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Monday, 02-08-16, 11:20UN Agencies to Support Govt Response After Benin Confirms Cases of Lassa Fever[UN News] After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the Government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched started a response against the epidemic, the agencies announced today. read more...
Wednesday, 02-03-16, 17:31Beninoise Remanded for Possessing Guns[Ghanaian Chronicle] An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, has remanded a 41 year old Beninoise national who was apprehended at the Aflao-Lome Border for possessing twelve single barrell guns. read more...
Tuesday, 02-02-16, 9:14Benin and IFAD Work Together to Boost Food and Nutrition Security While Creating Jobs for Young People[IFAD] Rome -The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening Development Support Project (PADMAR), an initiative that will create some 3,000 new jobs, particularly for young women and men, and improve food and nutrition security in 27 municipalities of seven departments in southern Benin (Atlantic, Couffo, Littoral, Mono, Ouémé, Plateau and Zou). read more...
Sunday, 01-31-16, 17:32Appeals for Reform of Drug Policies[OSIWA] A recent news story cited Ghana's Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy marijuana farms across the country. Mr. Hukportie, who also heads the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said the effort was like "trying to kill a swarm of flies with one's bare hands". read more...
Monday, 01-18-16, 10:46UN Security Council Welcomes Positive Developments, but Concerned About Political Tensions[UN News] Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be "free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible." read more...
Tuesday, 01-12-16, 13:19What (Else) to Expect in Africa in 2016?[ISS] Africa starts the New Year with many burning issues that escalated in 2015 and need urgent action. The crisis in Burundi, where grave human rights violations are continuing, and the war in South Sudan are the two most pressing among these. read more...
Sunday, 01-10-16, 13:12Hope As African Leaders Reduce Terms[Nation] As some African leaders are going all out to increase their terms in office, it is gratifying that several are calling for reduced ones. read more...
Wednesday, 01-06-16, 6:28Forex Restrictions - Nigerians Throng Ghana, Togo, Benin to Source Dollars[Leadership] Following the various restrictions in the Nigerian foreign exchange market as well as the ban on the usage of naira denominated cards outside the country, some Nigerians have resorted to buying dollars from neighboring countries to be able to pay school fees of their wards schooling outside the country. read more...
Sunday, 12-27-15, 19:27Prime Minister Survives Helicopter Crash[Deutsche Welle] Benin Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou has survived a helicopter crash after the craft he was traveling in crash-landed. Officials say the leader of the West African country was unhurt in the incident. read more...
Friday, 12-18-15, 11:59Will Country Get Another 'International' President in 2016?[ISS] After several declarations and denials, Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou was nominated by Benin's ruling coalition, the Forces Cauris pour un Bénin Emergent (FCBE), as the only candidate to succeed President Thomas Boni Yayi when the first round of elections are held on 28 February 2016. read more...

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