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  • Equatorial Guinea admitted as CPLP member
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:11

    Equatorial Guinea admitted as CPLP member

    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.

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  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49

    Blast in north Nigerian city of Kaduna kills several

    An explosion on a busy commercial road in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed several people on Wednesday, witnesses said.

  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28

    Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee

    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.

  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:25

    Boko Haram moves unopposed in strategic Nigerian town

    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.

  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23

    Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

    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.

  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17

    Benin detains 10 people in child trafficking probe

    Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighboring Niger was held for links to a "baby factory" ring, police sources said on Tuesday.

  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:13

    Congo repels attack on military base in capital

    Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control.

  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08

    Equatorial Guinea now part of the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries

    Equatorial Guinea was this morning accepted into the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries.

  • Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:26

    South African employer body says accepts government proposal to end strike

    The main employer body in South Africa's metals and engineering federation has accepted a government proposal to raise wages by as much as 10 percent, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a strike by more than 200,000 workers.