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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Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a Nightmare - The New York TimesBenin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a Nightmare  The New York Times

A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country.



Benin Bishops say political mediation continues - Vatican NewsBenin Bishops say political mediation continues  Vatican News

The Bishops of Benin say they are continuing with their mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis in the country that followed disputed ...



Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineJournalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin  CPJ Press Freedom Online

New York, August 23, 2019--The government of Benin should act to decriminalize press offenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after journalist ...



India offers USD 100 million line of credit to Benin during President Kovind's visit - India TodayIndia offers USD 100 million line of credit to Benin during President Kovind's visit  India Today

India offered a USD 100 million line of credit to Benin for its development projects on Monday as President Ram Nath Kovind held wide ranging discussions with ...



Benin court bans presidential rival Zinsou from polls for 5 years - Al Jazeera EnglishBenin court bans presidential rival Zinsou from polls for 5 years  Al Jazeera English

Former Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou was handed a suspended 6-month jail term over 2016 campaign breaches.



TCIL signs MoUs with Benin, Guinea - LivemintTCIL signs MoUs with Benin, Guinea  Livemint

MoU to this effect was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind during the first ever state visit from India to Benin, Gambia and Guinea recently.The MoU is for ...



CPJ urges Benin to decriminalise press offenses - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishCPJ urges Benin to decriminalise press offenses  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 24.08.2019 at 13h21 by APA News. Share. The government of Benin should act to decriminalize press offenses, the Committee to Protect ...



Benin modernizing its port to overtake Togo, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana in the sector - Africanews EnglishBenin modernizing its port to overtake Togo, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana in the sector  Africanews English

Benin is making efforts in re-investing in its major port in its capital Cotonou.The change had been slow but consistence over the past several years aimed at ...



Benin - Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus - Benin - ReliefWebBenin - Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus - Benin  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Benin and 4 other countries about Health and Epidemic; published on 15 Aug 2019 by GPEI.



LNG market established in Benin | ALB Article - African Law & Business (ALB)LNG market established in Benin | ALB Article  African Law & Business (ALB)

Total, together with the Beninoise Electric Power Company and the Republic of Benin have signed an agreement to supply Benin with liquified natural gas for 15 ...



Benin scales up preparations for climate change, advancing its National Adaptation Plan - Benin - ReliefWebBenin scales up preparations for climate change, advancing its National Adaptation Plan - Benin  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Benin about Climate Change and Environment and Disaster Management; published on 31 Jul 2019 by UNDP.



Benin Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireBenin Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Benin - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's ...



Total signs on for Benin LNG - Petroleum EconomistTotal signs on for Benin LNG  Petroleum Economist

Total inked gas supply and host government agreements with the Beninois state and power utility SBEE in July to develop a floating LNG import terminal and ...



"Benin Day" event held at horticultural expo in Beijing - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua"Benin Day" event held at horticultural expo in Beijing - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Actors perform during the "Benin Day" event at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 1, 2019. The event was held at ...



WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 33: 12 - 18 August 2019 Data as reported by 17:00; 18 August 2019 - Benin - ReliefWebWHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 33: 12 - 18 August 2019 Data as reported by 17:00; 18 August 2019 - Benin  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Benin and 27 other countries about Health, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs, Epidemic, Flash Flood and more; ...



News Content Hub - FSRU deal will make Benin LNG importer - Riviera Maritime MediaNews Content Hub - FSRU deal will make Benin LNG importer  Riviera Maritime Media

Benin will join the ranks of LNG importing countries in 2021, following a deal with Total to develop a floating storage and regasification (FSRU) LNG import ...



China's CNPC to build Niger-Benin crude oil pipeline - Reuters AfricaChina's CNPC to build Niger-Benin crude oil pipeline  Reuters Africa

BEIJING, Aug 6 (Reuters) -. * China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) signed a contract with the government of Benin in West Africa to build and operate a crude ...



Robbinsdale tournament to benefit Baseball in Benin - ccxmedia.orgRobbinsdale tournament to benefit Baseball in Benin  ccxmedia.org

A record 50 teams are signed up to play in a Little League wood bat baseball tournament this weekend that benefits the Baseball in Benin project.



Facebook launches “Developer Circles” in Benin - The PunchFacebook launches “Developer Circles” in Benin  The Punch

Facebook has launched its “Developers Circles'' in Benin, Edo State, a platform that allows people who are technologically inclined to engage with experts, ...



