Pointe-Noire


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Pointe-Noire

(French pwɛ̃tnwar)
n
(Placename) a port in S Congo-Brazzaville, on the Atlantic: the country's chief port and former capital (1950–58). Pop: 638 000 (2005 est)

Pointe-Noire

(Fr. pwɛ̃tˈnwar)

n.
a seaport in the S Republic of Congo. 294,203.
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Des heurts ont eclate mardi a Brazzaville et a Pointe-Noire faisant entre quatre et une vingtaine de morts.
So for a very international festival, Alain seemed to be a very good person to talk about literature, not only from a sub-Saharan African point of view but also because Pointe-Noire is just such a metaphor for globalisation.
On voudrait jeter ici un bref regard sur sa production la plus recente, a un moment ou il est couronne par deux fois pour l'ensemble de son reuvre (Grand Prix de litterature Henri-Gal 2012 et Prix Prince-Pierre-de-Monaco 2013)--en particulier les deux recits Demain j'aurai vingt ans (2010, Gallimard, le premier roman a etre publie dans la "Blanche"), et Lumieres de Pointe-Noire (2013, Seuil, collection Fiction & Cie), et les deux essais Ecrivain et oiseau migrateur (2011, Andre Versaille editeur) et Le Sanglot de l'homme noir (2012, Fayard); les ouvrages de fiction enveloppant ainsi l'ecriture theorique.
Ulrich Zouanda nait a Pointe-Noire au Congo Brazzaville en 1994.
The meetings included a number of workshops with both the state owned railway authority, the Chemin de Fer Congo Ocean ("CFCO") and the state owned port authority, the Port Autonome de Pointe-Noire ("PAPN").
AV Cargo will operate its MD-11 freighters into key Africa cities including Lagos, Nigeria; Bamako, Mali; Entebbe, Uganda; Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Pemba Island.
In Lumieres de Pointe-Noire (the coastal economic capital of Congo, where he was born), Mabanckou recounts his first visit to his native land since he left in 1989.
The new bank has branches in big urban centres such as the capital Brazzaville, the Atlantic oil port of Pointe-Noire, Dolisie, Nkayi and the main towns in the country's administrative regions.
In March 2011, another Soviet-made Antonov cargo plane, operated by the same company, crashed into houses in Pointe-Noire while attempting to land, killing 23.
These additional interline connections are linking Lagos with the cities of Libreville (Gabon), Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville), Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Douala (Cameroon), Accra (Ghana), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Cotonou (Benin), Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).
These additional interline connections will link Lagos with the cities of Libreville (Gabon), Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville), Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Douala (Cameroon), Accra (Ghana), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Cotonou (Benin), Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).
On November 4, 2010, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of the Congo officially declared a poliomyelitis outbreak centered in Pointe-Noire following the laboratory identification of poliovirus type 1 in a patient with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) (1,2).