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Guinea's prized dam project under fire over village displacements

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The inhabitants of Bouramaya Sousou, an impoverished village in central Guinea, now say they struggle to feed themselves and have not received any compensation -- complaints echoed by hundreds of others in the area.  When the Chinese-financed Souapiti hydroelectric plant comes online, originally planned for the end of the year, it will represent a political coup for Alpha Conde, Guinea's 82-year(sic) president.

For decades, leaders of the West African state have dreamt of building a dam straddling  the Konkoure River, to power homes and businesses in a country where most people have no mains electricity.

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