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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...

2008-07-11 15:00:24

By Hiroko Sato, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 11--GROTON -- Leo and Martine Laverdure call their back patio "zone one." It's an area immediately outside their house where they planted lots of herbs to keep the fragrant crops within steps of the kitchen. Further down from the house is "zone two," where they put plants that require attention every few days instead of every day. Whatever grows in "zone three" should demand even less care. Forget "zone six." It had better stay as forest....

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...

2006-08-01 03:44:31

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean troops exchanged gunfire across their heavily fortified border for the first time in about a year, a military official said on Tuesday. North Korean troops fired two shots at a South Korean guard post near the Demilitarized Zone late on Monday and South Korean troops returned six shots, an official said by telephone. "No one was injured in the incident," the Joint Chiefs of Staff official said, referring to South Korean...

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...

2006-06-12 15:42:06

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and more than a dozen wounded when soldiers opened fire on student protests in Guinea on Monday, police and witnesses said, as a general strike gripped the West African state. Three people were killed in the capital Conakry, including a child hit by a stray bullet, when an isolated soldier opened fire after being mobbed by angry students protesting at the suspension of exams due for Monday, a police source said. A...

2006-06-12 13:41:23

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least six 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 West African state. Three people were killed in the capital Conakry, including a child hit by a stray bullet, when an isolated soldier opened fire after being mobbed by angry students protesting at the suspension of exams due for Monday, a police source said. A...

2006-06-12 11:05:12

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least six people were killed and more than a dozen wounded when soldiers opened fire on student protesters in Guinea on Monday during a general strike in the West African state, police and witnesses said. Three people were killed in the capital Conakry, including a child hit by a stray bullet, when an isolated soldier opened fire after being mobbed by angry students protesting at the suspension of exams due for Monday, a police source said. A...

2006-05-22 07:35:00

By Jon Herskovitz PAJU, South Korea -- Some of the most sought-after development locations in South Korea lie just a few miles from a hostile army, one of the world's largest artillery concentrations and millions of land mines. The area south of the Demilitarized Zone that divided the peninsula after the 1950-1953 Korean War became a buffer zone. While South Korea industrialized and Seoul developed into a booming city of skyscrapers, building was restricted in this region of fertile fields...


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