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Guinea: Human Rights Watch warns of the situation of the displaced people of Souapiti

[Translation from French to English provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

It is the key project of President Alpha Condé's second five-year term: with a capacity of 450 megawatts, the Souapiti dam should double the energy supply of Guinea, where less than a third of the population has access to electricity ...

Launched in 2015, the project is a public-private partnership between the Guinean government and the China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE) financed by a loan of 1.175 billion dollars from the China Exim Bank as part of China's "New Silk Roads" policy. In a report published over the weekend, Human Rights Watch warns of the situation of the 16,000 displaced people caused by the works.

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