Bois des Singes

What is affected
Housing private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 08 June 2010
Region AFF [ Africa francophone ]
Country Cameroon
Location Douala

Affected persons

Total 1200
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details CAM-DN 030810 Bois des Singes eng.pdf
CAM-DN 030810 Bois des Singes.pdf


Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

According to the Cameroon Tribune of 14 June 2010, these recent evictions began on 8 June 2010 on the Bois des Singes operation and were carried out by representatives of the local urban municipality authority under Mr. Fritz Ntoné Ntoné. It is still difficult to estimate the exact number of victims, but local reports affirm that approximately 1,200 people have been left homeless. The demolitions are significant and widespread, affecting local merchants, traders, hairstylists, lower-income workers and families with young members. Victims have been given no alternative accommodations nor compensation.

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