Guinea Stops Vale’s Railroad Reconstruction Project, President Conde Says
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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde halted the rebuilding of a railway from the capital, Conakry, to the city of Kankan. Vale SA (VALE3), the world’s second-largest mining company by market value, had planned to invest $1 billion in the project.
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“I do not agree with Zagope, the company to which the project is entrusted,” Conde told reporters in Conakry yesterday. Guinea would ask the World Bank to help conduct a feasibility study and would hold a tender to select a builder for the work, he said, without giving additional details. Vale, based in Brazil, announced the 662-kilometer (411-mile) rail project on Feb. 22.
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(Reuters) - Rival gangs fought with knives and truncheons in Guinea's crumbling seaside capital on Friday as ethnic tension worsened before an election in the unstable West African nation, witnesses said.
Security forces in full anti-riot gear piled into the backs of pick-up trucks and deployed across Conakry to separate the fighters as President Alpha Conde's government appealed for calm.
"It has become very bad. People set fire to a car right in front of me. I've seen four people injured in the fighting," said Souleymane Bah, a resident of Bambeto, one of several areas where clashes were reported.