Porto Novo


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Porto Novo

(ˈpɔːtəʊ ˈnəʊvəʊ)
n
(Placename) the capital of Benin, in the southwest on a coastal lagoon: formerly a centre of Portuguese settlement and the slave trade. Pop: 253 000 (2005 est)

Por•to No•vo

(ˈpɔr toʊ ˈnoʊ voʊ, ˈpoʊr-)
n.
a seaport in and the capital of Benin, on the Gulf of Guinea. 208,258.
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Noun1.Porto Novo - the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
Benin, Dahomey, Republic of Benin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
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National Day ceremonies were also held in various cities across the world, including in Djibouti by Acting Charge d'Affaires of Qatar to Djibouti HE Nasser bin Mohammed Abusulha; in Belgrade by Qatar's Ambassador to Serbia HE Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahad al Thani; in Tirana, Albania, by Charge d'Affaires of Qatar HE Hashim Ibrahim al Sada; inn Dushanbe by Ambassador of Qatar to Tajikistan HE Ali bin Mubarak al Mohannadi; in Sofia, Bulgaria, by Qatar's Ambassador HE Rashid bin Ali al Khater; and in Porto Novo by Qatar's Ambassador to Benin HE Mohammed bin Jaber al Kuwari.
This church in Porto Novo has some clear influences from the Brazilian architecture brought in Benin by the slave descendants who returned to Africa.
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Cependant, la mise au pinacle de la medecine traditionnelle a fait emerger certaines figures du monde vodun, dont les plus celebres ont ete a Ouidah, Daagbo Hunon et Porto Novo, la pretresse Yaotcha, cette derniere etant egalement membre de l'Assemblee nationale revolutionnaire.
First stop here is Praia then Porto Novo before arriving in Mindelo, for an overnight stay.
L'auteur du troisieme but contre le Benin en juin dernier a Porto Novo ne pourra pas prendre part au rendez-vous de mardi prochain.
The increasingly popular Cape Verde Islands play a big part in this holiday - there are visits to Porto Novo and the capital Praia plus an overnight in posh-ish Mindelo, where the fish market is the focal point.
Tomb raiders in the small West African country desecrated more than 100 graves at a cemetery in Dangbo, a village 10km (6 miles) north of Benin's capital, Porto Novo.
A workshop held at the Songhai Centre in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin, in October 2012 discussed the development of agribusiness entrepreneurship and agribusiness value chains as a way of empowering young women and men in Western Africa.
500m aux Championnats d'Afrique de Porto Novo, partiront aussi a Londres.
Summary: Porto Novo (Benin) - State Minister Mohamed El Yazghi handed, on Wednesday in Porto Novo, a message from HM King Mohammed VI to Benin's President Yayi Boni.