TCIL signs MoUs with Benin and The Republic of Guinea for e-VBAB Network Project - DATAQUESTTCIL signs MoUs with Benin and The Republic of Guinea for e-VBAB Network Project  DATAQUEST

In a recent first-ever State visit from India to Benin, Gambia and Guinea, President Ram Nath Kovind witnessed the signing of MoU between ...



Track Of The Day 20/8 - Benin City | News - Clash MagazineTrack Of The Day 20/8 - Benin City | News  Clash Magazine

Benin City is a three-piece project, three individuals who embody the disparate creative instincts that make London such a riveting place to explore. Vocalists ...



TCIL signs MoUs with Benin, Guinea for pan-African e-network project - Express ComputerTCIL signs MoUs with Benin, Guinea for pan-African e-network project  Express Computer

Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd, a PSU under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, has entered into a strategic alliance with the ...



Benin turns to LNG to supply its power sector - Interfax Global EnergyBenin turns to LNG to supply its power sector  Interfax Global Energy

Benin has signed a long-term LNG import deal with Total, guaranteeing its security of supply and further undermining the West African Gas Pipeline.



Benin chief lauds Buhari for appointing 2 Edo indigenes in his cabinet - Pulse NigeriaBenin chief lauds Buhari for appointing 2 Edo indigenes in his cabinet  Pulse Nigeria

Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing two prominent sons of the state in his cabinet.



Benin's hidden treasures - Quebec Chronicle-TelegraphBenin's hidden treasures  Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

By Ruby Pratka. Published: August 14, 2019. Tags: Community · August 14 2019 Edition. 81419_africa statues.jpg. Photo: Ruby Pratka. The Welcome Statue ...



Flood: Benin residents appeal for urgent govt attention - The PunchFlood: Benin residents appeal for urgent govt attention  The Punch

Residents of flood-ravaged Uselu Shell Street in Benin metropolis have appealed to the Edo State government to urgently address the recurring menac...



Nigeria stars storm Benin as Henry Onyekuru ties the knot - Goal.comNigeria stars storm Benin as Henry Onyekuru ties the knot  Goal.com

A host of Nigeria internationals were present in Benin to support the Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru for his marital celebration.



Amir sends cable of congratulations to Benin president - Gulf TimesAmir sends cable of congratulations to Benin president  Gulf Times

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and ...



6 famous people you did not know are from Benin - Face2Face Africa6 famous people you did not know are from Benin  Face2Face Africa

Famous for agriculture, Benin is filled with diverse ethnic groups cutting across the country. After it gained independence from France in 1960, this small West ...



Art Industry News: A Viral Instagram Hoax Has Been Tricking Famous Artists (But Not Kara Walker) + Other Stories - artnet NewsArt Industry News: A Viral Instagram Hoax Has Been Tricking Famous Artists (But Not Kara Walker) + Other Stories  artnet News

Plus, an Australian official questions Yoko Ono's art chops and the MIT Media Lab struggles to free itself from its Jeffrey Epstein ties.



Overwhelmed by warmth, affection received in Benin: President Kovind - DNA IndiaOverwhelmed by warmth, affection received in Benin: President Kovind  DNA India

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on an official visit to three African countries, addressed a gathering in Benin's Porto Novo on Monday. While delivering the ...



Listen to Nigerians, Oba of Benin urges Buhari - The PunchListen to Nigerians, Oba of Benin urges Buhari  The Punch

Sola Shittu Benin The Omo N'Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians. Oba...



EFCC arrests cyber criminal, two others in Benin - P.M. NewsEFCC arrests cyber criminal, two others in Benin  P.M. News

A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal ...



Edo’ll have peace if cabal stops disturbing Obaseki –Ezomo of Benin - The PunchEdo’ll have peace if cabal stops disturbing Obaseki –Ezomo of Benin  The Punch

The Ezomo of Benin Kingdom, Chief James Ezomo, is one of the ancient Benin kingmakers. In this interview with SOLA SHITTU, he talks about the polit...



Republic of Benin's Liquefied Natural Gas Project - Global Legal ChronicleRepublic of Benin's Liquefied Natural Gas Project  Global Legal Chronicle

Mayer Brown advised the Republic of Benin on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import floating terminal and the supply of up to 0,5 million ...



