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Sitting inland on the Wouri River in the southwest of Cameroon, the coastal city of Douala dates back to the German colonial period. Primarily the leading business center and major port, it is a bit of a hodge podge of a city. You will however find some charm in the street life and have some architecture to gawk at, as well as a few museums to meander around. Coworking spaces are opening up for the innovative and startup hungry youth of Cameroon in this its largest city and economic capital.
Douala is home to Central Africa's major international airport and the largest port for the region of Gabon, Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea plus Central African Republic handling most of the country's exports of oil, cocoa, coffee, timber and fruits. It has a tropical climate and a population in excess of 3,000,000. This land has been trampled over by the Portuguese, the British and the Germans. It was during the years of colonization by the Germans that the city became the political and commercial hub. It wasn't until 1960 that Douala gained independence and rapid growth occurred.
As in other parts of Africa, its youth are getting into all things tech and one such startup has launched drones onto the global market. The entrepreneur, Elong, has been named by Forbes' as one of the most promising young Africans under 30 and he is keen to see Africa flourish in the tech era. Coworking is but one spinoff to make this happen.
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