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Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria

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Mama mia! Benin shock Nigeria in CHAN

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Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup

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Kenya moves to foster trade ties with Benin

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Bénin. Les condamnés à mort sont cruellement maintenus dans l’incertitude

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Descendants of slaves on a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

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NBA threatens to withdraw services from kidnappers, armed robbers
Benin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has threatened not to represent kidnappers and armed robbery suspects in the state if Edo ace musician, Osayomore Joseph and the Executive Director of Ogba Zoo and Nature Parks, Mr. Andy Ehanire were not released immediately. In a communique signed by its chairman, Barr. Ede Asenoguan and Secretary, Osazuwa Omonuwa and made available to newsmen, the NBA condemned the spate of insecurity in the state   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Robberies |  Kidnapping |  Armed robbery |  Robbers | 
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Workers Shut Down Delta Line, Asaba-Benin-Onitsha Expressway Over Sackings, Non-Payment Of Salaries
In August, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa sold the state-owned Delta Line to God Is Good Motors Limited for N161 million after rejecting the N2 billion offer by the Nigeria Labour Congress Delta State chapter, thereby dismissing 730 workers without compensation.   Read More ...
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Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes
Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion -- voodoo. Jean Renel Senatus, Jean-Marie Junior Salomon and Ronald Lareche came to Benin late last month on a research trip as part of Haiti's reforms of its 19th-century penal code   Read More ...
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Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes
Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion -- voodoo. Jean Renel Senatus, Jean-Marie Junior Salomon and Ronald Lareche came to Benin late last month on a research trip as part of Haiti's reforms of its 19th-century penal code   Read More ...
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Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes
COTONOU: Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of km and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion – voodoo. Jean Renel Senatus, Jean-Marie Junior Salomon and Ronald Lareche came to Benin late last month on a research trip as part of Haiti's reforms of its 19th-century penal code   Read More ...
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Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes
Cotonou (AFP) - Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion -- voodoo. Jean Renel Senatus, Jean-Marie Junior Salomon and Ronald Lareche came to Benin late last month on a research trip as part of Haiti's reforms of its 19th-century penal code   Read More ...
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Contractors handling Benin-Auchi-Abuja road to get arrest warrant – Edo Assembly
Edo State House of Assembly has threatened to issue arrest warrant on the contractors handling the dualisation of the Benin-Auchi-Abuja express road if they failed to appear before it next week Monday. The contractors handling the Road dualisation are Dantata and Saowe, Reynold Construction Company, RCC, and Mother Cat. Speaker Kabiru Adjoto gave the threat when the state Controller of Works, Mr Oke Oweh, appeared before the lawmakers to explain progress work on the road   Read More ...
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Obaseki unveils plans to decongest Benin City
Commissions new official residence of Chief Judge. The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Friday commissioned the new official residence of the Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, in Benin City. Speaking at the event, Obaseki said the edifice is an expression of his administration’s resolve to establish a strong and virile judiciary that will perform its constitutional role effectively   Read More ...
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Benin Arts, cultural heritage best in Africa – USA
The U. S. Consul General, Mr John Bray has said that the Benin arts and cultural heritage remains the best in Africa. Bray said this on Friday when the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Williams Stuart led a team to the palace of Oba Ewuare II in Benin. He told the monarch that they were in his palace to inform him of the Solomon Alonge exhibition of African arts by Smithsonian National Museum in Benin   Read More ...
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EFCC Arrests Four Suspected Fraudsters
The Benin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested four persons - Michael Agun, Osaikuiomwan Monday, Vincent Odia and Chibuike Ogbonna - accused of obtaining money by false pretense. by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)   Read More ...
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La Guinée officiellement reconnue comme pays producteur du cajou dans le monde
La Guinée, à travers le ministère du Commerce, est désormais reconnue comme pays producteur du cajou par l’alliance Africaine du cajou (ACA). Les deux parties ont signé un protocole d’accord en marge de la 11ème conférence annuelle de cette alliance tenue du 18 au 21 septembre 2017 à Cotonou au Bénin, selon cellule de communication du ministère du Commerce. Près de mille participants venus des quatre coins du monde ont pris part à cette rencontre   Read More ...