Benin slay Queen transforms into snake after alighting from expensive benz - The Maravi PostBenin slay Queen transforms into snake after alighting from expensive benz  The Maravi Post

A video making the rounds across online media platforms shows a scene of commotion when a crowd gathered to witness the moment a slay queen transformed ...



President Kovind arrives in Benin, 1st visit by an Indian head of state - India TV NewsPresident Kovind arrives in Benin, 1st visit by an Indian head of state  India TV News

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday arrived Cotonou in Benin on the first leg of his three nations' tour to the West African region, the first visit by an Indian ...



Seme Border shut, Nigerians stranded in Benin Republic- Vanguard News - VanguardSeme Border shut, Nigerians stranded in Benin Republic- Vanguard News  Vanguard

Nigeria News - Nigerians, as well as foreigners, were deprived entry into the country through the Seme border, Lagos, for the better part of yesterday...



Oba Esigie, the king of Benin who was the first West African leader to establish diplomatic relations with a European country - Face2Face AfricaOba Esigie, the king of Benin who was the first West African leader to establish diplomatic relations with a European country  Face2Face Africa

Oba Esigie was the first West African leader to establish diplomatic relations with a European country. Pic credit: Trip Down Memory Lane. When Oba Esigie ...



Across Europe, Museums Begin To Consider Returning Their Looted African Art - NPRAcross Europe, Museums Begin To Consider Returning Their Looted African Art  NPR

Attitudes toward returning cultural artifacts, often looted during colonization, are changing. In countries like France, Germany and Belgium, the talk has turned to ...



Poliovirus Outbreaks Declared in Africa - Vax Before TravelPoliovirus Outbreaks Declared in Africa  Vax Before Travel

Polio Travel Alerts issued for Angola, Benin, Central Africa, Ethiopia, and Mozambique by the CDC.



Benin Management CORP Sells 3,490 Shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) - Mayfield RecorderBenin Management CORP Sells 3,490 Shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)  Mayfield Recorder

Benin Management CORP decreased its holdings in shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) by 15.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most ...



Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie: Now David Wagner in hunt for signing - ExaminerLiveHuddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie: Now David Wagner in hunt for signing  ExaminerLive

Besiktas facing competition from Germany for Terriers' Benin frontman.



Benin elections: Protesters call for president to resign - Aljazeera.comBenin elections: Protesters call for president to resign  Aljazeera.com

In Benin, protesters are still demanding the president resign after days of violent demonstrations.



Benin's ex-president Boni Yayi leaves country - FRANCE 24Benin's ex-president Boni Yayi leaves country  FRANCE 24

Former Benin president Thomas Boni Yayi left the country on Saturday for health reasons, a spokesman for his party said, after two months of political crisis ...



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.



Benin shuts internet, blocks WhatsApp, Facebook ahead of election - QuartzBenin shuts internet, blocks WhatsApp, Facebook ahead of election  Quartz

Benin's legislative elections today will have no one contesting from the opposition parties. Another thing that voters won't have access to: the internet. Research ...



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.



Benin and Nigeria join growing African Union landmark trade pact - Al Jazeera AmericaBenin and Nigeria join growing African Union landmark trade pact  Al Jazeera America

A landmark free-trade agreement removing most tariffs and other commercial barriers in the African continent grew to encompass 54 signatories, after Benin and ...



Africa Cup of Nations: Benin shock Morocco to set up Senegal clash - The GuardianAfrica Cup of Nations: Benin shock Morocco to set up Senegal clash  The Guardian

Benin have delivered one of the biggest upsets in Africa Cup of Nations history, eliminating much-fancied Morocco on penalties after Hakim Ziyech missed a late ...



Benin 0-0 Cameroon: Africa Cup of Nations – as it happened - The GuardianBenin 0-0 Cameroon: Africa Cup of Nations – as it happened  The Guardian

Minute-by-minute report: Cameroon and Benin both go through to the last 16 but Ghana top Group F courtesy of their 2-0 win against Guinea Bissau.



From Benin to Canada: An incredible chain of events - UNICEFFrom Benin to Canada: An incredible chain of events  UNICEF

A school boy in Benin. A chance encounter in Canada. This story has been 45 years in the making. In the 1960s, Canadian producer Denis Hargrave was on ...



