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Pirates kidnap six crewmen off Benin coast

COTONOU, June 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Pirates kidnapped at least six crew members of a fishing vessel on Wednesday off the coast of Benin in West Africa.

Five abductees are South Korean nationals, while the sixth person is said to be Ghanaian, according to media reports quoting South Korea’s foreign ministry.

Maritime security company Dryad Global reports that the speed boat used to attack Ghanaian-flagged Panofi Frontier was last seen heading towards Nigerian waters after the abduction.

Benin asks EU to replace ambassador accused of ‘subversive’ activities

COTONOU, Nov 29 (NNN-Xinhua) — Benin called on the European Union (EU) to send a new ambassador to the West African country as the incumbent one was ordered to leave for his involvement in “subversive” activities, Benin’s government spokesman Alain Orounla said here Thursday.

“Our country wishes to maintain the partnership with (the) EU of which we expect the authorities to appoint a new ambassador for the continuation of our diplomatic ties,” Orounla said in a news broadcast on the country’s mainstream television channel and radio operator ORTB.

Benin asks EU to replace ambassador

COTONOU, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Benin called on the European Union (EU) to send a new ambassador to the West African country as the incumbent one was ordered to leave for his involvement in "subversive" activities, Benin's government spokesman Alain Orounla said here Thursday.

"Our country wishes to maintain the partnership with (the) EU of which we expect the authorities to appoint a new ambassador for the continuation of our diplomatic ties," Orounla said in a news broadcast on the country's mainstream television channel and radio operator ORTB.

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