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Conakry-Niger Rail


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CONAKRY-NIGER RAIL
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.


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