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Africa: Benin

Benin's government has put up a statue to represent the historic female warriors known as the Amazones of Dahomey.  By Yanick Folly AFP

Benin welcomes Hollywood take on women warriors

Sep 19, 2022 | Africa: Benin

Benin's historic female warriors known as the Amazons of Dahomey are legendary across West Africa, but a Hollywood produ ...

Sep 15, 2022 | Africa: Benin

Stolen during the colonial era, dozens of Benin bronzes that once decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin wil ...

Jul 29, 2022 | Africa: Benin

France, the United States, and Russian officials are visiting the African continent this week in an effort to garner sup ...

Jul 28, 2022 | Africa: Benin

This week's visit to Benin by French President Emmanuel Macron was marked by the release of 30 opposition figures, impri ...

Jul 27, 2022 | Africa: Benin

Benin President Patrice Talon on Wednesday dismissed criticism that his government was holding political prisoners after ...

Jul 20, 2022 | Africa: Benin

The West African state of Benin says it will auction off art, luxury furniture and a Rolls-Royce limousine seized from a ...

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 ...

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