Saliou Samb
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/ 7 January 2009

Guinea military arrests point to post-coup tensions

Guinea’s military rulers have detained at least two former senior commanders in a purge of the armed forces that reveals tensions following last month’s coup in the West African bauxite exporter, officers said. Those detained by soldiers under orders from the ruling junta, which seized power on December 23, include the former armed forces chief […]

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/ 21 September 2007

New Sierra Leone leader to boost regional ties

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday embarked on his first foreign trip since taking office this week, heading to neighbouring Guinea and Liberia to promote ties damaged by more than a decade of war. The former insurance executive was sworn in on Monday within hours of being declared winner of a run-off election.

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/ 23 August 2007

Guinea joins African states seeking nuclear power

Guinea will start talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency on a nuclear energy programme after the discovery of uranium this month, becoming the latest African state seeking a nuclear solution to power shortages. The poor West African nation announced at the start of August that Australian miner Murchison United had discovered commercially viable deposits of uranium.