Benin

Country Benin
Capital Porto-Novo
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Fon & Yoruba

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Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu KEREKOU and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore SOGLO as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. KEREKOU was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged. KEREKOU stepped down at the end of his second term in 2006 and was succeeded by Thomas YAYI Boni, a political outsider and independent. YAYI has begun a high profile fight against corruption and has strongly promoted accelerating Benin's economic growth.

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Mounie hat-trick sends Benin to Cup of Nations on a high - CNAMounie hat-trick sends Benin to Cup of Nations on a high  CNA

Steve Mounie scored a hat-trick as Benin completed their African Cup of Nations preparations with a 3-1 win over fellow finalists Mauritania on ...



Football: Mounie's hat-trick spurs Benin to Africa Cup warm-up win - CNAFootball: Mounie's hat-trick spurs Benin to Africa Cup warm-up win  CNA

JOHANNESBURG: Huddersfield Town forward Steve Mounie scored a hat-trick as Benin defeated fellow qualifiers Mauritania 3-1 on Tuesday (Jun 18) in a ...



30 police officers injured in Benin protests - Africanews English30 police officers injured in Benin protests  Africanews English

About 30 members of the security forces were wounded in northern Benin, where supporters of the former president and opponent Boni Yayi set up barricades.



LIVE Benin - Mauritania - International friendlies - 18 June 2019 - Eurosport.co.ukLIVE Benin - Mauritania - International friendlies - 18 June 2019  Eurosport.co.uk

International friendlies – Follow the Football match between Benin and Mauritania live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 18 June 2019. Our live ...



Former Benin President Under Virtual House Arrest, Lawyers Say - BloombergFormer Benin President Under Virtual House Arrest, Lawyers Say  Bloomberg

Benin has placed former President Thomas Boni Yayi under virtual house arrest following his support for protests against controversial legislative elections in ...



Benin Delegation Visits Tuskegee - Alabama News NetworkBenin Delegation Visits Tuskegee  Alabama News Network

A group that included the brother of the president of the West African country Benin was in Tuskegee today. The delegation is in Alabama visiting Africa town in ...



The Fall of a Model Democracy - The AtlanticThe Fall of a Model Democracy  The Atlantic

Benin, in West Africa, was hailed as a success story. But it shared many of the same problems as other democracies.



In Benin, people are still rooted in the land - The MennoniteIn Benin, people are still rooted in the land  The Mennonite

Photo: Felipe Preciado, an international worker of Mennonite Mission Network, cares for the animals and agricultural projects at La Casa Grande in Benin.



Sessegnon buoyed up by Benin Football Award ahead of Afcon - Goal.comSessegnon buoyed up by Benin Football Award ahead of Afcon  Goal.com

Benin captain Stephane Sessegnon was honoured with a 'special award' during the Benin Football Awards held in his homeland's capital Cotonou on Sunday.



Benin: Government warns against sale of pre-registered SIM cards - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaBenin: Government warns against sale of pre-registered SIM cards  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Gilbert Togbonon (photo), the Special Prosecutor of the Court of Anti-Economic Offences and Terrorism (CRIET) in Benin, called on mobile operators.



Benin approves four PV projects totaling 50 MW - pv magazine InternationalBenin approves four PV projects totaling 50 MW  pv magazine International

Four projects, planned to be located across several regions, will be developed through private-public partnerships and a development program supported by the ...



FACTBOX-Soccer-Profile on Benin team for 2019 African Cup of Nations - ReutersFACTBOX-Soccer-Profile on Benin team for 2019 African Cup of Nations  Reuters

Factbox on African Cup of Nations qualifiers Benin.



Africa Cup of Nations: Sessegnon named in Benin squad - BBC SportAfrica Cup of Nations: Sessegnon named in Benin squad  BBC Sport

Stephane Sessegnon is in Benin's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations despite being suspended for their opening game in Egypt.



