Daily Archives: 2008-07-21

Freetown City Guide Population (Sierra Leone): 6,295,000Currency: LeoneAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 25ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +232 GETTING AROUND The most efficient way to Aberdeen in the west of the capital is by hovercraft, run by Diamond Airlines Hovercraft Services. It costs SLL 150,000 (€32) and takes 20 minutes. You can also catch a ferry […]


Dakar City Guide Population (Senegal): 12,853,000Currency: CFA francAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 27ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +221 GETTING AROUND Dakar airport is 15km from the centre of town, and a taxi should cost around CFA 4,000 (€6), including luggage and some hard bargaining. The best thing to do is to call your hotel in advance […]


Conakry Population (Guinea): 10,211,000Currency: Guinean francAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 25ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +224 GETTING AROUND A taxi from Conakry International Airport to the city centre takes about 30 minutes and costs around GNF 50,000 (€7). Most hotels can arrange taxi transfers – make sure you negotiate the price before you leave. EAT OUT […]


Yaounde Population (Cameroon): 18,468,000Currency: CFA francAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 22ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +237 GETTING AROUND Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport is 28km from the city centre. The official taxi tarif is CFA 5,000 (€7.60) from 6am to 10pm and CFA 6,000 (€9.15) from 10pm to 6am. EAT OUT The restaurant/bar Fleur-d’Ébène (Avenue Marc Vivien Foé, Esson) […]


Abidjan Population (Ivory Coast): 18,373,000Currency: CFA francAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 24.5ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +225 GETTING AROUND Abidjan Airport isn’t far from the city centre and metered taxis wait outside the gate. A ride to Plateau, where most business hotels are located, costs between CFA 3,000 (€4.60) and CFA 6,000 (€9.10). You can negotiate […]


Douala Population (Cameroon): 18,468,000Currency: CFA francAverage temp. (Jul-Aug): 25ºCCountry code for Ivory Coast: +237 GETTING AROUND Douala International Airport is 10km from the city and taxis charge CFA 3,000 (€4.50) in the day and CFA 4,000 (€6) at night to take you into town. Bargaining is allowed, but first-time visitors are advised to book […]


Business browser Every issue we review businesses, products and meet people behind key organisations across our network. ORGANIZATION TO KNOW RAWBANK is a Congolese bank that was established in 2001 by five brothers of the Rawji family. The bank has already opened branches in DR Congo’s three most important cities, […]

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A loan in the dark Although ranked as one of the world’s poorest countries by the United Nations, Sierra Leone is in the process of creating an entrepreneurial middle class using microfinance schemes to promote local economic development. Mariama Jalloh used to keep all her money in a drawer by […]

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Airline news Alfred Kidjo Head of Distribution Services Distribution in the airline business is a complicated business, and I’ve been in it for 10 years now. The main challenge has always been to control the costs and maintain efficiency while bringing our product offer to as wide a market as […]

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