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Africa: Benin

Beninese and international graffiti artists are hoping the mural will become the world's largest.  By YANICK FOLLY AFP

Graffiti brings Benin's walls alive with treasures from past

May 21, 2022 | Africa: Benin

On a blue and yellow background, the graffiti artist retouches a spray-painted image of the half-man, half-shark statue ...

Apr 30, 2022 | Africa: Benin

The much-celebrated return of 26 treasures from the Kingdom of Dahomey has culminated in a month-long celebration of her ...

Feb 20, 2022 | Africa: Benin

Like other visitors to Benin's display of looted royal treasures returned by France, Abou Malehoussou was immensely prou ...

Feb 19, 2022 | Africa: Benin

Benin President Patrice Talon on Saturday will inaugurate an exhibition of historic artworks returned by France last yea ...

Feb 11, 2022 | Africa: Benin

Nine people including a Frenchman were killed this week in attacks in a national park in Benin's remote north bordering ...

Jan 11, 2022 | Africa: Benin

The waves rumble and crash onto a beach in southern Benin as dozens of followers of Mami Wata, goddess of the sea, chant ...

Dec 23, 2021 | Africa: Benin

Benin's traditional kingdom of Abomey has been plunged into mourning after the death of its ruler, a royal dignitary sai ...

Dec 15, 2021 | Africa: Benin

Benin -- once lauded as a poster child of good governance in West Africa -- is facing mounting criticism after two oppos ...

Dec 11, 2021 | Africa: Benin

Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for terrorism by a special court in the c ...

Dec 11, 2021 | Africa: Benin

Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou was sentenced on Saturday to 20 years in prison for terrorism by a special court ...

Dec 10, 2021 | Africa: Benin

Posting on Facebook from Benin rsquo;s Central Office for Repression of Cybercrime on November 18, journalist Patric ...

Dec 10, 2021 | Africa: Benin

A key Benin opposition leader went on trial on terrorism charges on Friday, nine months after she was arrested just befo ...

Dec 7, 2021 | Africa: Benin

A special court in Benin on Tuesday sentenced one of the country's opposition figures, Joel Aivo, to 10 years in prison ...

Dec 2, 2021 | Africa: Benin

Two soldiers were killed on Thursday when jihadists attacked a military post in north Benin near the border with Burkina ...

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