Benin warns against sale of pre-registered Sim cards - TelecompaperBenin warns against sale of pre-registered Sim cards  Telecompaper

Benin's Special Prosecutor for the Court of Anti-Economic Offences and Terrorism (CRIET) Gilbert Togbonon has called on mobile operators MTN and Moov to ...



Benin: World Bank Provides $100 Million to Reduce Flood Risks and Strengthen Urban Resilience in the Capital City Cotonou - Benin - ReliefWebBenin: World Bank Provides $100 Million to Reduce Flood Risks and Strengthen Urban Resilience in the Capital City Cotonou - Benin  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Benin about Climate Change and Environment, Disaster Management and Flood; published on 23 May 2019 by World ...



Army opens fire in clashes with protesters in Benin - The News InternationalArmy opens fire in clashes with protesters in Benin  The News International

COTONOU: Soldiers opened fire during clashes with protesters in the West African country of Benin on Friday, as violence erupted after days of demonstrations ...



Benin to receive US $100m grant for flood control project - Construction ReviewBenin to receive US $100m grant for flood control project  Construction Review

Benin is set to receive US $100m grant from International Development Association (IDA), to support a flood control project in Benin's economic capital.



Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa's coastal states - Benin - ReliefWebHard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa's coastal states - Benin  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Benin and 7 other countries about Protection and Human Rights; published on 05 Jun 2019 by ISS.



Ghana: ASDA Wants Pres Akufo-Addo to Mediate in Benin Political Crises - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGhana: ASDA Wants Pres Akufo-Addo to Mediate in Benin Political Crises  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

THE Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA), a continental civil society organisation which promotes credible elections and participatory ...



The Testing of Benin's Democracy - Africa Center for Strategic StudiesThe Testing of Benin's Democracy  Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Benin: Recent no-contest legislative elections are an attempt to consolidate executive power at the expense of democratic gains.



Our catechesis is too cerebral, says liturgist in Benin - La Croix InternationalOur catechesis is too cerebral, says liturgist in Benin  La Croix International

Father Maurice Hounmènou, a priest from the Catholic Diocese of Cotonou in Benin, is a specialist in pastoral liturgy. In this interview with La Croix Africa he ...



Obasanjo, Kufour ask AU, ECOWAS to act on Benin crisis - The PunchObasanjo, Kufour ask AU, ECOWAS to act on Benin crisis  The Punch

Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta. Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and his Ghanaian counterpart, Mr John Kufuor, have called for the intervention ...



Eritrea, Nigeria, Benin: Outsiders from Africa free-trade zone, AfCFTA - Africanews EnglishEritrea, Nigeria, Benin: Outsiders from Africa free-trade zone, AfCFTA  Africanews English

The unsigned group comprises three countries: Nigeria, Eritrea and Benin. In effect, fifty-two of the AU's 55 member states have signed the agreement to ...



BENIN: IDA funds flood control project in Cotonou - AFRIK 21BENIN: IDA funds flood control project in Cotonou  AFRIK 21

The International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank, has announced a $100 million grant to support a flood control project in ...



'Bini Playing Cards' pay homage to Benin culture [This Is Culture, TMC] - Africanews English'Bini Playing Cards' pay homage to Benin culture [This Is Culture, TMC]  Africanews English

In this week's culture segment on the Morning Call you will discover the ancient Nigerian culture…through a rather special way since it is a Game of Cards.



Thugs beat up Oshiomhole, Edo lawmakers-elect in Benin - Legit.ngThugs beat up Oshiomhole, Edo lawmakers-elect in Benin  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ? The 15 lawmakers attacked are loyal to the APC national chairman, and they were reportedly not invited to the inauguration of the state ...



2019 Africa Cup of Nation: Profile- Benin national football team - Ghanasoccernet.com2019 Africa Cup of Nation: Profile- Benin national football team  Ghanasoccernet.com

African Cup of Nations record:Previous appearances in finals: (3) 2004, 2008, 2010 Best performance: Group phaseDrawn in Group F with Cameroon, Ghana ...



