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offering support

immediate result of ''Operation Green Sea'' was an escalation in the conflict, with countries such as Algeria and Nigeria now offering support to the PAIGC as well as the Soviet Union, which sent warships to the region (known by NATO as the ''West Africa Patrol'') in a show of force calculated to deter future Portuguese amphibious attacks on the territory of the Republic of Guinea. Assassination of Amílcar Cabral As part of the efforts to undermine the organizational structure of PAIGC, Portugal had tried to capture Amílcar Cabral for several years. After the failure of capturing him in 1970 the Portuguese started using agents within the PAIGC to remove Cabral. Together with a disgruntled former associate, agents assassinated Amílcar Cabral on January 20, 1973 in Conakry, Guinea. The assassination happened less than 15 months before end of hostilities. * WikiPedia:Conakry

military field

modified into the long-range Tu-114D variant, with seating reduced from 170 to 60, and 15 extra fuel tanks added. These aircraft operated from Murmansk, in the far north of the Soviet Union, and then entirely across the ocean to Havana. In most cases, this fuel load was enough, but in case of strong headwinds, an emergency refueling stop in Nassau (Nassau, Bahamas) in the Bahamas was necessary (ironically at an American military field). All planes operating this route were converted back

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dcnkr.html Archdiocese of Conakry : history and structure (at *Guinea's Telecommunication Infrastructure, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), 1999 figures. External links * Office National du

public appearance

a rare public appearance in the capital Conakry. His opponents claimed that he was a "tired dictator" http: Analyses index.asp?ana 28&Lang A whose departure was inevitable, whereas his supporters believed that he was winning a battle with dissidents. Guinea still faces very real problems and according to Foreign Policy is in danger of becoming a failed state. WikiPedia:Conakry

promoting strong

Guinea involving the PAIGC guerrillas and the Portuguese Army was the most intense and damaging of all Portuguese Colonial War. Thus, during the 1960s and early 1970s, Portuguese development plans promoting strong economic growth and effective socioeconomic policies, like those applied by the Portuguese in the other two theaters of war (Portuguese Angola and Portuguese Mozambique), were not possible. In 1972 Cabral sets up a government in exile in Conakry, the capital

:1973Babadinca0048.jpg thumb right Portuguese Landing Craft in Portuguese Guinea, 1973. Last days thumb right PAIGC (File:PAIGC posto de controlo.jpg) guerrillas in 1974The conflict which started in 1964 in Portuguese Guinea pitted the PAIGC guerrillas against the Portuguese Army and was the most intense and damaging theater of the Portuguese Colonial War. Thus, during the 1960s and early 1970s, Portuguese development plans promoting strong economic growth and effective

music publishing

accessdate 16 March 2011 date 8 January 2007 publisher Alfred Music Publishing isbn 978-0-7390-3869-7 page 114 *Conakry National Museum *Palais de Nations

scale gold

Business Wire, Jan 18, 2005 The Kouroussa area also has a long history as a center of small scale gold mining, which continues in so called "Artisanal Mining" Recent criticism has surfaced around the working conditions, pay, and the widespread use of child labour in these small gold mines, and the method which middlemen, many based in Kouroussa, purchase and transport gold. Gold collected in Kouroussa is sold on—with almost

afdevinfo: Kouroussa Exploration Area of government granted Gold mining concessions The Kouroussa Project: Cassidy Gold corporation. near the town. Cassidy Gold Set to Resume Drilling at Kouroussa Business Wire, Jan 18, 2005 The Kouroussa area also has a long history as a center of small scale gold mining

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himself from Guinean officials in Conakry and the Guinean Democratic Party was excluded from the RDA. Nandjui, p. 158. Tensions between Houphouët-Boigny and Touré also began to rise due to the conspiracies of the French intelligence agency SDECE (Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage) against the Sékou Touré regime. Nandjui, p. 159. In January 1960, Houphouët-Boigny delivered small arms to former rebels in Man, Côte

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By 1960, it was decided to move headquarters to Conakry in neighboring Guinea in order to prepare for an armed struggle. On April 18, 1961 PAIGC together with FRELIMO of Mozambique, MPLA of Angola and MLSTP of São Tomé and Príncipe formed Conference of Nationalist Organizations of the Portuguese Colonies (CONCP) during a conference in Morocco. The main goal of the organization was cooperation of the different national liberation movement in Portuguese colonies. In 1970 the Portuguese Air Force


'''Conakry''' (Sosso (Susu language): '' '' ) is the capital and largest city of Guinea. Conakry is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean and serves as the economic, financial and cultural centre of Guinea. Its population was estimated in 2009 at 1,667,864. Originally situated on Tombo Island, one of the Îles de Los, it has since spread up the neighboring Kaloum Peninsula.

The current population of Conakry is difficult to ascertain, although the U.S. Bureau of African Affairs has estimated it at 2 million. Conakry is thought to contain almost a quarter of the population of Guinea.

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