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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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Summary: Porto-Novo [Benin], July 30 (ANI): India on Monday offered concessional financial assistance of USD 100 million to Benin with an aim to help the West African country meet its Sustainable Development Goals.
In Porto-Novo, the embassy in Benin organised a sports event with the participation of the diplomatic and administrative staff of the embassy.
We conducted a prospective study in the Republic of Benin (towns of Porto-Novo and Cotonou) during the Division 1 (D1) soccer championship of the 2016 season.
Porto-Novo (Benin), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Kutahya (Turkey), Limoges (France), Barcelos (Portugal), Carrare (Italy), Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Baguio (Philippines), Chiangmai (Thailand), Sheki (Azerbaijan), Jooeo Pessoa (Brazil) and Chordeleg (Ecuador) are also on the list.
Le scenario de ce court metrage de 21 minutes tourne en 16 mm et realise par les Senegalais Mamadou Sarr et Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (ne a Porto-Novo de mere dahomeenne et de pere bresilien) etait le produit des discussions du [beaucoup moins que] Groupe africain de cinema [beaucoup plus grand que] cree en 1952.
Of which African country is Porto-Novo the capital?
Un minaret en ceramique qui ressemble a un clocher d'eglise, des murs multicolores, une immense porte en bois sculptee : la Grande Mosquee de Porto-Novo est un des joyaux de l'architecture afro-bresilienne, mais comme le reste de la capitale du Benin, elle menace de s'effondrer.
In a meeting between Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian and Beninese Foreign Minister Nasirou Bako, the two officials called for advanced relations between Tehran and Porto-Novo in various economic, cultural, scientific and political domains.
The Ambassador made the remark during his meeting with a delegation of the Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage, the embassy in Porto-Novo said in a statement received by KUNA on Thursday.