Discovering Ganvie, an African village set on a lake! - Times of IndiaDiscovering Ganvie, an African village set on a lake!  Times of India

Exploring Ganvi, the 'Venice of Africa', a village in Benin set on a lake. More on Times Travel.



How 300-level UNIBEN student committed suicide over failed love affair - The PunchHow 300-level UNIBEN student committed suicide over failed love affair  The Punch

Adekunle Peter, Benin. TWENTY-one-year-old Christabel Buoro, a student of the University of Benin, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday over a failed love ...



Boco: Benin has for some time been one of the best nations in Africa - Goal.comBoco: Benin has for some time been one of the best nations in Africa  Goal.com

The former Squirrels' captain believes the West Africans can surprise competitors at the continental showpiece.



Thugs attack Oshiomhole in Benin - P.M. NewsThugs attack Oshiomhole in Benin  P.M. News

The thugs attacked Oshiomhole on Tuesday alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state.



N9bn drainage project in Benin GRA kicks off in two weeks – Edo govt - The Nation NewspaperN9bn drainage project in Benin GRA kicks off in two weeks – Edo govt  The Nation Newspaper

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved a N9 billion contract for the construction of integrated drainage system to address flooding in.



Belinda Marie Anderson Benin | Obituaries - The Guam Daily PostBelinda Marie Anderson Benin | Obituaries  The Guam Daily Post

Belinda Marie Anderson Benin, also known as "Bing," of Santa Rita, died June 8 at the age of 50. Last respects will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June.



Profiling the AFCON teams: Benin - pmldaily.comProfiling the AFCON teams: Benin  pmldaily.com

Benin will be featuring in their 4th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and the first since 2010. Benin have never progressed past the group stages in ...



Benin farm 'bootcamp' gets green entrepreneurs - Prothom Alo EnglishBenin farm 'bootcamp' gets green entrepreneurs  Prothom Alo English

Machetes in hand and wearing a straw hat against the sun, the participants of an "agro-bootcamp" in the farmlands of the West African nation of Benin harvest ...



Benin gets $100m World Bank funding to deal with flooding - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishBenin gets $100m World Bank funding to deal with flooding  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 13.06.2019 at 15h21 by APA News. Share. The World Bank, through the International Development Association, one of its three subsidiaries, has ...



Benin residents appeal to Buhari over power supply, security - The PunchBenin residents appeal to Buhari over power supply, security  The Punch

Some residents of Benin in Edo State have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to improve power supply in the county. The residents, who spoke ...



N9bn drainage project in Benin GRA to kick off in two weeks – Edo govt - VanguardN9bn drainage project in Benin GRA to kick off in two weeks – Edo govt  Vanguard

Nigerian News - The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved a N9 billion contract for the construction of integrated drainage s.



Nigeria, Benin Customs sync communication portals - The PunchNigeria, Benin Customs sync communication portals  The Punch

Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs *Service* and their Benin Republic counterparts have decided to network and combine their digital communication platfo...



2019 Africa Cup of Nations preview, schedule, predictions - Yahoo Sports2019 Africa Cup of Nations preview, schedule, predictions  Yahoo Sports

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt on Friday and for the first time in its history the tournament will be played during the summer months. It will also ...



Benin's Minister of State for Planning and Development Arrives in Jeddah - MENAFN.COMBenin's Minister of State for Planning and Development Arrives in Jeddah  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, May 30, 2019, SPA -- Minister of the State for Planning and Development of Benin Abdoulaye Bio Tchane arrive.



Holders Cameroon warn rivals ahead of tourney - The StandardHolders Cameroon warn rivals ahead of tourney  The Standard

Ghana's forward Andre Ayew (L) celebrates with Ghana's defender John Boye after scoring his team's second goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ...



