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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Contract Award: Control And Supervision Of The Work Of 16 Feeders 20 Kv And Rehabilitation 40 Posts And Lines Mt-bt In Brazzavilleet Pointe-noire
Possessing an overt tether to Mabanckou's previous work, The Lights of Pointe-Noire, the text overflows with the rich and illustrious local color the author has made his hallmark.
Pointe-Noire, Congo's second city, held its fourth fashion festival this summer, known as the Carousel of Fashion.
The Quebec Government has also purchased Cliffs' facilities at Pointe-Noire, along with the Arnaud railway.
Since July 2014, Gecotrans launched, in partner- ship with Spliethoff Group, Thorco Shipping and Nile Dutch under the framework of its cooperation with CMA-CGM & Maersk, in serving the Feeder Service between Pointe-Noire -- Matadi and Matadi -- Pointe- Noire.
Petro Kouilou holds a 56% interest, via a production-sharing agreement, alongside the SociA(c)tA(c) Nationale des Petroles du Congo in a producing offshore oil asset with exploration potential, the Tilapia field, which is located offshore/onshore 30km north of the coastal city of Pointe-Noire.
Quatre personnes au moins ont ete tuees mardi dernier a Brazzaville et a Pointe-Noire, capitale economique du Congo, lors de heurts entre forces de l'ordre et opposants au referendum constitutionnel de dimanche, qui pourrait permettre au president Denis Sassou Nguesso de se representer en 2016.
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.
The military maneuver took place in Loango, a village on the edge of the Atlantic, located 15 kilometers from Pointe-Noire, the main economic and industrial centre of Congo.
In addition, Panalpina charters an MD-11 freighter, with an 80-tonne capacity, from Ethiopian Airlines, which flies every Sunday from Luxembourg to Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo.
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.