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ISS: Benin tests the limits of democracy

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At least two dead, several wounded – this is the official human toll of the violence that occurred after Benin’s contested legislative elections of...

Benin tour guide shot and killed

A local guide for two French tourists missing on safari in Benin last week was found shot dead and their car burned out, a...

Benin protesters, police clash

Security forces in Benin’s commercial capital Cotonou fired weapons to disperse crowds protesting the exclusion of opposition parties from last Sunday’s parliamentary election, Reuters...

Child slaves rescued from West African markets

Police rescued 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria according to Interpol. Operation...

ISS: Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

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Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the...

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...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...