African Cup of Nations 2019: Ghana vs Benin, Ghana Team News, Predicted XI and more - SportskeedaAfrican Cup of Nations 2019: Ghana vs Benin, Ghana Team News, Predicted XI and more  Sportskeeda

The Black Stars of Ghana were held to a goalless draw by South Africa in their final warm-up match before AFCON 2019. The result means that the Ghanaian ...



ECOWAS, AU, UN, urged to step into Benin situation - BusinessGhanaECOWAS, AU, UN, urged to step into Benin situation  BusinessGhana

The Chairman of the Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA), Dr Prosper Ladislas Agbesi, is calling on the leadership of the ECOWAS Sub-region ...



Just In: Buhari, Benin Republic President meet in Aso Rock - The Nation NewspaperJust In: Buhari, Benin Republic President meet in Aso Rock  The Nation Newspaper

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic. The meeting started at the President's ...



2019 AFCON: Ghana's opponents Benin beat Guinea in warm-up match - GhanaWeb2019 AFCON: Ghana's opponents Benin beat Guinea in warm-up match  GhanaWeb

Benin intensified their preparations towards the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Guinea in a friendly on Tuesday. The match was played ...



Benin Management Cut Its Stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by $463840; Fair Isaac (FICO) Holder Profit Investment Management Has Lowered Its Position - Stocks BeatBenin Management Cut Its Stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by $463840; Fair Isaac (FICO) Holder Profit Investment Management Has Lowered Its Position  Stocks Beat

Profit Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Fair Isaac Corp (FICO) by 22.9% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC.



Obasanjo, Kufour seek AU, ECOWAS intervention on Benin political situation - - Premium TimesObasanjo, Kufour seek AU, ECOWAS intervention on Benin political situation -  Premium Times

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and his Ghanaian counterpart, John Kufuor, have urged the AU and the ECOWAS to act on the political.., ...



AFCON 2019: Benin Republic to open Morocco camp on June 2 - BrilaAFCON 2019: Benin Republic to open Morocco camp on June 2  Brila

Squirrels of Benin Republic have concluded plans for a training base in Morocco as the countdown to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt continues.



Afcon: PSG's Choupo-Moting takes over Cameroon captaincy for Africa Cup of Nations campaign - Goal.comAfcon: PSG's Choupo-Moting takes over Cameroon captaincy for Africa Cup of Nations campaign  Goal.com

Paris Saint-Germain striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been named skipper of Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations finals, which start on Friday.



AFCON 2019: Didi Dramani, Sellas Tetteh escape beating while scouting Cameroon, Benin - Pulse GhanaAFCON 2019: Didi Dramani, Sellas Tetteh escape beating while scouting Cameroon, Benin  Pulse Ghana

Two of Ghana's scouts, Didi Dramani and Sellas Tetteh, were reportedly nearly beaten while scouting separate games involving Cameroon and Benin ahead of ...



Iyase-Odozi’s iconographic explorations into Benin arts - VanguardIyase-Odozi’s iconographic explorations into Benin arts  Vanguard

On the significant day of June 12, 2019, arts & culture journalists, visual arts masters and academicians, renown art collectors, curators, lovers of artworks from ...



Benin Airport gets facilities for night flights - The PunchBenin Airport gets facilities for night flights  The Punch

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Government has inaugurated facilities at the Benin Airport to enable it perform night flights as well as during ...



Breaking: Nigeria Customs, Benin Republic enter bilateral agreement - Legit.ngBreaking: Nigeria Customs, Benin Republic enter bilateral agreement  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ? The Nigeria Customs *Service* and its counterpart in Benin Republic, have entered into a bilateral connectivity agreement to eradicate ...



Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Ransom Collective and more are playing at the 2019 Satchmi Vinyl Day - RapplerClara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Ransom Collective and more are playing at the 2019 Satchmi Vinyl Day  Rappler

The annual celebration of music and vinyl is happening on July 13.



