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Farafenni named among Africa’s booming town

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Located on the Trans-Gambia Highway just south of the border with Senegal, and about 120 kilometers inland from Banjul, Farafenni is an important market town that enjoys a strategic location on the main road between Dakar and the Casamance in Southern Senegal.

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HowWeMadeItInAfrica asked DHL managers in certain African countries to identify which towns and cities they would consider boom towns based on shipping business volume. 

“The town is growing because of its geographical location. Intensive trade activities in Farafenni have attracted numerous services companies, such as banks and insurance firms, which drive economic development in the town, and consequently an influx of people,” said DHL’s Claude Edgard Zocli in HowWeMadeItInAfrica.

The reliability of the outcome of the facts from the questions were based on the believe that Logistics company, DHL, may be in a unique position to gauge which towns in Africa are booming right now based on the volume of goods being shipped in and out to support technology, mining and agriculture.

Other towns across the continent were Nacala, Mozambique, Ebène, Mauritius, Mbarara, Uganda, Ganta, Liberia, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso and Konza Techno City, Kenya.

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