The funny thing about the riot destruction (from back in February) is that unless you knew what the places looked like before--short of the scorch-marks--it’s hard to tell which heaps of rubble are the result of strike damage and which are building projects.

The brasseries in Kumba bore obvious marks of riot damage, but the jumble of concrete blocks next to the post office was probably the makings of an add-on wing. The gutted, roofless government offices right by the police station bear scorch marks, but barring the black marks, it’s a fairly ordinary sight. Walls sans roofs are common enough that one doesn’t necessarily think anything upon spying them along the road.


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