Dubai Municipality backs well construction in Bangladesh, Benin - Construction Week OnlineDubai Municipality backs well construction in Bangladesh, Benin  Construction Week Online

Dubai Municipality is working on the construction of six water wells in seven countries facing water scarcity — Bangladesh (pictured), Benin, Brazil, Mali, ...



Benin's President extols election reforms - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishBenin's President extols election reforms  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 21.05.2019 at 15h21 by APA News. Share. Benin's President Patrice Talon has defended the new electoral process introduced las month, ...



2019 AFCON: Ghana's opponent Benin records 1-0 victory over Guinea - GhanaWeb2019 AFCON: Ghana's opponent Benin records 1-0 victory over Guinea  GhanaWeb

Ghana's Group F opponent, Benin recorded an important 1-0 victory over Guinea on Tuesday ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament set to ...



Pepsico (PEP) Holder Benin Management Trimmed Its Position by $987590; Taylor Asset Management Maintains Stake in Facebook (FB) - Stocks BeatPepsico (PEP) Holder Benin Management Trimmed Its Position by $987590; Taylor Asset Management Maintains Stake in Facebook (FB)  Stocks Beat

Benin Management Corp decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (PEP) by 8.13% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benin Management Corp ...



Team Senegal led throughout most of championship match before Team Benin tied the game up 1-1 late in the second half, taking the game to penalty kicks to decide the champion - Bronx TimesTeam Senegal led throughout most of championship match before Team Benin tied the game up 1-1 late in the second half, taking the game to penalty kicks to decide the champion  Bronx Times

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. presented the 2019 African Advisory Council Bronx Week Soccer Tournament championship trophy to Team Senegal, ...



East Africa-China trade negotiations - Africanews EnglishEast Africa-China trade negotiations  Africanews English

Free trade agreements between East Africa and Chin: Kenya signals a huge trade imbalance in favour of the Asian economic giant.



Paintsil: Black Stars can't afford to lose shape in the Afcon - Goal.comPaintsil: Black Stars can't afford to lose shape in the Afcon  Goal.com

The former West Ham fullback shares his thoughts on how James Appiah's outfit can rule the continent once again.



Plateau United defender Salomon named in Benin Squad For AFCON 2019 - BrilaPlateau United defender Salomon named in Benin Squad For AFCON 2019  Brila

Former Bayelsa United and now Plateau United defender Salomon Junior has been named in the Benin squad for AFCON.



African Art Belongs Where It Was Created. Give It Back. - History News Network (HNN)African Art Belongs Where It Was Created. Give It Back.  History News Network (HNN)

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Two beautiful sisters become co-wives, happily married to Oba of Benin - Legit.ngTwo beautiful sisters become co-wives, happily married to Oba of Benin  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ? Two sisters have made their way to headlines after accepting to marry Oba of Benin Ewuare II. Reports claim that both sisters are teenagers as ...



AFCON 2019 - Group C Preview - beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking NewsAFCON 2019 - Group C Preview  beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News

Group C - Algeria poised for AFCON charge, but face a stern test against Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania.



How Benin's democratic crown has slipped - BBC NewsHow Benin's democratic crown has slipped  BBC News

Barring the opposition from polls and shooting at protesters has "ruined" Benin's proud democratic image, analysts say.



2019 AFCON: Ghana must be disciplined - John Painstil - GhanaWeb2019 AFCON: Ghana must be disciplined - John Painstil  GhanaWeb

Former Ghana international John Paintsil says tactical discipline on the pitch will play a huge part in how far the Black Stars progress at the Africa Cup of Nations ...



More Megacities, More Pressure on Forests - Inter Press ServiceMore Megacities, More Pressure on Forests  Inter Press Service

With two-thirds of the world's population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues to be placed on forests which are being cleared to ...



2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana's Group opponents Benin announce 23-man squad - Ghanasoccernet.com2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ghana's Group opponents Benin announce 23-man squad  Ghanasoccernet.com

Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has named his 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off next month in Egypt.The Frenchman invited ...



