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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


Bin Laden's bridge

The epic plan for the world's longest suspension bridge, stretching 27 kilometres between Djibouti and Yemen (AC Vol 49 No 13) and officially launched in Djibouti on 28 July, has prompted derision and a rush of companies in search of a US$200 billion building bonanza. Behind the project is Saudi Arabian Sheikh Tarek Mohamed Awad bin Laden, half-brother to Usama, whose role has fuelled both political and financial speculation.

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