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Pope to Deliver Message to Africa During Benin Visit

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict travels to the West African country of Benin on Friday, where he is expected to urge African nations to work towards peace, justice and reconciliation. The 84-year-old pontiff is scheduled to arrive in Cotonou for a three-day visit to a country whose Roman Catholic population has soared in recent years. At least 30 […]

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Pirates Hijack Ship With 23 Crew Off Benin

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pirates have hijacked a ship with 23 crew members in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become an increasingly dangerous area for international shipping. The International Maritime Bureau says the pirates seized the Cypriot-flagged tanker Wednesday about 115 kilometers southwest of Cotonou, the capital of the West African nation of Benin. The bureau’s Piracy Reporting […]

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Pirates Hijack Ship With 23 Crew Off Benin

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pirates have hijacked a ship with 23 crew members in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become an increasingly dangerous area for international shipping. The International Maritime Bureau says the ship was seized Wednesday about 115 kilometers southwest of Benin’s capital, Cotonou. The bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center says armed pirates boarded a product tanker, took […]

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Pirates Hijack Ship With 23 Crew Off Benin

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A piracy monitoring group says pirates have hijacked a ship with 23 crew members off the coast of West Africa. The International Maritime Bureau says the attack happened Wednesday about 60 kilometers southwest of Benin’s capital Contonou. The report says armed pirates boarded and seized control of a product tanker, took the crew members hostage, […]

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Ship Insurers Designate Benin As High-Risk Area

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The shipping insurance industry has added Benin to a list of areas deemed “high risk” because of increasing piracy. Pirates recently hijacked several vessels in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin, including at least two oil tankers. The so-called Joint War Committee, which represents Lloyd’s of London underwriters and other insurers, has given the waters […]

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