In 1890 French military officers, more or less with the agreement of the government in Paris, relentlessly
pursued their goal of annexing all the land crossed by the Niger. The colonizers on the coast were practically
cut from the conquerors in the east, so it made perfect sense for them to build a railroad from Conakry to
the Niger towards Bamako. The project was never completed, which is unfortunate for present day Guinea because
it would have provided a functioning rail link with Maliís capital city and Dakar.