Security, housing, and availability in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    May 12, 2020 @ 03:49 PM / by Francois Wiedenmann

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    During my Abidjan survey this past February, I found Ivorians to be friendly, often greeting me with “Bonjour Monsieur!” Shopping malls are expanding as new brands arrive in the Ivory Coast market, and good security provides safe areas for expatriate shopping.

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    Yaoundé, Cameroon: A brief overview of security, transportation, and housing

    Apr 14, 2020 @ 09:34 PM / by Francois Wiedenmann

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    I surveyed Yaoundé in January of this year and found it to be a city that over time is growing to better meet the needs of expatriates, with expanding supermarkets and international construction companies slowly building new malls, infrastructure, and housing complexes. Nevertheless, the capital continues to face socio-political pressures on multiple fronts, including conflicts between anglophone and francophone regions and peoples, and the continued presence of Boko Haram in the northern areas of the country

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