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2012-03-09 16:29:14 Police Held in Comoros Were On Duty - Ojode [Nairobi Star] Internal Security Assistant minister Orwa Ojode yesterday told Parliament that the six police officers held in Comoros were on official duty. Ojode said the government has been in touch with the Comoros Foreign Affairs minister who assured that the officers were to be released by end of yesterday.

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Thursday, 04-17-14, 8:33Ambassador Raynor Tours Northern Benin[U.S. Embassy Cotonou]U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor visited the northern part of Benin from April 7th - 13th, 2014. His trip included stops in the cities and villages of Papané, Tchaourou, Parakou, Bembèrèkè, Gogounou, Gando, Biro, Nikki, Kalalé, Gnel Boucatou , Dérassi, Peonga, Kourel and Bouca. The purpose of this trip was to inaugurate several schools and other development projects funded by the U.S. government. In each of the places visited, Ambassador Raynor interacted with local

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