Thursday 25 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-25

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AFP - 4/5/17

Benin's parliament on Tuesday narrowly rejected a proposal from President Patrice Talon to amend the constitution, including introducing a single presidential term,...

AFP - 3/26/17

Benin is asking for the return of treasures that were taken during French colonial rule from the end of the 19th century, re-opening a thorny diplomatic issue that...

AFP - 3/19/17

Many Africans have become accustomed to their leaders trying to cling to power at all costs, but in tiny Benin, the president appears to be trying to do the opposite...

AFP - 3/1/17

In the Very Holy Church of Jesus Christ of Baname, the 25-year-old founder calls herself God, her business partner is a self-styled Pope and devotees pledge to end...

AFP - 3/1/17

With its palm tree-lined beaches, unique heritage and wildlife parks, Benin can hold its own against the best African holiday destinations.

But tourism revenue...

AFP - 2/4/17

Traders and hawkers armed with brooms and bags sweep pavements and scoop up rubble in Benin's economic capital Cotonou, where the authorities have ordered a vast city...

AFP - 11/2/16

The naval patrol boat Alibori braves high seas and rough weather to help prevent a repeat of that disastrous year 2011, when pirates carried out 21 attacks on...

AFP - 10/7/16

At least three people were killed Thursday when a building under construction collapsed in Degakon, a bustling area in Benin's economic hub of Cotonou, local...

AFP - 9/12/16

Eight people have now died after an explosion at a rubbish dump outside Cotonou in Benin, the local mayor said on Sunday.

"Our tally is eight dead, six of them...

AFP - 8/21/16

At the old train station in Benin's economic capital Cotonou, a rundown locomotive imported from France in the 1960s arduously roars to life, ready to haul 600 tonnes...

AFP - 8/4/16

With a fine ceramic minaret, multicoloured walls and a great, carved wooden door, the Grand Mosque in Benin's capital is a marvel of Afro-Brazilian architecture, yet...

Xinhuanet - 6/16/16

Beninese government has decided to close nine of its diplomatic missions out of the 39 embassies and consulates that the country has across the world, the presidency...

West African leaders discussed setting up a force to combat extremists in the region and will send an observation mission to Gambia before elections, the regional...

Xinhuanet - 5/27/16

Benin's government plans to ensure the country has a competitive business environment to attract investments and promote economic development within the next five...

AFP - 3/22/16

Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou on Monday conceded defeat to Patrice Talon, handing the businessman victory in Benin's presidential elections in a vote hailed as an...

AFP - 3/21/16

Benin's new president Patrice Talon, dubbed the "King of Cotton", is a self-made tycoon with a bling-bling style in marked contrast to the more austere past rulers of...

AFP - 3/21/16

Voting passed off calmly Sunday in the deciding second round of Benin's presidential election, with Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou taking on businessman Patrice Talon...

Xinhuanet - 3/21/16

Five African countries, Benin, Niger, Republic of Congo, Cape Verde, Senegal as well as Tanzania's semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, held elections on Sunday,...

AFP - 3/20/16

Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou goes head-to-head with businessman Patrice Talon on Sunday in the decider of Benin's presidential election, with little to separate the...

AFP - 3/18/16

Benin's presidential elections reach a climax on Sunday, when Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou takes on businessman Patrice Talon to succeed Thomas Boni Yayi in the...

AFP - 3/16/16

Businessman Patrice Talon will team up with his beaten opponent Sebastien Ajavon to take on Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou in the second round of Benin's presidential...

Reuters (Eng) - 3/16/16

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

AFP - 3/9/16

Benin's presidential election looks set to be a second round run-off between Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and businessman Patrice Talon, the country's electoral...

AFP - 3/7/16

Polls closed and counting began in Benin on Sunday after voting to choose a new president from a record 33 candidates, with monitors reporting few problems despite...

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