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Thursday, 04-16-15, 14:36Does Limiting a President's Term Help a Nation?[OSIWA] Over the past ten years or more, heads of states across many of Africa's new democracies have attempted to modify their country's constitutions to prolong their mandates. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 12:55Mission Launches Benin's AWEP Chapter[U.S. Embassy Cotonou] On April 10, Ambassador Michael Raynor presided over the official launch of Benin's African Women Entrepreneurship Program(AWEP) chapter. AWEP was initially created as part of the International Visitor's Leadership Program in 2010 by then Secretary of State Clinton as part of President Obama's Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington, and it has since flourished to become a powerful network of women entrepreneurs from across the African continent. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 12:40Riots Break Out in Benin After Opposition Leader Dies[Al Jazeera] Riots broke out in the capital of the Central African nation of Gabon, with opposition supporters rampaging through the streets setting buildings and vehicles on fire, following the death of a senior opposition leader. read more...
Friday, 04-10-15, 12:58Benin Becomes Fourth Ecowas State to Deploy 4G LTE Technology[CIO] Benin Telecoms has officially commenced its 4G rollout. The reveal was made at an event attended by president Yayi Boni and by the country's main newspaper, Matin Libre. read more...
Friday, 03-20-15, 6:30Ambassador Raynor Launches YALI Club in Bohicon[U.S. Embassy Cotonou] On March 17th Ambassador Raynor attended the launch of 2014 YALI Washington Mandela Fellow Nicase Degvano's YALI Club in Bohicon. read more...
Wednesday, 03-18-15, 11:02Efforts for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity Get a Push[World Bank] World Bank approves $20 million to help Benin remove barriers to investment and minimize distortionary policies for structural transformation and a boost in growth read more...
Tuesday, 03-03-15, 16:31Security Forces 'Biggest Threat' to Free Speech in West Africa - MFWA[LINA]State security forces, mainly police, military and security intelligence officers, are the leading violators of the right to freedom of expression in West Africa, a sub-regional report says. read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 17:10The Invasion of Benin Kingdom[Fahamu]British colonial soldiers committed genocide in the Kingdom of Benin in 1897. They then looted some 4,000 pieces of art which have never been returned. A Nigerian film recreates the invasion, exposing the bestial brutality of Empire. read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 13:37China Gives Benin U.S.$69 Million Loan[Focac]Cotonou -China has given Benin a preferential loan of 40 billion CFA Francs (over 69 million U.S. dollars) to fund telecommunication infrastructure projects, diplomatic sources said Monday in Cotonou. read more...
Wednesday, 02-25-15, 9:41Ceremony to Mark Chinese New Year Held in Benin[Focac]Cotonou -The Chinese community living in Benin as well as Beninese nationals from various social groups met in the city of Cotonou on Saturday night to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in Benin. read more...

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