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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...
Monday, 02-23-15, 9:01Afrima - Angelique Kidjo Receives Awards[Leadership]Beninese multi award winning singer and songwriter, Angelique Kidjo, has said that she is especially honoured when Award Projects on the Continent recognised her with awards for music excellence. read more...
Tuesday, 02-17-15, 10:16Enyimba Will Fall in Benin Republic, Says Buffles Captain[This Day]Captain of Benin side Buffles du Borgou Abdoulaye Ouazeez has vowed his side will dump Enyimba out of the Champions League despite losing 3-0 in Aba at the weekend. read more...
Thursday, 02-12-15, 9:55Six Youths Return From Benin Training[Daily Observer]Following their completion of a thirty-day intensive training on agriculture and entrepreneurial skills development at the Songhai Centre in Benin, the six Gambian youths have finally returned to Banjul. read more...
Tuesday, 02-10-15, 9:43Angelique Kidjo Among Grammy Winners[Premium Times]The Grammys 2015 took place at Staples Centre Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8. British born singer and songwriter, Sam Smith won big, taking home four awards in four major categories. read more...
Monday, 02-09-15, 10:44Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy Win to Women of Africa[allAfrica]African singing star and activist Angélique Kidjo has won her second Grammy Award - a trophy awarded for the Best World Music Album - in a ceremony. From Benin, Kidjo received the award for the album Eve dedicated to African women. read more...
Friday, 02-06-15, 15:5330 Gambian Youth Departs for Benin[Daily Observer]30 Gambian youth who have been selected to undergo a six-month training on agriculture and entrepreneurial skills development at the Songhai Centre in Benin have departed for Benin on Thursday morning. The Government of The Gambia and UNDP funded the training. read more...

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