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Benin unveils giant Amazon statue of a warrior woman

– – Benin’s President Patrice Talon has unveiled three monuments in the capital Cotonou to remind citizens to celebrate their historical heroes. The monuments include the garden of Mathieu, the statue of King Bio Guera and that of the Amazon. Mathieu’s gardens is in honor of former President Mathieu Kérékou. The gardens are part of the project embellish the city… Read More
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Nigerian Yoruba separatist leader arrested in Benin

– – Nigeria’s Yoruba separatist leader Sunday Adeyemo has been arrested in Benin, after he was declared wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms. Mr Igboho was arrested by security forces at an airport in Benin’s capital, Cotonou. He was reportedly heading for Germany when he was arrested for repatriation. Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) announced that it was pursuing Mr Igboho after… Read More
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Benin’s President Talon wins re-election to serve 5 more years

– – Benin’s President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with 86% of the votes, provisional results released by the national electoral commission shows. His closest rival, Allasane Soumanou secured about 11.3% while Corentin Kohou came in third with 2.3%, with a voter turnout of 50%. The final results would have to be announced by the Beninese Constitutional Court. The election… Read More
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Benin President Talon seeks five more years in Sunday’s election

– – Benin’s President Patrice Talon had previously vowed to serve only one term in office but he now seeks a second term of five more years in Sunday’s election. He is the favourite to win the race to rule the West African nation considered by many to be one of the continent’s model democracies. Talon in 2017 a year… Read More
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Benin Republic wants to join Nigeria as its 37th state

– – Benin reportedly is expressing interest to join Nigeria and become its 37th state, according to Nigerian officials. The Beninoise president, Patrice Talon is said to have made the offer during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari weeks ago. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama made the revelation to the Nigerian media after holding a meeting with Beninoise… Read More
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Benin Republic walks back on desire to be Nigeria’s 37th state

– – Benin Republic has officially reacted to news that it wants to join Nigeria and become its 37th state. Spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye, said Saturday that Benin has never aspired to be part of any country. The Beninoise president, Patrice Talon was said to have made the offer during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari… Read More
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Nigeria reopens borders with neighbours for trade

– – Nigeria has reopened its land borders with neighbouring countries after closure for months. The country’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the immediate reopening of four of Nigeria’s land borders. The four affected borders are Seme border in South- West, Ilela border in the North- West, Mfun border in the South-South and Maigatari border in the North-West. The… Read More
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Benin as a Paradigm for Improving Country Risk

Specialist risk intelligence firm EXX Africa publishes a new report that assesses that the West African country of Benin has set one of the most admirable examples on how to successfully mitigate country risk for foreign investment LONDON, United Kingdom, December 17, 2019/ — EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) publishes a special report on Benin as a paradigm for improving country risk… Read More
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Benin sacks EU ambassador over ‘interference’

Benin has ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country over alleged political interference. A statement from the office of the President of Benin described Ambassador Oliver Nette as harmful. It however indicated that the West African country has nothing against the EU. A government source has also told the AFP that the ambassador is inciting the nationals against the government.… Read More
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Benin probes abduction of 9 persons by pirates

Benin officials have launched a probe into the abduction of nine people from a Norwegian-flagged boat off its coast. The port of Cotonou has confirmed the said abduction carried out by some pirates. The pirates reportedly boarded the vessel, owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland, while it was at anchor over the weekend off the coast. The Norwegian Shipowners’… Read More