Benin News


Monday, 08-03-15, 14:33Buratai Hands Over Mnjtf Command to Abbah[This Day] The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj-Gen. Yusuf Buratai has formally handed over the Command of the Multi National Joint Task Force formed by the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists, to another Infantry Corps Officer, Maj-Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah. Burutai carried out the former handing over ceremony Frirday at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, where he charged Abbah to ensure smooth take-off and effective coordination of the force. read more...
Monday, 08-03-15, 9:56Benin's National Day[State Department] Washington, DC -On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Benin as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence on August 1. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 9:29Buhari Visits Benin Tomorrow[Daily Trust] Cotonou -President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Cotonou, Benin Republic, tomorrow to attend the country's 55th independence anniversary. read more...
Wednesday, 07-08-15, 20:25Acting Assistant Secretary Bond Travel to Benin, Gabon, and Guinea[State Department] Washington, DC -Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond will visit Benin, Gabon, and Guinea, July 7-11. read more...
Monday, 07-06-15, 11:57Benin Connects 3rd Landing Station (ACE) but Continued Benin Telecoms Monopoly Holds Back Growth[Balancing Act] London -This week saw the ACE cable connect one of its second phase cable landing stations in Cotonou, the capital of Benin. Like many francophone African countries, Benin has a monopoly telecoms provider that is holding back the growth of the market. Russell Southwood looks at what ought to change. read more...
Friday, 07-03-15, 10:47Orange Announces the Connection of Benin and the Canary Islands to the Ace Submarine Cable[CIO] Orange, together with the other members of the ACE consortium, have announced the launch of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) cable in Cotonou, Benin and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. read more...
Thursday, 07-02-15, 12:59Hollande Praises France-Friendly Benin On Whistle-Stop Africa Tour[RFI] French President Fran├žois Hollande arrived in Benin at half-past midnight on Wednesday to start a whistle-stop tour that will also take him to Angola and Cameroon. In a message to other African leaders, notably Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza, he praised Benin's President Thomas Boni Yaya for hs recent announcement that he would not be seeking a third term in office. read more...
Tuesday, 06-23-15, 2:12Porto Novo - a City Taking Action Against Climate Change[The Conversation Africa] Porto Novo in Benin, Rouen in France and Da Nang in Vietnam are taking steps to mitigate the harsh effects of climate change, which will hit them hard if they don't. read more...
Wednesday, 06-03-15, 11:52Additional Funds to Improve Watershed Infrastructure and Prepare Crisis Management Plans[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a new US$40 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit for Benin to improve its infrastructure and minimize the negative impacts of the 2010 floods as well as increase the level of preparedness for any future flooding. read more...
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...


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