Benin


Dutch suspend development aid to Benin

2015-05-06 19:37

The Dutch government has suspended all development aid to Benin after alleging some $4.5m earmarked for water projects disappeared from the west African country’s coffers.

Benin votes in key test for President Boni Yayi

2015-04-26 13:17

Benin head to the polls in legislative elections seen as a key test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, who wants to extend his rule.

School scheme gives Benin students second chance

2015-02-19 12:09

A new school scheme in Benin is giving 18 students the chance to finish their education in an accelerated learning programme aimed at children outside the education system.

Benin passes new media regulation law

2015-01-23 12:49

Lawmakers in Benin have approved a new law for the media in a first for the tiny west African nation after recent concern about freedom of expression.

Big rally in Benin capital for elections

2014-10-29 21:16

30 000 have rallied in Benin's capital in a demonstration organised by the opposition calling for elections.

Organic farm in Benin, an example for Africa

2014-06-24 10:05

An organic farm in Porto-Novo is determined to be a beacon for other countries in Africa. The owners want to help Africans increase yields through simple techniques, without using pesticides or fertilisers

Nigeria, neighbours to join forces over kidnapping

2014-05-17 18:35

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with leaders of neighbouring states in Paris for talks aimed at forging a strategy against Boko Haram holding more than 200 schoolgirls.

France to host summit on Boko Haram

2014-05-12 10:25

France has offered to host a summit with Nigeria and its neighbours focused on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Francois Hollande says.

Benin's Yayi facing growing opposition

2013-08-15 20:40

Benin's president Yayi is facing growing opposition and has fired entire cabinet in the latest sign of unrest.

Benin says willing to give Bozize asylum

2013-04-04 15:28

Benin is willing to grant asylum to ousted president Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic, Foreign Minister Nassirou Bako-Arifari says.

 

Benin leader's party leads, partial vote results show

2015-05-02 13:08

The party of President Thomas Boni Yayi has Benin's parliamentary elections with 32 seats out of 83 but failed to secure an absolute majority, according to the first partial results.

Benin demands answers after embassy gets torched in Gabon

2015-04-14 14:01

Benin has demanded an 'official explanation' of the torching of its embassy in Gabon during unrest that broke out after the announcement that a senior Gabonese opposition leader had died.

AU may mandate regional force against Boko Haram

2015-01-28 08:32

The AU might grant a mandate as early as this week for a regional military force to combat Islamist Boko Haram militants, a diplomat says.

Lassa fever kills 9 in Benin, no Ebola found

2014-11-26 13:16

The health ministry in Benin says nine people have died from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola.

Benin detains 10 in child trafficking probe

2014-07-23 11:20

Benin has detained 10 people on suspicions of child-trafficking just weeks after a group in neighbouring Niger was held for links to a “baby factory” ring, police sources say.

African, western countries create intelligence unit

2014-06-12 09:07

An external intelligence response unit has been created by five African and three Western countries as a result of a summit on terrorism held in May, an official says.

Benin leader pardons 'poison plot' suspects

2014-05-15 13:44

Benin’s president Thomas Boni Yayi has pardoned a prominent businessman and his alleged accomplices who were accused of conspiring to poison him and preparing a coup.

Ex-CAR president heads to exile in Benin

2014-01-11 18:12

Central African Republic's former president Michel Djotodia has travelled to Benin where he will go into exile.

SA, Benin form chamber of commerce

2013-06-20 09:01

A South Africa-Benin Chamber of Commerce has been established, according to the department of trade and industry.

Ousted CAR leader 'says Chad aided rebels'

2013-04-03 07:48

The Central African Republic's recently toppled president Francois Bozize has accused neighbouring Chad of helping the Seleka rebel coalition that ousted him, according to a report.

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