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Opposition protesters in Benin's biggest city Cotonou, where they chanted slogans denouncing President Patrice Talon.  By Yanick Folly (AFP)

Benin Opposition Supporters Protest Exclusion From Vote

Mar 11, 2019

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in Benin 39;s biggest city on Monday to accuse President Pat ...

Feb 14, 2019

School was out, but on an afternoon in rural Benin, 11-year-old Ambroise rushed to a tree-shaded parking lot, his da ...

Feb 9, 2019

Rome, 8 February 2019 ndash; Over 51,000 households in Benin will benefit from a US$104.4 million project that a ...

Jan 16, 2019

Benin's former president Thomas Boni Yayi on Wednesday threw his weight behind the country's political opposition as the ...

Dec 14, 2018

The National Union of Ghana Students was represented by the Coordinating Secretary, Mr. Shadrach Owusu and the Treas ...

Dec 8, 2018

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights has asked Benin not to impose a controversial 20-year jail sentence on op ...

Nov 23, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin without delay , a move that ...

Nov 23, 2018

France's President Emmanuel Macron agreed Friday to return 26 artworks to Benin without delay, his office said. The ...

Nov 17, 2018

Benin has a reputation as one of West Africa's most stable democracies but a series of court cases against opponents of ...

Nov 6, 2018

A court in Benin on Tuesday sentenced an opposition MP to more than six years behind bars and fined him 4.5 million euro ...

Oct 18, 2018

A court in Benin on Thursday sentenced opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon to 20 years in prison on drugs charges and ...

Oct 18, 2018

Prosecutors in Benin have asked for a 20-year jail term against opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon on drugs charges, ...

Oct 17, 2018

Benin tycoon and opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon will not be in court on Thursday to face drugs charges, his lawy ...

Oct 4, 2018

Benin tycoon and opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon is facing trial for alleged drug trafficking despite being clear ...

Sep 21, 2018

A planned protest against a sharp hike in internet costs in Benin was blocked on Friday in Cotonou, the country's commer ...

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