Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria

2017-09-10 14:00

The Niger Basin Authority has issued a warning of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger.

Free mapping: Plotting development in Africa

2017-06-18 14:00

In Benin's economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt.

Calabar: slave trade to people trafficking in SE Nigeria

2017-05-31 17:00

They travel thousands of kilometres across west Africa to get to the southeast Nigerian city of Calabar where small boats are supposed to take them to a better life.

Benin's defence minister quits over constitutional reform

2017-03-28 08:30

Benin's defence minister has announced his resignation to protest President Patrice Talon's plans to overhaul the constitution.

'Our mosques are not big enough:' Benin's Muslims squeezed

2017-02-17 20:45

Tensions have mounted in Benin after authorities cleared illegal structures from sidewalks including temporary awnings beside mosques where large numbers of worshippers gather for Friday prayers.

WATCH: Benin leader swaps presidential jet for motorcade for trip to Togo

2016-10-18 10:58

Benin President Patrice Talon has earned social media praises after opting to travel to neighbouring Togo by road, a report says.

Benin, cradle of voodoo, democracy

2016-04-07 17:01

The small west African nation of Benin is known for cotton production and a bustling port, but also world-class music and voodoo beliefs.

Zuma congratulates Patrice Talon following Benin election

2016-03-28 19:25

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Patrice Talon on his election as president of Benin following elections in that country.

Talon wins Benin presidential race

2016-03-21 13:19

Businessman Patrice Talon has won the second round of Benin's presidential election from his adversary and incumbent Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou.

Opponents unite for Benin 2nd round vote

2016-03-14 18:01

Businessman Patrice Talon will team up with his beaten opponent Sebastien Ajavon to take on Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou in the second round of Benin's presidential election.


Benin admits president had surgery while in Paris

2017-06-19 20:35

Benin President Patrice Talon underwenttwo surgeries during a prolonged stay in Paris, one procedure due to doctors finding a lesion in his prostate, his office has said.

Speculation mounts over health of Benin's president

2017-06-07 20:58

Benin's foreign minister has worked to reassure the nation that President Patrice Talon was healthy, despite mounting speculation about the cause of his week-long stay in France.

Top Africa stories: Buhari, Mujuru, DRC

2017-03-28 20:04

Ex-vice president Joice Mujuru has blamed Zimbabweans for "allowing President Mugabe to hold them 'hostage'", and Nigeria's "ailing" president Muhammadu Buhari has reduced his working hours.

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

Benin boosts security after 'terror warning'

2016-06-15 22:29

Benin has put its security forces on alert after being warned of a "new terrorist threat", according to an internal armed forces memo.

Businessperson sworn in as Benin's president

2016-04-06 17:00

Benin's leader can serve two terms but Talon has said he will step down after five years to avoid 'complacency' and seek to limit future presidents to a single term.

Lionel Zinsou concedes defeat in Benin election

2016-03-22 09:12

Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou has conceded defeat to Patrice Talon, handing the businessman victory in Benin's presidential elections in a vote hailed as an example for democracy in action.

Benin run-off vote: PM vs cotton magnate

2016-03-20 19:45

Benin is holding a presidential run-off vote that pits the prime minister against a cotton magnate who was once accused of trying to poison the current president.

Cambridge removes African statue after protest

2016-03-10 16:58

A Cambridge University college has removed a bronze statue of an African cockerel from display following a campaign by students.

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