Benin News


Tuesday, 11-25-14, 9:34Nigeria, Neighbours Need More Co-Operation to Defeat Terrorism - Jonathan[Leadership]President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in N'Djamena, the Chadian Capital, reiterated the need for Nigeria and its neighbours to intensify joint actions and cooperation to defeat terrorism and insurgency. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 9:26Five Lake Chad Region Nations Meet Over Boko Haram[Guardian]Abuja -THE fourth meeting of military and security chiefs from the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Benin Republic began in Nigeria capital's Abuja with Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Lt Gen Aliyu Gusau Mohammed urging member nation to forge closer collaboration towards curbing the violence of the Boko Haram insurgents. read more...
Friday, 11-07-14, 19:44I Dropped Comedy for the University[This Day]Following a grand breaking entertainment show, Comedy Invasion, which he organised recently, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agabzy Entertainment. Victor Apeji, a 21-yer old stand-up comedian also known as MC Agabzy, has become one of the most popular students in the University of Benin. He spoke with Solomon Elusoji about his new found fame, the journey so far, his dreams and aspirations read more...
Monday, 11-03-14, 12:50Hip Hop Celebrity Akon Partners with Mission Cotonou[U.S. Embassy Cotonou]On October 29 Mission Cotonou welcomed internationally acclaimed hip hop artist Akon to discuss partnerships on gender equality, entrepreneurship, and clean energy in Benin. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 14:12Region to Tighten Noose on Boko Haram[Cameroon Tribune]They ended a workshop in Yaounde over the weekend on defining a common strategy for combatting the militants. read more...
Monday, 10-13-14, 8:17Regional Ministers Meet on Boko Haram Action[Premium Times]The foreign ministers of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Niger will meet in Abuja on Monday to agree on appropriate legal framework for cross border military operations against Boko Haram insurgency in the region. read more...
Friday, 10-03-14, 13:21Africare Receives Benin Presidential Medal of Honor for Malaria Prevention Work[Africare]Children across the West African nation of Benin sleep safer at night and live healthier because a modest pilot program to decrease malaria-related deaths directed by Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, delivered such outstanding results it was rapidly expanded to span the entire country. read more...
Wednesday, 09-24-14, 13:46A Pivotal Moment for Women and Girls[State Department]This blog post by Catherine Russell and Anne C. Richard appeared on the State Department website on September 22. Russell serves as U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues, and Richard serves as the assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. read more...
Saturday, 09-20-14, 5:26Another Church Collapses in Benin[This Day]Survivor recounts 28 hours under the rubble ordeal Chiemelie Ezeobi and Adibe Emenyonu Two days after the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other emergency workers wound up rescue operation at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), the figure of deaths yesterday jumped to 86. read more...
Wednesday, 09-17-14, 7:32Benin Bans Fake Checks - Carriers, Military Bicker[Vanguard]THE bickering between carriers and defence forces on Benin Republic roads, seems to be going in favour of the carriers. The head of state, Boni Yayi, last Saturday held a work session with the factions. read more...


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