GERMAN WEST AFRICA.
Paris, April 21. After stubborn fighting during the last few moDtbg the Germans in the Cameroons have been compelled to withdraw towards tho high plateaus. In tbe centre of the colony they have transfsrred the seat of Govern ment to Yaunde, to which the Allies! are advancing.
French troop 3 from the east have reached the line of the Lorn and Dume rivers.
Commander Mayers column from the west has reached tbe Kele River.
Another British column has cap fcured a bridge at tbe Ngua River, and is marching along the Edea Launde
road. All their losses have been insignificant, RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN Petrograd, April 21. An official communique states :-— The Austrians made a particularly stubborn attack on Polsen, a height near Rostock. They suffered very heavy losses, and 500 were taken prisoners. Bombs dropped at Bielostoc killed and wounded several civilians, but the damage was small. We successfully bombarded Boldau station, THE MANITOU DISASTER London, April 21. The High Commissioner reports that in tbe recent accident to. the French troopship Manitou 24 men of 'the Royal Field Artillery were drowned and 25 missing. It is feared
tbat they are drowned,
TURKISH VESSELS SUNK
Petrograd, April 21
Kussian torpedo vessels at Anatola on the 18th and 19th sank ten Turkish vessels which were carrying ammunition and stores'
Odessa, April 21
The Allies are awaiting a Russian expedition from the Black Sea to co operate in the Dardanelles. They have already increased the efcringeny of tbe blockade. .MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION London, April 21. An explosion'[has occurred in the Woolwich arpenal, the cause of which is unknown- Three men were seriously injured.
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GERMAN WEST AFRICA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3453, 23 April 1915