell the child if he or she waits, say, 10 minutes, a second treat will be given. Nathalie Dieterle for NPR hide caption

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Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

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Cameroonian soldiers stand guard at a lookout post on Feb. 25 as they take part in operations against the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria. Edwin Kindzeka Moki/AP hide caption

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No one knows how many children have been affected by the spread of Boko Haram across Nigeria and neighboring countries. This photo shows the school uniforms of the girls kidnapped from a school a year ago. Glenna Gordon/Glenna Gordon for NPR hide caption

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On the outskirts of Islamabad, a Pakistani health worker vaccinates an Afghan refugee against polio. Muhammed Muheisen/AP hide caption

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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

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A child receives a polio vaccine Sunday in Kano, Nigeria. The country is the primary source of the virus in Africa but appears to be making progress against the disease; the current outbreak in Cameroon that has spread to Equatorial Guinea came by way of Chad, not Nigeria. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

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Sylvestre Mebam (right) runs an unauthorized health clinic in Cameroon's largest city of Douala. He and his assistant treat about 10 to 15 people each day. Andres Caballero/NPR hide caption

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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

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