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Nigeria-Benin border closed due to smuggling

The Nigerian-Benin border has been closed partially as both countries work at stopping the ongoing smuggling activities at the border. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that the partial closure of the border should hopefully stop “massive smuggling activities”. Rice is one of the commodities mostly smuggled on a massive scale into Nigeria through Benin. Buhari and his Beninois counterpart Patrice Talon have met to discuss the issue in Japan on Wednesday. Both leaders are attending the 7th Tokyo International Conference for African Development in Yokohama. The Nigerian leader said the…

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West Africa 

APR Energy Wins 50MW Power Generation Project in Benin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announced yesterday that it has signed a contract for a 12-month project by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Mines in Benin to provide 50MW of power generation using its fuel-flexible aeroderivative turbines. The turbines will be fuelled by natural gas, with the ability to seamlessly switch to diesel based on cost and availability. The project is expected to come online in December. “We are honored to assist Benin in its effort to become self-reliant when it comes…

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African Expectations by Mafoya Dossoumon

Book Review

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW

If you are looking for fresh new ideas from an emerging energetic leader look no further than African Expectations by Mafoya Dossoumon.

Mr. Dossoumon describes his book, “African Expectations” as a collection of essays about how political, economic, and socio-cultural issues hinder Africa’s development and how the most important factor for this failure is the lack of good leadership. The book offers tentative solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our times based on the author’s worldview and life experiences.


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