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 ...



Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Bullish Benin looking forward to quarterfinal clash with Senegal - Deutsche WelleAfrica Cup of Nations 2019: Bullish Benin looking forward to quarterfinal clash with Senegal  Deutsche Welle

With the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations set to get underway, Benin are gearing up for Wednesday's match against Senegal. Benin have come a long ...



It Was a Robust Democracy. Then the New President Took Power. - The New York TimesIt Was a Robust Democracy. Then the New President Took Power.  The New York Times

Benin has prided itself on its freedoms, but the increasingly autocratic grip of the West African country's president is threatening that.



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 ...



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 ...



France will help fund Benin museum housing looted artifacts - Quartz AfricaFrance will help fund Benin museum housing looted artifacts  Quartz Africa

The construction of a new museum in Benin, which is slated to house 26 artifacts looted by France in the colonial era, will be funded by a French loan.



Africa Cup of Nations: Benin Hold Ghana to 2-2 Draw After Bizarre Red Card - News18Africa Cup of Nations: Benin Hold Ghana to 2-2 Draw After Bizarre Red Card  News18

Ismailia: Underdogs Benin hit back to secure a 2-2 draw with 10-man Ghana after the Black Stars had a player sent off for time-wasting in bizarre circumstances ...



Benin Receives $22.5 Million Loan From France for New Museum - HyperallergicBenin Receives $22.5 Million Loan From France for New Museum  Hyperallergic

The new museum will house the return of 26 cultural artifacts on long-term loan from France. The objects were originally seized by French troops from Benin in ...



Cameroon to face Nigeria in Afcon last-16 as Ghana and Benin also progress - The GuardianCameroon to face Nigeria in Afcon last-16 as Ghana and Benin also progress  The Guardian

Cameroon, the holders, will face the three-time winners Nigeria in the last-16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Benin, while ...



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.



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 stun Morocco to set up Senegal clash at Africa Cup of Nations - FRANCE 24Benin stun Morocco to set up Senegal clash at Africa Cup of Nations  FRANCE 24

Benin woke up on Saturday still pinching themselves after an extraordinary win at the Africa Cup of Nations as they rode their luck to eliminate highly fancied ...



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 ...



France to Fast-Track Return of Artifacts from Benin - VOA NewsFrance to Fast-Track Return of Artifacts from Benin  VOA News

Returning African artifacts taken by explorers and colonizers remains a hot-button issue in Europe-Africa relations — one that gained traction last November ...



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

Two French tourists and their guide were reported missing after failing to return from a game drive in a national park in northern Benin, near the border with ...



Hard fought win for Cameroon in Africa Cup of Nations, underdogs Benin draw with Ghana - FRANCE 24Hard fought win for Cameroon in Africa Cup of Nations, underdogs Benin draw with Ghana  FRANCE 24

Cameroon had to work hard to open its title defence with a win at the African Cup of Nations, and Ghana was the latest team to be upstaged by an underdog.



Benin post-election violence: Military patrol Cotonou streets - Aljazeera.comBenin post-election violence: Military patrol Cotonou streets  Aljazeera.com

Uneasy standoff with soldiers in Benin, opposition call for international mediation after last week's election.



As Benin Gears Up for Legislative Elections, the Opposition Is Left Out - World Politics ReviewAs Benin Gears Up for Legislative Elections, the Opposition Is Left Out  World Politics Review

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 ...



Benin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat - Aljazeera.comBenin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat  Aljazeera.com

For more than 250 years, people have been living on the water in what's thought to be Africa's largest lake community.



Army opens fire in clashes with protesters in Benin: witnesses
- Gulf News
Army opens fire in clashes with protesters in Benin: witnesses
  Gulf News

Benin: Benin police killed two protesters Saturday while trying to break up a demonstration by people who have erected barricades and blockaded the national ...



Benin's One-Sided Election Sparks Fears of Democratic Decline - World Politics ReviewBenin's One-Sided Election Sparks Fears of Democratic Decline  World Politics Review

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 ...



Benin leaps into 21st century with new national map - Malay MailBenin leaps into 21st century with new national map  Malay Mail

COTONOU (Benin), June 28 — The last time that cartographers mapped Benin, Elvis Presley had just released Jailhouse Rock, the Soviets had launched ...



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 ...



