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News Benin: Benin Leader Says Vote Marked Reform of Failed Multiparty System

News source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-20/benin-leader-says-vote-marked-reform-of-failed-multiparty-system
Publicated on: onday 20 May 2019

Benin’s elections, in which opposition parties were banned from taking part, were “the culmination of a major reform of a partisan system,” which would pave the way for necessary constitutional ...

News Benin: Benin lake community: Fishermen struggle to stay afloat

News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/benin-lake-community-fishermen-struggling-stay-afloat-190518125327633.html
Publicated on: Saturday 18 May 2019

For more than 250 years, people have been living on the water in what's thought to be Africa's largest lake community. Homes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes - including some on stilts, perched ...

News Benin: Benin swears in new parliament after contested vote

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/benin-swears-in-new-parliament-after-contested-vote/2019/05/16/01ace444-77f3-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html
Publicated on: hursday 16 May 2019

COTONOU, Benin — The West African nation of Benin has inaugurated its new parliament following elections in which opposition parties were banned from taking part. The domination of the two parties ...

News Benin: Black Travel Vibes: Fall In Love With The Serene Beauty of Benin

News source: https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/travel/black-travel-vibes-fall-in-love-with-the-serene-beauty-of-benin/
Publicated on: hursday 16 May 2019

Benin is not a country that tends to make it onto many traveler’s wish- list. A troubled history and poor portrayals in the media haven’t helped shine the most positive light on this relatively ...

News Benin: I didn’t authorise Benin kingdom chief priest’s arrest —Edo CP

News source: https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/i-didn-e2-80-99t-authorise-benin-kingdom-chief-priest-e2-80-99s-arrest-e2-80-94edo-cp/ar-AABrWDF
Publicated on: Wednesday 15 May 2019

The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed DanMallam has said that the command never authorised the arrest of the Chief Priest of Okhuaihe Shrine, Osarodion Usuanlele, the Ohen Nu Koni Evbuekoi of ...

News Benin: Nigeria: Govt Upgrades Benin Airport for Night Operations

News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905210831.html
Publicated on: uesday 21 May 2019

The Federal Government has upgraded facilities at the Benin Airport to accommodate flights at night and during low visibility. The upgrade was especially made possible by the installation of ...

News Benin: Explainer 164: What happened to democracy in Benin?

News source: https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-foreign-desk/explainer-164/
Publicated on: Wednesday 15 May 2019

The tiny west African country has been, in recent memory at least, a bastion of democracy. But just before this month’s elections, a new law effectively stopped all political parties but two – both ...

News Benin: Benin ex-hostages arrive in Paris with presidential greeting

News source: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/world/benin-ex-hostages-arrive-in-paris-with-presidential-greeting/article_50c37b6a-743b-5055-a09c-70df002ceaa6.html
Publicated on: Sunday 19 May 2019

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron greeted three ex-hostages as they arrived on French soil Saturday, one day after a pre-dawn military operation freed them in Burkina Faso but cost the ...

News Benin: IGP queries top hierarchy of Edo command over arrest, detention of Benin chief priest

News source: https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/igp-queries-top-hierarchy-of-edo-command-over-arrest-detention-of-benin-chief-priest/ar-AABvrus
Publicated on: Friday 17 May 2019

- Edo state commissioner of police, DanMallam Abubakar, has spoken about the arrest of Benin kingdom chief priest - The policemen who carried out the arrest of the chief priest were said to have done ...

News Benin: Benin to increase pineapple production from 400,000 to 600,000 tonnes by 2021

News source: https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9105161/benin-to-increase-pineapple-production-from-400-000-to-600-000-tonnes-by-2021/
Publicated on: onday 20 May 2019

The Government of Benin has undertaken major reforms to boost the agricultural sector by increasing production in order to make agriculture an important lever for economic growth and job creation. The ...

News Benin: Nigeria: Benin Airport to Begin Night Flights

News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905200455.html
Publicated on: Sunday 19 May 2019

The federal government has upgraded the Benin Airport to perform night flights and flights during low visibility with the installation of Precision Approach Lighting System and Instrument Landing ...

News Benin: Why did many voters boycott Benin’s April 28 elections?

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/10/why-did-many-voters-boycott-benins-april-elections/
Publicated on: hursday 09 May 2019

In the weeks before Benin’s April 28 election, police used tear gas to disperse demonstrations led by former presidents Nicephore Soglo and Thomas Boni Yayi, who called for a boycott of the opposition ...