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Mama mia! Benin shock Nigeria in CHAN

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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
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Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup

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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.
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Tags: Tennis |  Lawn Tennis |  Tournaments |  Davis Cup | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Benin |  E. Africa | 

Les réformes économiques du président Talon suscitent critiques et inquiétudes au Bénin

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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
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President Kenyatta seeks to expand Kenya’s exports to Benin, Africa – Kass Media Group

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President Kenyatta seeks to expand Kenya’s exports to Benin, Africa – Kass Media Group

- NAIROBI, 9 May 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today reached out to Benin in his latest quest to expand the export market for Kenya’s products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce. The President pitched for the new market for Kenyan exports when he held talks with President Patrice Talon of Benin that focused on deepening economic ties between Kenya and the West African nation
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Kenya moves to foster trade ties with Benin

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Kenya moves to foster trade ties with Benin

- Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta receives President Patrice Talon of Benin as the two led their delegations in talks at State House, Nairobi, yesterday. Photo/PSCU. PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday reached out to Benin in his latest quest to expand the export market for Kenya’s products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce. The President pitched for the new market for Kenyan exports when he held talks with President Patrice Talon of Benin that focused on deepening economic ties between Kenya and the West African nation
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Benin hit by neighbouring Nigeria's car import ban

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Benin hit by neighbouring Nigeria's car import ban

- Surveying his sprawling car dealership on the fringes of Benin's commercial hub Cotonou, Kassem Hijazi alternates between chainsmoking Marlboro cigarettes and puffing on a hookah. He and his colleagues don't have much else to do. There hasn't been a single customer since December, when neighbouring Nigeria banned car imports by land as part of a wave of protectionist policies that are strangling Benin's economy. "We spend our days smoking, it's
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Places: Benin |  Nigeria |  Uganda | 

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

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

- Les 14 détenus concernés ont été informés par les autorités carcérales qu’ils ne seront pas exécutés, mais sont toujours incarcérés dans des conditions mauvaises, à l’écart des autres détenus de la prison d’Akrpo-Missérété, près de Porto-Novo, la capitale du Bénin. Ces hommes ont déjà passé près de 20 ans dans le quartier des condamnés à mort, à se demander si chaque jour sera le dernier ou non « Ces
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Tags: Judiciary |  Punishment |  Penalties |  Death Penalty | 
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Descendants of slaves on a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

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Descendants of slaves on a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

- OUIDAH (BENIN) — Every January, thousands of voodoo worshippers joined by crowds of tourists and descendants of slaves trudge down the long sand track leading to the beach at Ouidah in Benin. The cars, motorbikes and women in wrap skirts with tribal scars on their cheeks head to the Gate of No Return monument overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean beach. Erected in 1992 in memory of those
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  • Les réformes économiques du président Talon suscitent critiques et inquiétudes au Bénin
    Les réformes économiques du président Talon suscitent critiques et inquiétudes au Bénin

    , guinee7.com

    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
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Politics & Government

  • Kenya moves to foster trade ties with Benin
    Kenya moves to foster trade ties with Benin

    , thepeople.co.ke

    Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta receives President Patrice Talon of Benin as the two led their delegations in talks at State House, Nairobi, yesterday. Photo/PSCU. PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday reached out to Benin in his latest quest to expand the export market for Kenya’s products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce. The President pitched for the new market for Kenyan exports when he held talks with President Patrice Talon of Benin that focused on deepening economic ties between Kenya and the West African nation
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Sports

  • Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup
    Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    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.
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    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Tennis |  Lawn Tennis |  Tournaments |  Davis Cup | 
    Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Benin |  E. Africa | 

Business

  • President Kenyatta seeks to expand Kenya’s exports to Benin, Africa – Kass Media Group
    President Kenyatta seeks to expand Kenya’s exports to Benin, Africa – Kass Media Group

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    NAIROBI, 9 May 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today reached out to Benin in his latest quest to expand the export market for Kenya’s products, including coffee, tea and fresh produce. The President pitched for the new market for Kenyan exports when he held talks with President Patrice Talon of Benin that focused on deepening economic ties between Kenya and the West African nation
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  • Several Killed As Speeding Bus Hits Train In Benin
    Several Killed As Speeding Bus Hits Train In Benin

    , ndtv.com

    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
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