Beware of Gov. Obaseki's Greek gift - Ijaw youths advise Oba of Benin - Daily Post NigeriaBeware of Gov. Obaseki's Greek gift - Ijaw youths advise Oba of Benin  Daily Post Nigeria

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In Focus: Still A Hunk, Ex-Singer Jaco Benin Now Lives The Fulfilled Dad Life - ABS-CBN NewsIn Focus: Still A Hunk, Ex-Singer Jaco Benin Now Lives The Fulfilled Dad Life  ABS-CBN News

Around eight years ago, newcomer Jaco Benin had just released his first, wittily titled album Ako Naman. He already had the talent department and Taylor ...



Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Position Decreased by Benin Management CORP - Rockland RegisterWells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Position Decreased by Benin Management CORP  Rockland Register

Benin Management CORP lessened its position in shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 4.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most ...



Benin: Crackdown on protests and wave of arrests fuel tense election period - Amnesty InternationalBenin: Crackdown on protests and wave of arrests fuel tense election period  Amnesty International

The wave of arbitrary arrests of political activists and journalists, and the crackdown on peaceful protests, have reached an alarming level in Benin, Amnesty ...



Berlin’s Troubled Humboldt Forum Pushes Back Opening - The New York TimesBerlin’s Troubled Humboldt Forum Pushes Back Opening  The New York Times

BERLIN — The Humboldt Forum, the problem-plagued museum housed in a reconstructed palace in the center of this city, has pushed back its opening date to ...



Shots fired as post-election violence grips Benin - FRANCE 24 EnglishShots fired as post-election violence grips Benin  FRANCE 24 English

Soldiers in Benin firing automatic rifles deployed in force against hundreds of protestors demonstrating against controversial parliamentary polls, with casualties ...



Benin tourist hunt: 'Guide's body found' with French pair missing - BBC NewsBenin tourist hunt: 'Guide's body found' with French pair missing  BBC News

A local guide was shot dead while two French tourists remain missing.



After a lousy election, Benin’s democracy is under threat - The EconomistAfter a lousy election, Benin’s democracy is under threat  The Economist

WITH ONLY two parties on the ballot, both of them supporters of President Patrice Talon, Benin's general election on April 28th was an unhappy throwback to ...



Benin holds vote with no opposition candidates - BBC NewsBenin holds vote with no opposition candidates  BBC News

People in Benin are voting for a new parliament but without a single opposition candidate taking part. The electoral authorities ruled last month that only two ...



2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ex-Benin captain Romauld Boco issues warning to Ghana & Group F opponents - Ghanasoccernet.com2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Ex-Benin captain Romauld Boco issues warning to Ghana & Group F opponents  Ghanasoccernet.com

Former Benin skipper Romauld Boco has urged the Squirrels take a cue from Liverpool's comeback against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League to cause ...



Video: See how flood submerges Benin - P.M. NewsVideo: See how flood submerges Benin  P.M. News

Massive flood has raved Benin, Edo State with many houses flooded as weeping and wailing were heard in flooded houses.



Benin: Internet shutdown on election day is a blunt attack on freedom of expression - Amnesty InternationalBenin: Internet shutdown on election day is a blunt attack on freedom of expression  Amnesty International

The decision to shut down access to the Internet and social media on an election day is a blunt violation of the right to freedom of expression in Benin.



Benin – Legislative elections (03.05.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieBenin – Legislative elections (03.05.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

Benin's legislative elections on April 28 were marked by a historically low rate of participation, its national electoral commission announced. France regrets that ...



Benin democracy suffers blow as president-backed parties win - Financial TimesBenin democracy suffers blow as president-backed parties win  Financial Times

Political parties close to the President Patrice Talon of Benin have claimed every seat in this week's legislative elections, in results that are being seen as a big ...



