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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...

West Africa presidents meet on Burkina crisis

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The presidents of Senegal, Togo, Benin and Nigeria were due to travel to Burkina Faso's capital on Tuesday on a mission to...

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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...