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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #1
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Douala | Cameroon | City Gallery







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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #2
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:22 AM   #3
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I am somewhat diappointed with the apperance of Douala for being the commercial heart of Cameroon.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #4
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Some areas of this city looks good in my book I gather. More to come, we have seen little of this city, I'm sure it has more to show us.

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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #6
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Pic, Showing Doula highrise
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Old February 13th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #7
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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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Stormshadow, nice new thread on Douala but there already exists a thread that has been dedicated to Cameroon. Let´s first add new pics into existing threads instead of creating numerous new ones. Most of the pics that we see here already exist in that older thread.

Existing Cameroon thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...light=Cameroon
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Old February 13th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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Douala disenchants me somehow given that this was once a pretty promising country in Africa back in the (early) 80´s. Douala looks utterly neglected in some areas, others are Ok. The city is not that big and some pots of paint doesn´t really cost a hell lot of money!
But what surprises me is the number of good cars that are visible at least in some of the pics.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #10
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What always amazed me about Cameroon is its bilingual aspect; the country is split between an English-speaking and a French-speaking part. Nevertheless Cameroonians have a strong attachment to Germany, even the younger people like Germany a lot. There is a stong Cameroonian community in Germany and some good restaurants. (Their food is really nice.) Futhermore, there are thousands of Cameroonian students studying at German universities.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #11
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #12
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Matt, I didn't know. I gather this thread should stay since it's exclusively for Douala now.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #13
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Douala's neglect

The cities deterioration started after the civil strikes in the early 90s known as "ville morte". The city operating budget were cut by the government as a way to punish the city because the city was controlled by the opposition party. Although the vast majority of the economic activities in Cameroon occurs in the city, the city receives a disproportional small amount of investment from the government, especially when compared to Yaoundé. Almost all the cities services and infrastructure were neglected throughout the nineties, only recently have they started to repair the roads.

I am sickened when I see the state of Douala when compared to other African cities as seen in this forum.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:38 PM   #14
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Some more Douala pics

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British Council in Douala

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some Douala highrises in the background

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a horribly potholed street

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inside Douala airport

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market stalls in Douala

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 08:49 PM   #15
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If these are the pics you van get then the city is wack!!
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:59 PM   #16
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hmm the city is in bad condition
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Old May 16th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #17
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This thread does not befit a commercial city. The camerounians should wake up!
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Old May 16th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #18
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Old May 16th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #19
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Douala has a number of nice looking buildings, and many building that would look nice after refurbishment. Properly rehabilitating the sidewalks, roads, and improving the greenery would go a long way. It should also be mandated that the sides of buildings be clean and (somewhat) freshly painted - at least if you own a building in the CBD.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:48 PM   #20
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