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Benin Crown Prince unveiled
Crown Prince of Bénin Kingdom has been unveiled. He is Prince Ezelekhae Ewuare. He was unveiled at a ceremony at the Oba of Benin palace where immediate past Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was honoured by the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II. It is the first time Prince Ewuare wouldRead More.   Read More ...
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Benin, Togo electricity debts unsettle Nigeria
FG opts for power purchase agreement. The Federal Government of Nigeria Friday raised concerns over continuous electricity supply to the Republic of Benin and Togo in the face of outstanding bills while Nigerians need the same power. Speaking during the opening meeting of the route and environmental and social impact assessment study on the Nigeria-Benin 330 KV reinforcement project, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Power) Dr   Read More ...
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Benin DisCo to improve supply in Edo comunity
Residents of Usen community in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State will soon begin to enjoy improved power supply as the Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) will soon add 7.5MVA to the existing 7.5MVA transformer installed, Edo State BEDC Chief State Head Fidelis Obishai has said. He spoke at the third quarter information sharing/customer forum of BEDC held across select communities in Ologbo, Ulemo and Usen areas of Edo State   Read More ...
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Demolished shopping complex: Traders threaten to drag Benin chief to EFCC
When Chief Osamede Adun, the Aiyobahan of Benin kingdom, began construction of a shopping complex comprising 218 stores on Mission Road in Benin City, there was mad rush by traders to occupy the shops. Before the complex was completed, many traders had paid for more than three shops. The reason for the rush was because Mission Road where the shopping complex was located is a commercial area   Read More ...
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Benin seeks partnership with Nigeria on sports
The Republic of Benin on Thursday in Abuja expressed its willingness to have a strong partnership with Nigeria in the area of youth and sports development. Ambassador Paulette Yekpe, the country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, said this was now necessary because the country was now laying a lot of emphasis on developing the youth and sports sector. Yekpe, during a courtesy call on Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said Republic of Benin has discovered that the youth and sports sub-sectors were inseparable   Read More ...
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Falconets will put up a good performance in Benin, says Folode
Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Folode, has expressed optimism that the Nigeria Falconets would put up a good performance against their Tanzania opponent in the U-20 World Cup qualifier. The match is slated for Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. Aisha who spoke to reporters while observing a training session of the Falconets said: ” The only way to reward Edo people was for the girls to put up a sterling performance against their opponents   Read More ...
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Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria
Niamey - The Niger Basin Authority issued a warning on Saturday of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger. "We appeal to all residents downstream (of the Niger River)... because the water keeps rising," the NBA's Soungalo Kone said late on Saturday, speaking on Niger television. The NBA has issued its second-highest alert level of orange, warning that further flooding is highly likely following months of heavy rain in Niger and Mali   Read More ...
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Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria
Niamey, Niger | AFP |The Niger Basin Authority issued a warning Saturday of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger. "We appeal to all residents downstream (of the Niger River)... because the water keeps rising," the NBA's Soungalo Kone said late Saturday, speaking on Niger television. The NBA has issued its second-highest alert level of orange, warning that further flooding is highly likely following months of heavy rain in Niger and Mali   Read More ...
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Benin superstar building bridges between China and Africa
"You can speak Chinese!" "I can also speak Changsha dialect!" The man you see in pictures can do more than speak the Changsha dialect. He can cook Hunan dishes, make kung fu tea and even sing Huagu Opera, a Chinese opera originating in Hunan province. He is not a foreigner anymore — more like a Changsha local. He is Abohoui Luc, from Benin in western Africa   Read More ...
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Niger River authorities warn of flooding in Benin, Nigeria
NIAMEY: The Niger Basin Authority issued a warning Saturday of possible flooding in Benin and Nigeria, two countries downstream on the river, which is currently flooding in Niger. "We appeal to all residents downstream (of the Niger River) ... because the water keeps rising," the NBA's Soungalo Kone said late Saturday, speaking on Niger television. The NBA has issued its second-highest alert level of orange, warning that further flooding is highly likely following months of heavy rain in Niger and Mali   Read More ...
