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[pee press association J London, April 18. Stanley denies the charge made against him by Mr John Bums at a meeting of the London County Council, where the latter stigmatised him as an' ivory hunting buccaneer. Paris, April 18. ' A doubtful report has reached here to the effect that the French captured Whydah, and were afterwards attacked, by Dahomans, who killed eight men and captured two guns. Ultimately the French troops repulsed their assailants, and re-captured the guns. Brussels, April, 18. H. M. Stanley has arrived here. The Government, have abandoned the Congo loan. ■ - ■' 1 Mozambique, April 18.' The reported Portuguese expedition to Shire is without foundation. - : Zanzibar, April; 19. . Emm Pasha starts on his expedition, oh Monday. The British East Africa Company are v desirous of sending Stanley to counteract his influence.

Father Schintza, one of the sick missionaries whom Stanley rescued ; and safely conducted here from Ikungu, on his return journey 1 from Lake Victoria, has published a pamphlet declaring that Stanley's real object in entering the Equatorial Provinces was to utilise Emm Pasha's force to conquer those Provinces for,. England, and to secure an outlet at' Mombassa.

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AFRICA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2406, 21 April 1890

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AFRICA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2406, 21 April 1890

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