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Ship seized off Benin

Pirates attacked a Portuguese-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off Benin, Bulgaria’s foreign ministry said. A ministry statement said the pirates...

Container ship attacked off Benin

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The container vessel Tommi Ritscher has been attacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Benin, and eight crewmembers are believed to have been...

Crew kidnapped off Benin freed after 35 days in captivity

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Pirates who kidnapped nine crew members from the cargo vessel MV Bonita in the Gulf of Guinea last month have released those held after...

Pirates strike off Benin

A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin and nine crew...

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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...