How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland - BBC NewsHow a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland  BBC News

How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.



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 – 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 elections: Opposition excluded, urges protests - Aljazeera.comBenin elections: Opposition excluded, urges protests  Aljazeera.com

Why this year's election in Benin has taken an interesting turn as voters prepare to head to the polls on Sunday.



Benin Internet Shutdown Repeats Pattern of Government Censorship Across Africa - Voice of AmericaBenin Internet Shutdown Repeats Pattern of Government Censorship Across Africa  Voice of America

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



Henry Oroh appointed Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc - GhanaWebHenry Oroh appointed Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc  GhanaWeb

The Managing Director of Zenith Bank Ghana Limited, Henry Oroh, has been appointed the Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc. His appointment has duly ...



AFCON 2019: Squirrels of Benin upbeat about future - Africanews EnglishAFCON 2019: Squirrels of Benin upbeat about future  Africanews English

But despite the frustration of not going beyond the quarter-finals, they returned home with a sense of accomplishment.



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 ...



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 offers voodoo prayers for Cup of Nations success - Sport24Benin offers voodoo prayers for Cup of Nations success  Sport24

The people of Benin are praying for the country's football team to make further historic progress at the Africa Cup of Nations.



Benin’s Agriculture Has a Good Season, But it Wasn’t Easy - Inter Press ServiceBenin’s Agriculture Has a Good Season, But it Wasn’t Easy  Inter Press Service

COTONOU, Benin, Apr 30 2019 (IPS) - Théophile Houssou, a maize farmer from Cotonou, has spent sleepless nights lying awake worrying about the various ...



ICYMI: Edo herbalist who raped, impregnated daughter: He told me nothing wrong with his act — Monarch - The PunchICYMI: Edo herbalist who raped, impregnated daughter: He told me nothing wrong with his act — Monarch  The Punch

SOLA SHITTU. Tears welled up in the eyes of Margaret Ekun, a mother of six as she narrated her ordeal in the hands of Jacob Alonge, her ex-husband, who is ...



Debut bond from Benin will test demand for frontier markets - Financial TimesDebut bond from Benin will test demand for frontier markets  Financial Times

Benin is limbering up for its debut bond issue, testing demand for more esoteric but high-yielding bets on the outer fringes of emerging markets. Finance minister ...



Nigeria - Benin: blame game over smuggling - Africanews EnglishNigeria - Benin: blame game over smuggling  Africanews English

Nigeria and Benin have divergent views on how to combat the smuggling phenomenon that affects both countries and hinders border trade.



Football: Benin, Guinea Bissau complete hat-trick of goalless draws - The Star OnlineFootball: Benin, Guinea Bissau complete hat-trick of goalless draws  The Star Online

(Reuters) - Benin and Guinea Bissau completed a hat-trick of goalless draws at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday with a stalemate that left both teams ...



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.



Africa Cup of Nations: Benin look for historic win as they face Senegal in quarter-finals - FRANCE 24Africa Cup of Nations: Benin look for historic win as they face Senegal in quarter-finals  FRANCE 24

Title-favourites Senegal are taking on Benin in this Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nation's quarter-finals. Simon Harding and Cedric Ferreira have been following ...



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’s Steve Mounié: ‘We are the squirrels – and squirrels are strong’ - The GuardianBenin’s Steve Mounié: ‘We are the squirrels – and squirrels are strong’  The Guardian

The Huddersfield striker discusses the 'big failure' of last season, Benin's chances at the AFCON and why he is pleased their nickname did not change.



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.



Benin Management CORP Sells 1,790 Shares of Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) - Riverton RollBenin Management CORP Sells 1,790 Shares of Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)  Riverton Roll

Benin Management CORP decreased its holdings in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 9.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the ...



State Visit of the President of India to Benin, The Gambia and Guinea (July 28 -3 August 2019) - Africanews EnglishState Visit of the President of India to Benin, The Gambia and Guinea (July 28 -3 August 2019)  Africanews English

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will pay a State Visit to Benin, The Gambia and Guinea from 28 July to 3 August, 2019. This visit is the first ever visit of ...



Benin reclaims colonial-era artifacts from France - Aljazeera.comBenin reclaims colonial-era artifacts from France  Aljazeera.com

Benin is asking France to return thousands of artifacts looted from the country during the colonial wars.



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 ...