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October 31, 2008

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UnitedstatesofAfrica

Good read...

Douala Airport is notorious for its monstrous atrocities and Ms. Grant was on point with her description of how dirty, smelly and uncomfortable the airport is. I am truly sickened by the state of lawlessness not only in that Douala airport but in Cameroon as a whole. An illiterate in uniform at that airport has the power to hold hard working travelers hostages? and what is the government doing about this?

red flag

DOUALA AIRPORT IS THIS IS THAT ITS RUBBISH, HEAR THIS SICK MINDED IDIOTS OF FRENCH -AFRICAN MONKEYS, IS THE WHOLE OF LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN,MINUS BRITISH SOUTHERN CAMEROONS NOT A SICK, ROTTEN
FRENCH COLONY? THATS THE MAIN REASON WE WANT OUR LONG OVER DUR INDEPENDENCE FROM THIS BUNCH OF USELESS ANIMALS.

UnitedstatesofAfrica

red flag, no offense, but you sound like a stark IDIOT. African-monkeys? was that necessary? What an IDIOT!!

red flag

YOU ARE THE IDIOT YOU ARE REFERRING TO

Ma Mary

La Republique du Cameroun in action.

che Sunday

I went through the same experience, but my ordeal lasted two days until I had to return to Bamenda to get additional money to pay for a flight reschedule just because I did not include a bribe inside my passport. After that incidence, I never flew CamAir again until it went belly up. I wonder how those illiterates feed themselves now as their troubled airline is no longer functional. I have never seen a place so left for decay as Douala international. That your francophone ingenuity, but an eyesore to the rest of the world.

Emah

Anybody who is still to pass through that corridor of 'arrivals'will hardly appreciate the truthfullness of this story.

In that corridor,you meet Camerronains in Uniforms(customs, police, immigrations etc). Sincerely this is the first bad taste one experiences on arrival of how ROTTEN Cameroon is. I lack words to explain. You see men and women in uniforms.THIEVES in broad day light.

The activities on that corridor of arrivals is despeakable. Something MUST be done about those Uniform men and women.

Is a shame to this Country in this 21st century

Colliom Nebato

The worst thing about this is that nothing 'probably' has been done with the officials who requested the 4000 or so eur bribe. RIGHT???

That is just a typical example of the 'gestion du ventre' that has characteristically flattened development in CMR.

How much airport tax do these guys collect each day in Dla? Imagine 10000CFAF per passeger flying out of the airport...

stuart

I have just arrived back from a trip to Douala which was to do with work and can confirm all of the above comments are correct.
I arrived but was lucky enough to be met by someone who works in Douala and knows how things work but even with this I never felt safe.Douala airport must be the worst place I havee ever been to and will never visit again.

dre

the dla airport is one of the places the gov't have to review interms of corruption.my brother could not travel even will all available and genuine docs.too bad

musa

Douala airport is like the mirror of the govt.i had to pay $20 because i did not have my vacination card on me.i pay $20 for my carry on.it is unfortunate that the people to protect you are the ones stealing from you.all the fees they collect goes to individuals not the govt.air condition zero,when you arrived you will sweat like a race horse too bad.cmr exports nothing but bribery and corruption.the airport is our outlet to the world and it is very bad.

Ernest Timnge

I feel bad for this country called Cameroon. The way things are being done is like Cameroon is an orphan without parents. Douala airport is a complete mess.

TIMMY

YOU TRAVEL ALL OVER THE WORLD, CAME TO YOUR OWN BIRTH CONTRY, AND YOU ARE TREARED LIKE A SLAVE, WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 32 YEARS DOING.I BET YOU CAMMEROON WILL NEVER GET BETTER TILL PAUL BIYA IS GONE, HE AS PRESIDENT HELP TO SPOIL THE COUNTRY.

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