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Moves to save part of west Africa’s last big wildlife refuge

Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve, which contains big cats and thousands of elephants that have largely died out elsewhere in the region.

ISS: Can the joint task force against Boko Haram stay the course?

Boko Haram’s latest incursions in Cameroon and Nigeria, specifically in the towns of Mora, Madagali and Maiduguri, claimed many victims – both military and civilian. The resurgence of attacks around the Lake Chad Basin and the controversy after the capture of the Sambisa Forest confirm Boko Haram’s capacity to destabilise the region, and question the effectiveness of current counter-terrorism strategies.

Benin authorities seize 54 kg of cocaine from Brazil

Benin security forces seized 54 kg of cocaine from a container that arrived at its main port of Cotonou from Brazil, the public prosecutor said.

Benin seizes 18 kg of cocaine in Cotonou

Authorities in Benin seized 18 kilogrammes of cocaine found in a shipping container at the port of the commercial capital Cotonou, the head of the maritime military police Boris Tchilao said.

Eight killed in Benin waste blast

An explosion at a waste dump in Benin killed eight people, local mayor Robert Tolegbon said on Sunday.
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