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Refugees from Cameroon (3rd of 3)

Refugees from Cameroon

After being persecuted in Cameroon for their political beliefs, Nsongan Anselme (left) and No Denove crossed the border to Gabon. They then stowed away on a ship and landed at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, months later. By 2001 both men, who had settled in Dunedin, had gained New Zealand citizenship. This photograph was taken in 1997.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 3 December 1997, p. 23

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Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Africans in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015