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2011-02-28 07:47:00

PARIS, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2009, the French group NCT Necotrans has been in charge of the concession of the Conakry container terminal. In 2008, following an international call for bids in which major sector players participated (Maersk and Bollore in particular), Getma International, a subsidiary of the French group NCT Necotrans, with locations in 25 African countries, was declared the winning bidder of the container terminal concession contract at Conakry Port...

2011-02-07 02:59:00

CONARKY, Guinea, February 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - In Partnership With the ARPT, Global Voice Group is Committed to Donate Five Cyber Centers to the People of Guinea Global Voice Group S.A., in partnership with the Guinean Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ARPT), is proud to announce its commitment to fund, build and equip five cyber centers in Guinea by the end of the first quarter of 2011. This joint ARPT-Global Voice Group initiative will allow many...

2010-08-09 05:00:00

HOUSTON and CONAKRY, Republic of Guinea, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) celebrated the launching last week from the Port of Conakry - Guinea's capital - of the seismic vessel Ramform Challenger, which is scheduled to shoot the 3-D seismic program on the Company's oil and gas exploration concession area. The Republic of Guinea's Prime Minister, Jean-Marie Dore; Minister of Transportation Gen. Mathurin Bangoura; Vice Minister of Mines and...

2008-10-06 09:00:39

Guinean PM meets Chinese President Hu's special envoy In the CONAKRY story headlined "Guinean PM meets Chinese President Hu's special envoy," Please read the last paragraph...Guinea's Minister of Mines and Geology Lounceng Nabe...instead of...Guinea's Minister of Mines and Geology Ahmed Kante (corrects name). A corrected copy follows: CONAKRY, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Guinean Prime Minister Ahmed Tidiane Souar met here Friday with the special envoy of Chinese president Hu Jintao following...

2008-09-25 12:00:32

Text of report by French state-funded public broadcaster Radio France Internationale on 25 September [Presenter] Water shortage, power outages. Guineans in Conakry are getting impatient. They have not seen any improvement for many years. Elections are close and that does not change anything for the time being. Our guest today is Guinean Prime Minister Ahmed Tidiane Souare, a close ally of [President] Lansana Conte. At the end of May, he replaced Lansana Kouyate who was sacked by the...

2008-07-18 12:00:55

Text of report by Bailo Barry entitled "International: Support of WFP to Guinea: 20,000 tonnes of food for the vulnerable (28m dollars)" published Guineenews website, based in Canada but with editorial team in Guinea, on 17 July The world is currently experiencing unprecedented food and energy crises. The two combined make in Africa, especially Guinea, today a large section of the population find itself faced with enormous difficulties. It is to try to alleviate the difficulties that the...

2008-07-03 15:00:31

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 3 July: Iranian and Guinean Conakry officials inked industrial and mineral cooperation agreements on Thursday [3 July]. As per the agreement, Guinea Conakry undertook to supply the bauxite of the Iranian aluminium industry. The agreement was signed by Iranian Industries and Mine Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian and visiting Guinean Minister of Mines and Geology Ahmad Canteh in Tehran. At the meeting...

2006-06-13 13:35:45

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for restraint from Guinean authorities on Tuesday after at least nine people died around the West African country when soldiers fired on students during a general strike. Banks, government offices and businesses in the decaying capital Conakry remained shut by the strike, now in its sixth day, which was called to protest against the poor economic record of President Lansana Conte. Shots echoed across the...

2006-06-12 18:53:18

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and more than a dozen wounded when soldiers opened fire on student protesters in Guinea on Monday, police and witnesses said, as a general strike gripped the poor West African country. President Lansana Conte's government blamed the opposition for stirring violence during the student protests against the suspension of exams due on Monday in the former French colony. The general strike, which began on Thursday, is the...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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