Yaounde: Cameroon says resolves Dangote plant dispute

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Construction of Nigerian cement giant Dangote's $115 million new plant in the Cameroonian economic hub of Douala has restarted after land dispute was resolved, local officials said on Monday.

Work on the 1.5 million tonnes-a-year plant began last September and was due to last 18 months. But it was halted earlier this year after the ethnic Sawa people filed an injunction against the project, complaining it violated their sacred site on the banks of the Wouri River.

"Following instructions from the Presidency of the Republic, work has resumed at the Dangote cement factory," Joseph Beti Assomo, the governor of the Littoral Region under which Douala falls, told local state radio.

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