Dili - The West African Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday was admitted by consensus as a full right member of the Portuguese-speaking Community (CPLP) without need for a voting, sources with Portugal and Brazil delegations said.More about this news
An explosion on a busy commercial road in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed several people on Wednesday, witnesses said.
More than 15,000 people have fled an area around the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa after a spate of lethal assaults by Islamist Boko Haram fighters during the weekend, the emergency services said on Monday.
A raid on an army base in northeast Nigeria and massacres of civilians in nearby villages at the weekend have left Boko Haram free to move unopposed in a strategic garrison town, witnesses and security sources said.
A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.
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Equatorial Guinea was this morning accepted into the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries.
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