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Africa: Benin

Ouidah is scattered with memorials to the slave trade like the The door of no return where slaves departed on ships.  By Yanick Folly (AFP)

Storm destroys symbolic tree in Benin voodoo capital

Jun 13, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Benin voudon religious dignitary Oscar Kptenon is still in shock, ten days after the fall of a centuries-old giant tree ...

Jun 7, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Authorities have arrested five Nigeriens at a port in Benin, accusing them of entering the site fraudulently, the latest ...

Jun 5, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Gunmen have killed seven Benin soldiers in an attack in Pendjari national park in the north of the country near the bord ...

May 30, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Working as a fisherman his whole life on the lagoon near Benin's capital Porto-Novo, Antoine Ababe Houssou always believ ...

May 23, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Benin has blocked border crossings to Niger across the river between the neighbours, sources told AFP on Thursday, in an ...

May 10, 2024 | Africa: Benin

In the heart of Cotonouâ s large Dantokpa market, Diane Makpenon's family corn shop is less busy than usual these days. ...

Apr 27, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Benin police on Saturday fired tear gas to break up a protest organised by labour unions in the economic capital Cotonou ...

Apr 20, 2024 | Africa: Benin

For the first time since its inception in 1895, the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair has invited the West African n ...

Feb 28, 2024 | Africa: Benin

The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for $674 million for humanitarian aid to Haiti, as violence in the coun ...

Feb 27, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Guyana, hosting a summit of Caribbean countries, on Tuesday welcomed an announcement that Benin was mulling a 2,000-stro ...

Feb 27, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Guyana, hosting a summit of Caribbean countries, on Tuesday welcomed an announcement that Benin was mulling a 2,000-stro ...

Jan 13, 2024 | Africa: Benin

Kneeling as she gazes out to sea draped in white cloth and strings of pearls, Simenou Dangnitche has just completed the ...

Dec 28, 2023 | Africa: Benin

Benin has lifted its suspension of imported goods transiting to Niger through the port of Cotonou in a move that follows ...