The Camel Express, a.k.a the CEX, began 37 years ago as a newsletter typed and photocopied in Niger, then distributed to volunteers around the country. These were the days long before the Internet made it easy to get any kind of information delivered to your banko hut.
We recently posted the first issues of the Camel Express in our CEX Archives. Beginning with the first issue from January of 1979, we have 14 issues scanned into PDFs in all their original glory.
News, stories, health tips, Hausa lessons, humor, recipes, artwork, puzzles, and games: it’s all there.
Over the years the CEX, and then our web site and FON Facebook page, has turned its focus to communicating with the entire membership of the Friends of Niger, but it’s fun to stop and look back at where it all began.
Have a look at all our past issues here:
Enjoy your little trip down memory lane!
If you have any print issues that we’re missing and would like to share we’ll gladly scan and share them with everyone. Send us a message!