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Orange Group revenues drop 3.4% to EUR9.8bn in 2Q14

International telecoms giant Orange Group has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2014 , reporting a 3.4% year-on-year drop in consolidated revenues, on comparable basis, to EUR9.788 billion ; the downturn was mainly attributed to the financial performance of its units in France, Belgium, Poland and the Enterprise ... (more)

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

CNN

Ebola outbreak: Liberia closes its borders

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Inter Press Service

Oil Lubricates Equatorial Guinea's Entry into Portuguese Language Community

Equatoguinean President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has sidestepped accusations of human rights violations and won his country membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

CNN

Why it's spinning out of control

A Guinea-Bissau customs official watches arrivals from Conakry, the capital of Guinea, on Tuesday, April 8. Conakry is being ravaged by an Ebola virus epidemic, and Guinea-Bissau officials are concerned about a possible case inside their borders.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Guinea, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liberia, Opinion

Romford Recorder

Hornchurch residents latest victims of Guinea-Bissau phone fraud

Puzzled residents fear they are the latest phone fraud victims after their bills showed hundreds of pounds of calls to west African nation Guinea-Bissau.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Global Voices Online

Global Voices is Looking For a Passionate Leader to Shape Our Portuguese-Language Coverage

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sao Tome and Principe, Journalism

IRIN

Rosewood plunder in Guinea-Bissau

During the March-May cashew nut harvesting season, it is normal to see heavy trucks line Amlcar Cabral Avenue in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau's capital, waiting to offload their cargo onto ships.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

SFGate

Minnesota man loses 2 relatives in airliner crash

This June, 2012 photo provided by Drew Ryder shows his brother Arjen Ryder, second from right, of Albany, Western Australia, during a family trip to Guinea-Bissau, Africa.

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In-depth Africa

'Bissau ready to open corridors for Gambian investors'

Diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Guinea Bissau to The Gambia have declared that the Portuguese-speaking nation is ready to open its doors to Gambian investors, especially those interested in large-scale ventures, as normalcy returned to the major cashew producing nation.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Botswana/Guinea Bissau: Zebras Stun Guinea Bissau in Afcon Qualifier

Botswana Zebras were in fine galloping form as they stormed to an impressive 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau to take a huge step towards sealing a place in the group phase of AFCON Morocco 2015 qualifying.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Crofs Blogs

WHO: Update on polio in Equatorial Guinea

WHO has published Update on polio in Equatorial Guinea . This is not Guinea Conakry or Guinea Bissau; it's a sordid little petro-state dictatorship with a wretchedly poor population.

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AllAfrica.com

West Africa: ECOWAS Leaders Restate Commitment to Democracy and Good Governance

ECOWAS leaders meeting in Accra, Ghana, on 10 July 2014 for their 45th ordinary session reminded themselves of the commitment of ECOWAS member states to the practice of democracy and good governance.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Reuters

Egypt added to Obama's Africa Summit list

Egypt has been invited by the United States to attend next month's African leaders summit in Washington, a White House spokesman said on Monday, reversing a decision not to let Egypt participate.

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AlertNet

EU to resume aid to Guinea-Bissau government after poll

The European Union will resume giving direct development aid to the Guinea-Bissau government after it held presidential elections rated as "free and credible," the EU said in Monday.

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AllAfrica.com

West Africa: Ebola Is a Killer, Let Us Kill It - Mahama Tells ECOWAS Leaders

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday appealed to research institutions in West Africa to collaborate to find a solution to the outbreak of the Ebola disease.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Crofs Blogs

UNICEF: Misconceptions fuel Ebola outbreak in West Africa

As the Ebola-related death toll rises above 500 in West Africa, UNICEF and its partners are expanding their activities across the region to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumours, fears and misconceptions.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Romford Recorder

'I didn't even know where Guinea Bissau was' - Hornchurch...

Steven Roome says his landline has been hacked and on Friday night calls were made to Guinea Bissau in west Africa every 6 minutes all night totalling A 385.60.

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GhanaWeb

ECOWAS endorses EPA

West African leaders yesterday wrapped up the 45th Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States with a decisive approval of the Economic Partnership Agreement .

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GhanaWeb

ECOWAS leaders set up fund to deal with the Ebola

West African leaders, at the end of the 45th ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government in Accra on Thursday, have set up a fund to deal with the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in the sub-region.

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Times of Oman

West Africa's misguided war on drugs

A recent estimate by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics that the market for illegal drugs adds A 4.4 billion annually to the country's economy gives a sense of the astonishing scale of the illicit narcotics trade.

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