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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.
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(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)
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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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Four Russians were seized by pirates who attacked the freighter Marmalaita near Cameroon's port Douala several days ago, the spokeswoman for the office of Hamburg prosecutor, Nana Frombach said on Monday, APA reports quoting TASS.
(TAP) - A number of seamen have been kidnapped after an attack on their vessel off the coast of Cameroon in West Africa's piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea, a source in the Cameroonian army and a source at the major port of Douala said on Friday.
The agreement is with Aksa Energy to supply up to 25mln standard cubic feet a day of gas to Aksa Energy's planned 150-megawatt power station in Bekoko, Douala.
(Alliance News) - Victoria Oil & Gas PLC on Monday announced a term sheet to supply gas to Aksa Enerji Uretim SA's planned power station in Douala, Cameroon.
According to the operators, the ship was sailing without freight from Cameroon's port city of Douala to Abidjan in Ivory Coast when the pirates boarded the ship in the Gulf of Guinea.
EGYPTAIR later this month plans to add service to Cameroon, as the airline intends to extend 3 weekly Cairo - N'Djamena service to Douala. The schedule listing displays first flight on 21JUL19, however reservation is not available for Douala.
This article discusses youth cultural production in contemporary Africa, analysing the videos of Douala, which are often called 'films that don't seem Cameroonian'.
figure By VINCENT OPIYO Gor Mahia carry a slim one-goal advantage into the return leg of the Caf Confederation Cup play-off against New Stars de Douala of Cameroon at the Omnisports stadium, Limbe on Sunday.
Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay believes they have a chance to progress to the CAF Confederations Cup group stage despite a narrow 2-1 win over New Star Douala of Cameroon in a qualifying encounter at the Moi Stadium, Kasarani yesterday.
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.