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Death trap called Benin-Auchi-Lokoja highway
The Executive Director of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, Revd David Ugolor, is yet to get over the harrowing experience he had the last time he travelled by road from Abuja to Benin. A journey that would have lasted four hours became a nightmare that lasted over 12 hours. Rev. Ugolor left Abuja at about 6am and got to Benin at 9pm   Read More ...
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Benin expects deeper cooperation with China to boost tourism: official
Benin is looking forward to deepening cooperation in tourism growth strategy with China, a top tourism official of Benin told Xinhua in an interview. "Benin has entered into a joint venture with a Chinese company to build all the memorial heritage property of Benin, which includes the museums of Abomey, Portonovo and the entire historic city of Ouidah," said Jose Pliya, managing director of National Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and the Development of Tourism   Read More ...
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Army begin combat proficiency competition in Benin Monday
The 2 Division of the Nigeria Army said it would begin Annual Inter Brigade Combat Proficiency competition on Monday in Benin. A statement by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Capt. Mohammed Maidawa, on Sunday in Benin, said the event was designed to improve leadership qualities of Junior Commanders. Maidawa said the competition which would be hosted by the headquarters of the 4 Brigade, Ekehuan Military Cantonement, Benin, was also meant to prepare the junior commanders for higher responsibilities   Read More ...
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CHAN Qualifier: Nigeria Beats Benin 2-1 in kano
Nigeria have booked their place in next year Africa Nations Championship after beating Benin Republic 2-0 in Kano to qualify on a 2-1 goal aggregate. Rabiu Ali put the CHAN Eagles ahead in the 22nd minutes before Kingsley Eduwo doubled the lead for The Nigerians, two minutes after the restart. However goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa ended up as the hero of the day for Nigeria, when he saved a spot kick awarded to Benin Republic following a hand ball in the box by Emmanuel Ariwachukwu   Read More ...
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Mama mia! Benin shock Nigeria in CHAN
Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Benin shocked Nigeria 1-0 Sunday in African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying to complete a rare weekend of football celebrations for the tiny west coast country. On Saturday, Beninese Steve Mounie scored twice for promoted Huddersfield Town in a 3-0 triumph at Crystal Palace that temporarily put them top of the English Premier League. Seibou Mama was the toast of Cotonou Sunday after tucking away an 89th-minute penalty for the “Squirrels” in a final round first leg   Read More ...
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Chinese farming experts opens training program in Benin
SEME-KPODJI, Benin — Chinese farming experts have started here a 10-day training program for Benin's gardeners, farmers, poultry producers and technical supervision officials. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the pilot center for Chinese farming techniques in Benin and Benin's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery are joint organizers of the training program. Wang Rui, representing the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, said on Wednesday that the training will enable participants to capture all the aspects of Chinese system to popularize farming techniques, especially maize production management, vegetable cultivation and laying hens breeding management   Read More ...
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Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup
Kenya put up a spirited fight to secure a deserved 2-1 victory over Benin in the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Group 3 Tennis Championship night at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday.   Read More ...
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Kenya edge out Benin in Davis Cup thriller
Kenya made it three wins on the trot after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Benin on Wednesday night in the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Three Tennis Championship at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo. The win consolidated Kenya's place at the top of Pool B after three wins and puts them on course to reach the semis. It was sweet revenge for the Kenyans, who lost to Benin in the same stage in last year's competition held in Madagascar   Read More ...
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Tags: Tennis |  Lawn Tennis |  Tournaments |  Davis Cup | 
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Pensioners protest non-payment of arrears, barricade road in Benin
Pensioners in Edo on Monday barricaded popular Oba Ovonramwen Square in Benin for several hours over non-payment of gratuities and pension arrears. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pensioners forced diversion of traffic which resulted in unusual traffic gridlock in adjoining roads. The pensioners, former employees of the state and local government, chanted solidarity songs and carried placards with inscriptions   Read More ...
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Leuthard lanciert in Benin neue Kooperationsstrategie
BERN/COTONOU - Bundespräsidentin Doris Leuthard hat am Donnerstag in Benin die neue Kooperationsstrategie für das westafrikanische Land lanciert. Benin ist seit 1981 ein Schwerpunktland der Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (DEZA).   Read More ...
