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The capital of Benin, in the southeast part of the country on an inlet of the Bight of Benin. Probably founded in the 1500s, it was settled as a slave-trading center by the Portuguese in the 1600s.
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Another batch of young people from ECOWAS Member States will receive their certificates on 16 December, 2014, after the successful completion of their one-month intensive training at the Songhai Centre, Porto-Novo, Benin Republic, according to an ECOWAS Commission press statement, received here by PANA.
Rapport de consultation, PAPA, Porto-Novo, Benin, pp: 16.