Benin tour guides mourn colleague, express fears for missing French tourists - FRANCE 24Benin tour guides mourn colleague, express fears for missing French tourists  FRANCE 24

Benin is reeling over the death of Fiacre Gbédji, a tour guide whose body was discovered Saturday. Gbédji went missing May 1 with two French tourists ...



Fuel for thought: black market in petrol in Togo and Benin – in pictures - The GuardianFuel for thought: black market in petrol in Togo and Benin – in pictures  The Guardian

For thousands of people in Benin and Togo, the illegal trade in fuel looted from oil-rich Nigeria offers a lifeline. The human impact of this lucrative dealing has ...



Benjamin Willie-Graham to run commentary on Ghana-Benin game at AFCON - GhanaWebBenjamin Willie-Graham to run commentary on Ghana-Benin game at AFCON  GhanaWeb

Ghanaian sports journalist Benjamin Willie-Graham has officially been assigned by CAF to run commentary in Ghana's Group F clash against Benin, as one of ...



Benin - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (07.05.19) - France DiplomatieBenin - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (07.05.19)  France Diplomatie

Q - The government of Benin reportedly ordered equipment in order to crack down on demonstrators and this equipment is reportedly being blocked (…)



Benin's unrest reflects a broader worrying trend in West Africa - African ArgumentsBenin's unrest reflects a broader worrying trend in West Africa  African Arguments

Last week, Benin was propelled into the international spotlight as security forces fired on demonstrators protesting against the country's deeply flawed legislative ...



Benin Internet Shutdown Repeats Pattern of Government Censorship Across Africa - VOA NewsBenin Internet Shutdown Repeats Pattern of Government Censorship Across Africa  VOA News

When authorities in Benin turned off the country's internet during parliamentary elections Sunday, they became the ninth African government to restrict access ...



Why did many voters boycott Benin’s April 28 elections? - Washington PostWhy did many voters boycott Benin’s April 28 elections?  Washington Post

In the weeks before Benin's April 28 election, police used tear gas to disperse demonstrations led by former presidents Nicephore Soglo and Thomas Boni Yayi, ...



Benin Pushes on With Legislative Vote Despite Public Outcry - BloombergBenin Pushes on With Legislative Vote Despite Public Outcry  Bloomberg

Benin holds legislative elections on Sunday in which not a single opposition party is allowed to run, prompting even President Patrice Talon to admit the vote ...



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The opposition was excluded from this week’s legislative elections in Benin, which saw turnout of just 23 percent. Even more worrying, the voting process ...



African American free masons group return to Benin Republic - QuartzAfrican American free masons group return to Benin Republic  Quartz

The beauty was in the symbolism of this “return” for members of a group of black men that values freedom, integrity, and social *service*.



Benin artworks: France to return thrones and statues - BBC NewsBenin artworks: France to return thrones and statues  BBC News

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that France will return 26 artworks taken from the west African state of Benin in the colonial era.



Two French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin - ReutersTwo French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin  Reuters

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Under new rules, only two political parties in Benin are currently allowed to field candidates for legislative elections scheduled for April 28, and both are aligned ...



Record low turnout at Benin polls with no opposition - FRANCE 24 EnglishRecord low turnout at Benin polls with no opposition  FRANCE 24 English

Benin's electoral commission has announced the results of controversial elections that were held without any opposition candidates and saw a record low ...



Benin probes French tourist kidnapping - africanewsBenin probes French tourist kidnapping  africanews

Benin's justice system opened a "judicial investigation" on Tuesday following the kidnapping of two French tourists on May 1 and the death of their Beninese ...



Journalist Casimir Kpedjo detained, facing false news accusations in Benin - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineJournalist Casimir Kpedjo detained, facing false news accusations in Benin  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Goma, Congo, April 30, 2019 -- Beninese authorities should drop their investigation into Casimir Kpedjo, editor of the privately owned daily Nouvelle Economie, ...