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About DWIG

The Douala Women's International Group (DWIG) is composed of English-speaking women living in Douala, Cameroon. DWIG aims to provide a social network for its members, whether newly arrived or those who have been in the country for sometime. The group is mostly composed of expatriate women, but it is also open to Cameroonese ladies. If you find yourself in Douala, don't hesitate to contact us at douala_women@yahoo.com.

Those incredibly fabulous pagnes!

Another very interesting group outing today! DWIG ladies visited the pagne factory CICAM (Cotonniere Industrielle du Cameroon) located in Bassa, Douala, Cameroon. It’s half an hour drive from our usual meeting point, the Bombay Masala Restaurant in Bonapriso. As usual, … Continue reading

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Pad Thai!

One of DWIG’s activities is a monthly cooking demonstration by a member. Today, we had one by Malinee, who hails from Thailand. And she showed us how to cook authentic Thai Green Curry (chicken), Pad Thai, Egg Fried Rice and … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live: AKON!

March 24, 2012. Yes I was there. With a couple of friends, I watched the Akon live concert in Douala. It was one of those rare events that happen here and it was good to be part of it. Who is … Continue reading

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A day-out in Dizangue: DWIG visits Rubber and Palm Plantation and Factories

Being a DWIG member, you can make your membership either boring or exciting. I prefer to make it active, exciting and not at all boring. Each month, DWIG offers a coffee morning, a group lunch, an outing and a happy … Continue reading

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A Cameroonian Wedding

We were invited to the wedding of  Zédou and Julie in Foumbot on Nov. 19, 2011.  Zédou (a branch manager of Advans Cameroon) and Julie are based in Yaoundé, but they both hail from Foumban and Foumbot (West Cameroon), hence … Continue reading

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My Douala is Moving!

“Moving” is an old boxing-club and I think the oldest gym in town. When I came to Douala three years ago there was another Swedish woman living here – Bibi  – and I was so fortunate to have her. When … Continue reading

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In Marché Congo

The pouring rain and the early hour have done nothing to stop the bustle in what is called the Marché Congo. I am here to buy some curtain rings and as usual I am struck by the other worldliness of … Continue reading

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