The CFAO group, with which Carrefour is a partner in West and Central Africa, is still facing several legal actions in Cameroon. They are brought by owners land in downtown Yaoundé, where the French retail giant opened a shopping center in July. A collective of plaintiffs claims to have been illegally expropriated, in November 2016, of the land on which the building now stands.
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On September 20, in the Yaoundé court, these owners challenged the validity of the emphyteutic leases awarded to the CFAO group in 2017, after the issuance of the expropriation decree.
According to our information, the plaintiffs, represented by Me Joseph Antoine Onambélé, in particular argued that the said leases had not received the visa of the Presidency of the Republic, mandatory sesame for projects of this magnitude. After Mr. Andre Nlend, CFAO’s lawyer, the examination of the file was adjourned to October 4.