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Friday, 05-15-15, 11:08Benin President Lauds Jonathan's Handling of Elections[This Day] Abuja -President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, Thursday lauded President Goodluck Jonathan for the way he handled the general election adjudged globally as peaceful. read more...
Tuesday, 05-12-15, 7:17Weaver Ants Lift Cashew Nut Yields in Benin Trial[SciDev.Net] Patrols of ants on cashew nut trees can roughly double the yield of the crop, according to researchers in Benin. read more...
Monday, 05-11-15, 11:20Benin Becomes the First Ohada Member State to Implement a Simplified Legal Regime Promoting the Formalization of Small Enterprises[World Bank] Cotonou -Free registration is available for micro and small enterprises to benefit from a variety of incentives to create employment and reduce poverty read more...
Monday, 05-11-15, 11:12Hollande Inaugurates World's Largest Slavery Memorial in French West Indies[RFI] France's President François Hollande was to inaugurate the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday. US black rights activist Angela Davis was to be awarded the freedom of the former slave port of Nantes during France's day to commemorate the slave trade and its abolition. read more...
Tuesday, 05-05-15, 7:18Midwives Could Help Avert Millions of Maternal and Newborn Deaths[UNFPA] Cotonou -"I have seen more and more women with child-delivery problems suffer needlessly," said midwife Florence Djihoun, 48, at her UNFPA-supported clinic in Cotonou, Benin. read more...
Monday, 04-27-15, 9:07Board Approves Return of AfricaRice Headquarters to Côte d'Ivoire[PR Newswire] Cotonou, Benin -COTONOU, Benin, 21 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The AfricaRice Board of Trustees has directed the new Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley and his Management team to initiate the first steps of a multi-phase return of its Headquarters to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. September 2015 was set as the target date to have most Headquarters functions transferred to the new location. read more...
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...

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