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Portugal bailout to be $115-billion
Portugal bailout to be $115-billion
Hard-up Portugal has negotiated an international bailout worth €78-billion ($115-billion) over a three-year period, officials say.
Portuguese PM quits after austerity plan rejected
Portuguese PM quits after austerity plan rejected
Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates resigned on the eve of a key European Union summit on the eurozone debt crisis after Parliament rejected...
Mozambique takes control of Cahora Bassa
Mozambique takes control of Cahora Bassa
Mozambique will finally take control this week of the biggest dam in sub-Saharan Africa, which had remained in Portuguese hands for more than three...
EU, African leaders seek new era
EU, African leaders seek new era
Leaders of Europe and Africa opened a landmark summit on Saturday designed to forge a new partnership of equals, but with strains showing over...
East Timor president 'out of danger'
East Timor president 'out of danger'
East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta is "out of danger" and "recovering" following treatment in Australia after being shot in the stomach by...
Relief as EU leaders strike treaty deal
Relief as EU leaders strike treaty deal
European Union leaders voiced relief at clinching a deal on Friday on a treaty to reform the 27-nation bloc's institutions, replacing a defunct...
Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe?
Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe?
Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe? One won't go to a summit between Europe and Africa in December, but the Portuguese hosts say the potential rewards...
Zim dilemma still looms ahead of EU summit
Zim dilemma still looms ahead of EU summit
Two weeks from hosting the second-ever summit between Europe and Africa, Portugal is scrambling to ensure that Zimbabwe's contentious presence does...
'Tall and black' vs 'white and colonial'
'Tall and black' vs 'white and colonial'
"Mugabe stands very tall and black," boasted Nathaniel Manheru on Saturday. "Brown stands white and colonial."

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