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Prison sentence in absentia for Benin businessman on drugs charge

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Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon was sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection with a...

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

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Benin is hiring scores of extra park rangers and bringing in conservation scientists to rehabilitate part of West Africa's largest wildlife reserve,...

ISS: Can the joint task force against Boko Haram stay the...

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Boko Haram's latest incursions in Cameroon and Nigeria, specifically in the towns of Mora, Madagali and Maiduguri, claimed many victims – both...

Benin authorities seize 54 kg of cocaine from Brazil

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

Benin seizes 18 kg of cocaine in Cotonou

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Authorities in Benin seized 18 kilogrammes of cocaine found in a shipping container at the port of the commercial capital Cotonou, the...

Eight killed in Benin waste blast

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

Benin steps up security in face of militant threat

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Benin stepped up security patrols and roadblocks and increased border security on Saturday in the face of a threat from Islamist militants,...

Businessman sworn in as Benin’s president

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Businessman Patrice Talon was sworn in as Benin's president before a large crowd on Wednesday, saying he would foster economic development and...

Benin troops to join anti-Boko Haram task force

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Benin will deploy 150 troops next month to assist a regional task force battling Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a statement from...

Benin votes in presidential election as incumbent steps down

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Benin began counting votes after an election on Sunday to choose a successor to President Thomas Boni Yayi, who is stepping down...

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