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<firstname.lastname@example.org> I don't recall ever encountering any North Koreans in my several years in rural West Africa during the period in question (I was in Togo, Mali, Guinea and travels in other countries for 6 yrs. between 1979 and 1987) but remember a discussion with a Togolese student who was surprised that it was the South and not the North that was manufacturing cars for export. Apparently North Korea managed to leave a strong impression through its efforts. In Mali there was a story that a group of North Koreans who came to construct a government building (in Badalabougou quarter of Bamako, not far from the old bridge) all died after completion of the project when their plane crashed on take-off.