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also Du·a·la  (do͝o-ä′lä)
The largest city of Cameroon, in the southwest part of the country on the Bight of Biafra. It is the country's chief port.


(dʊˈɑːlə) or


(Placename) the chief port and largest city in W Cameroon, on the Bight of Bonny: capital of the German colony of Kamerun (1901–16). Pop: 1 980 000 (2005 est)


(dʊˈɑ lɑ)

a seaport in W Cameroon. 884,000.
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Noun1.Douala - the largest city of Cameroon
Cameroun, Republic of Cameroon, Cameroon - a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960
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A Boeing 737-400 will be operated by late January and a daily flight will be scheduled from Tunis to Central and West Africa; one of the three other planes will be based in Douala (Cameroon) and the two others in Guinea Conakry, Riahi highlighted.
In 2017, Express Air Cargo planned to provide regular connections with Central and West Africa (Accra, Douala, Abidjan and Conakry) in addition to operating scheduled air services to France, Malta and Germany but a delay in the delivery of one aircraft and in obtaining traffic rights on some African countries was behind implementation not getting off the ground, Riahi highlighted.
Global Banking News-December 29, 2017--UBA Cameroon enters into partnership with Douala University
The development comes after the telco signed a network sharing agreement with state-run operator CamTel last month, which allows Vodafone to make use of CamTel's existing network in Douala and Yaounde and to expand its coverage to new locations across the country.
L'enquete entreprise par les elements de la brigade de gendarmerie de Irdjen et sa police scientifique, en l'absence de ce corps de securite dans la daira de Beni- Douala, a permis en moins de 48 heures d'arreter les deux meurtriers ainsi que leur complice qui servait de chauffeur et attendait ses acolytes dans la voiture.
Cette mission d'affaires se tiendra du 07 au 15 fevrier 2017 a Douala et a Yaounde, au Cameroun.
The majority of these investments are focused on road infrastructure - mainly the 38km Foumban-Tibati national road; the 45km Bingambo-Grand Zambi regional road linking Douala to the neighboring country Congo; the Sangmelima-Djoum road; and the construction of a school for industrial trades in Akwa in the economic city of Douala.
The Cameroonian Minister of Finance, Alamine Ousmane Mey, has just officially commissioned at the Douala Port, in the economic capital of the country, two new scanners for import-export goods inspection.
Officials have put the death toll at 53 but said it will climb as they raced to transport more than 600 injured people to hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the port city where the train was going, Douala.
His posts included Beijing (twice), Monrovia, Ankara, Douala, Bonn, Sofia and Managua.
Boro agreed a fee of around PS4m with Chelsea for Huth, while Boro chairman Steve Gibson decided to go back for Douala when Sporting made the winger available for a cut-price fee of 3m euros.
UAB-based Altaaqa Global has commissioned 50MW of temporary power in Cameroon - across two sites: Logbaba and Bassa (Ndokoti) - to supply the major Cameroonian commercial city of Douala.