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Benin league resumes after two-year break
Cotonou, Benin | AFP | Top-flight football resumed in tiny west African nation Benin Saturday after a two-year absence due to power struggles between officials. Among those who attended a league fixture involving Atlantic Sharks and US Seme-Krake were state president Patrice Talon and CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar. Disagreements between officials caused the suspension of the national championship in 2015 and a stop-gap league was staged last year without a formal winner   Read More ...
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Huddersfield sign Benin striker Mounie
Huddersfield Town have signed striker Steve Mounie from Montpellier for a club record fee. The 22-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee, plus add-ons. The Benin international, who scored 14 goals in 32 starts for Montpellier last season, has signed a four-year deal. "He has real physical attributes that should be perfect for the Premier League," said Huddersfield head coach David Wagner   Read More ...
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Benin, a Ponzi scheme and a long wait for answers
COTONOU: Sadiatou used to be a well-off trader of traditional cloth at the market in Benin's economic hub of Cotonou but now sells school equipment from the doorstep of her home. In 2010 she sank more than five million CFA francs (US$8,700) (RM37,357) into an investment scheme that promised a quick profit. "It's a deposit I should never have made," she told AFP   Read More ...
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Touch me and die: Deadly mysterious ‘living ghosts’ of Benin that walk around with bodyguards
In Benin, are strange robed figures, known as Egunguns that represent the souls of the dead who have returned to Earth to pass on advice to the living. The Egunguns, are known as "Living Ghosts" in the West African country and contact with them are said to have deadly consequences. The mysterious robed figures arrive in villages, pass judgements and give advice and their word is final as their advice is a direct word of the Gods   Read More ...
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A man from Benin has sown the seeds of success with organic fertilizer
by Benjamin Polle, Jeune Afrique. Gildas Zodome founded the organic fertilizer company Bio Phyto Collines in Benin. Despite being involved in a niche sector of a still burgeoning African market, Zodome has seen his company thrive across the continent. We asked an independent agricultural input expert, who wished to remain anonymous, what share of the fertilizer market was organic. “Almost none” he replied   Read More ...
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Les réformes économiques du président Talon suscitent critiques et inquiétudes au Bénin
Les réformes économiques lancées depuis un an par le président Patrice Talon suscitent de vives inquiétudes au Bénin, où ses détracteurs dénoncent des « privatisations sauvages » dans des secteurs clés comme le port de Cotonou et la filière coton. Elu en mars 2016, l’ancien homme d’affaires de 59 ans longtemps surnommé « le roi du coton » a promis de relancer l’économie béninoise, essentiellement basée sur l’agriculture et le commerce de transit vers les voisins comme le Niger et le Nigeria   Read More ...
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Several Killed As Speeding Bus Hits Train In Benin
COTONOU: Several people were killed when a train operated by a subsidiary of French industrial group Bollore in Benin collided with a speeding bus, authorities said on Wednesday. The Benirail train was travelling on the railway that runs from the capital Cotonou to the northern city of Parakou when it collided with the bus, which was exceeding the speed limit, early on Tuesday morning, Ramani Kassoumou, a senior official at the National Centre for Railway Security (CNSR), told Reuters   Read More ...
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Several people killed in crash on Bollore-run railway in Benin
Several people were killed in a crash of a train operated by a subsidiary of French industrial group Bollore in Benin, authorities said on Wednesday. The Benirail train was travelling in excess of the speed limit on the railway that runs from the capital Cotonou to the northern city of Parakou when it collided with a bus early on Tuesday morning, Ramani Kassoumou, a senior official at the National Centre for Railway Security (CNSR), told Reuters   Read More ...
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Several people killed in crash on Bollore-run railway in Benin
COTONOU Several people were killed in a crash of a train operated by a subsidiary of French industrial group Bollore in Benin, authorities said on Wednesday. Interior Minister Sacca Lafia said the accident caused "several deaths" but did not offer specifics. Hospital sources in the city of Save near where the accident occurred said at least four people had died and another 30 were injured   Read More ...
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