An enormous plume of dust from the Sahara desert threatens to sweep through half of Cameroon, the transport minister said on Wednesday.
If the forecast wind conditions are maintained the dust could cause road accidents due to reduced visibility, Ernest Ngalle Bibehe warned in a press statement.
The dust could also cause respiratory diseases, Mr Bibehe added.
The plume of dust is currently crossing Cameroon’s Far North region and could reach four other regions in the coming days.
The minister has urged people to drive carefully and protect their eyes and noses appropriately.
Each year Cameroon experiences dust storms from the Sahara that cross the country from north to south.