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international audiences. Vincent Nguini also contributed guitar arrangements and performance to Simon's ''Rhythm of the Saints'', which became an influential world music album, introducing many North American listeners to the wide range of instrumentation and genres. August * August 30 – While taxiing out for takeoff at Douala International Airport outside Douala, Cameroon, Cameroon Airlines Flight 786, a Boeing 737-2H7C (Boeing 737) with 116 people on board

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geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team (Cameroon national football team). French Language French

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Douala, Cameroon * wikipedia:Douala Commons:Category:Douala

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International Airport '''(hub)''' *Dschang - Dschang Airport ;Cameroon *Douala - Douala International Airport '''(hub)''' *Garoua - Garoua International Airport Early life and education Kotto was born in Douala, Cameroon, and graduated from high school at Lycée Henri-Martin in Saint-Quentin, France. He studied law, politics, dramatic art and cinema in Nanterre (Nanterre, France), Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France) in Paris (Paris, France). In 2004

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airstrip.The centre point of attraction, the city is called Ville. Cameroonian Railways * Bonabéri - Douala over Wouri River esturary ----- bgcolor "#eeeeee" 26-Mar-2005 Cameroon - '''Senegal''' Douala (Cameroon) 0-6 ----- Dikongué was born in Douala to a family of musicians. He attended a school music in Paris, where he attempted

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unsuccessfully to release a first album. He started a music acting troupe and worked with actor Martin Yog and musicians Alfred M'Bongo and Manuel Wandji, as well as Maranatha, a South African chorus. The Bororo Fulani and Shuwa Arabs both live principally as cattle raisers. Neba 63; Chrispin 56. Bororo herds roam much of the Far North and often wind up far south for sale in Yaoundé or Douala. Other ethnic groups are today becoming more involved in cattle raising. Horses and donkeys are common in the province, although these are usually employed as beasts of burden. Farmers also raise sheep and goats. Animal husbandry is less prevalent in the Far North than in the North and Adamawa Provinces, however, as the arid conditions make watering large animals difficult and large population centres make fields scarce. Neba 152. Maroua has emerged as an important centre for animal raisers, with both a cattle market and a veterinary centre. The '''Littoral Region''' ('''Littoral Province''' until 2008; wikipedia:Douala Commons:Category:Douala

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there has been a surge in the number of private schools. This form of education is common in sectors like cloth manufacture, bread making, construction, security, car repair. Individuals from this these informal

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and multi-partitism grew; between May and December 1991, Douala was at the center of the civil disobedience campaign called the ghost town operation (''ville morte'') during which economic activities shut down to make the country ungovernable and to force the government to allow multi-partitiesm and freedom of expression. Edmond Kamguia Koumchou (2003) ''Le Journalisme du Carton Rouge''. Douala: Editions l'Etincelle d'Afrique. Name With the arrival

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voices, MASSAO 2005) in Douala from 29 April to 7 May. Werewere Liking, Cameronian multidisciplinary artist (music, theatre, literature, painting, dance) was rewarded with the ''Massao d'honneur'' ("Honorary Massao"). * Mali: A conference on "multilingualism for cultural diversity and for the participation of all in cyberspace" took place in Bamako (Mali) on 6 and 7 May in the presence of Koïchiro Matsuura, director general of UNESCO. birth_date

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afraf adi007 postscript . traditional Early life Dibango was born in Douala, Cameroon. His father, Michel Manfred N'Djoké Dibango A literate woman, she was a fashion designer, running her own small business. ref name


'''Douala''' (German: Duala) is the largest city in Cameroon, the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Region (Littoral Region (Cameroon)) and the richest city in the whole CEMAC region of six countries. Home to Cameroon's largest port and its major international airport, Douala International Airport, it is the commercial capital of the country. Consequently, it handles most of the country's major exports, such as oil (Petroleum), cocoa (Cocoa bean) and coffee, timber, metals and fruits. As of 2010 the city and its surrounding area had an estimated population that surpassed 3,000,000 inhabitants. The city sits on the estuary of the Wouri River and its climate is tropical.

Settlements had already existed on present-day Douala prior to the arrival of the Portuguese, British, and Germans; however, it was during the German colonization that the city began to develop rapidly as a commercial and political hub of the German colonial administration. During World War I a bitter battle was fought for control of Douala. The City surrendered to British and French forces on the 27th of September, 1914. A joint Anglo-French condominium governed the city until a comprehensive agreement ceded it (and much of Cameroon) to the French. After the independence of Cameroon, Douala has grown rapidly. Local industries, trade, and other opportunities have attracted an unprecedented influx of migrants, especially from the western region of Cameroon. People from other countries in the region have also permanently settled in the city; they include Nigerians, Chadians, and Malians. In recent times city authorities have been overwhelmed by rapidly increasing population; services are stretched and there is an urgent need to enhance the city's ability to cope with the rapid growth.

Douala is the 27th most expensive city in the world and the most expensive in Africa, overtaking Lagos. It is ranked 27th for 2009, up from 34th in 2008. Douala is the first city in tropical Africa to have a piped natural gas supply (presently serving only industrial customers).

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