The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Douala, Cameroon.

Prior to 20th century

  • 1845 - Alfred Saker of the British Baptist Missionary Society arrives in Douala.
  • 1849 - Native Baptist Church of Douala built.
  • 1859 (July 8) - Arrangement Anglo-douala signed.
  • 1868 - The company Woermann-Linie in Cameroon
  • 1881 - The company Woermann-Linie receives the authorization to build a factory (trading post) in Deido.
  • 1884 - Germans in power (the treaty between the Douala and Germans is signed; Cameroon becomes a German protectorate.
  • 1885 - Construction (1885-1890) of a prefabricate iron house for King Ndumbe Lobe.
  • 1886 - The Protestant Mission of Basel takes the place of the Mission of London.
  • 1887 (February) - Construction of the postoffice.
  • 1888
    • (March) - Construction of a school in Joss (directed by Théodor Christaller arrived in Cameroon in 1887).
    • Construction of a brickyard (before, building materials were imported by Germans from Hamburg).
    • Fracture between the Protestant Mission of Basel and the "Natives". Construction of a new church by the natives and led by Josua Dibundu.
  • 1890 - First documented plan of the city, Deutsches Kolonial Blatt.
  • 1891 - German government headquarters built.
  • 1893 - Revolt of the German troops composed of former slaves of Dahomey enrolled in the German army to pay back their liberation.
  • 1896 - General Hospital built.
  • The German Baptists Missioners of Berlin arrive in Cameroon.

20th century

21st century

See also


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  3. ^ Deutsches Kolonial-Lexikon 1920.
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This article incorporates information from the French and the German.


in English

  • D. Gardinier (1969). "Urban Politics in Douala, Cameroun". African Urban Notes. 4. 
  • Joyce Sween; Remi Clignet (1969). "Urban Unemployment as a Determinant of Political Unrest: The Case Study of Douala, Cameroon". Canadian Journal of African Studies. 3. 
  • Remi Clignet; Frank Jordan (1971). "Urbanization and Social Differentiation in Africa: A Comparative Analysis of the Ecological Structures of Douala and Yaoundé". Cahiers d'Études africaines. 11. doi:10.3406/cea.1971.2803 – via Persee.fr.  Free to read
  • Richard A. Joseph (1974). "Settlers, Strikers and Sans-Travail: The Douala Riots of September 1945". Journal of African History. 15. JSTOR 180996. 
  • Jonathan Derrick (1980). "The 'Germanophone' Elite of Douala under the French Mandate". Journal of African History. 21. JSTOR 182138. 
  • Lynn Schler (2002). "Looking through a Glass of Beer: Alcohol in the Cultural Spaces of Colonial Douala, 1910-1945". International Journal of African Historical Studies. 35. JSTOR 3097616. 
  • Lynn Schler (2003). "Ambiguous Spaces: The Struggle over African Identities and Urban Communities in Colonial Douala, 1914-45". Journal of African History. 44. 
  • Lynn Schler (2003). "Bridewealth, Guns and Other Status Symbols: Immigration and Consumption in Colonial Douala". Journal of African Cultural Studies. 16. 
  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza; Dickson Eyoh, eds. (2003). "Douala, Cameroon". Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History. Routledge. ISBN 0415234794. 
  • Poverty and Urban Mobility in Douala, World Bank, 2004 
  • Abdou Maliqalim Simone (2004), "The Spectral: Assembling Douala, Cameroon", For the City Yet to Come: Changing African Life in Four Cities, Duke University Press, ISBN 9780822334347 
  • Lynn Schler (2005). "History, the Nation-State, and Alternative Narratives: An Example from Colonial Douala". African Studies Review. 48. 
  • Kevin Shillington, ed. (2005). "Douala". Encyclopedia of African History. Fitzroy Dearborn. ISBN 978-1-57958-245-6. 
  • Lucia Babina and Marilyn Douala Bell, ed. (2007). Douala in Translation: A View of the City and its Creative Transformative Potentials. Rotterdam: Episode. 
  • Marta Dorenda-Zaborowicz (2011). "Douala: A City of Lost Hopes? Consequences of Decolonisation in Africa Versus Sustainable Development". Problemy Ekorozwoju - Problems of Sustainable Development. 6. 
  • Michaela Alejandra Oberhofer (2012), "Fashioning African Cities: The Case of Johannesburg, Lagos and Douala", Streetnotes (20), ISSN 2159-2926 – via California Digital Library 

in French

in German

  • Ernst Vollbehr (1912), "Duala", Mit Pinsel und Palette durch Kamerun (in German), Leipzig: List & von Bressensdorf, OCLC 9352214 
  • "Duala". Deutsches Kolonial-Lexikon (in German). Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer. 1920. 
  • Andreas Eckert (1999). Grundbesitz, Landkonflikte und kolonialer Wandel: Douala 1880 bis 1960 (in German). Stuttgart: Steiner. 

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