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Guinea and Sierra Leone Meet to Discuss Disputed Border Town

October 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Sierra Leone’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, will meet his counterpart from neighboring Guinea, Alpha Conde, for talks about the disputed border town of Yenga, which both of the West African countries claim.

The leaders will also discuss security and trade in the Mano River Union group of countries, which includes Ivory Coast and Liberia, according to a statement e-mailed from Koroma’s office in Freetown today.

Defense Minister Paolo Conteh will discuss with officials Guinea’s military occupation of Yenga, which was in Sierra Leonean territory before its civil war that ended in 2002, said Joseph Kamanda, the online media officer in Sierra Leone’s presidency.

--Editors: Emily Bowers, Alastair Reed.

NI SIERRA NI GUINEA NI ECOWAS NI WAR NI DEF NI AME NI EM NI GOV NI GOVMISC NI POL NI AFRICA NI AFRICAX NI LIBERIA NI IVORY

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To contact the reporter on this story: Silas Gbandia in Freetown via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.


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