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What's Driving African Migration, Who's Going, and Where?

[Afrobarometer] It is well established that young people constitute the majority of those who risk their lives on migratory routes from Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe. But there are important differences by country that may inform more targeted policy responses. Afrobarometer's Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye and Edem Selormey present the preliminary findings of the current round of nationally representative surveys relating to migration aspirations. (AllAfrica)


Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely

[Balancing Act] London -FTTH roll-outs have slowly been made in a range of African countries but the recent news that Isocel will roll-out an FTTH service in Benin is a clear sign that even in smaller markets users will not miss out. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aouad, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about his plans. (AllAfrica)


Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)


'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation. (AllAfrica)


Gambia U-20s Shocked By Benin in Cotonou

[Foroyaa] Gambia U-20s made a bullish exit from the African Youth Championship qualifiers yesterday evening after losing to Benin in the return-leg. (AllAfrica)


Mobile Money Start-Up MFs Wants to Have 400 Million Mobile Wallets By 2020 - It's Already Nearly Halfway There

[Balancing Act] London -Mobile money in Africa started as a workaround with people exchanging airtime as a way of sending money. Out of this small seed of an idea has come a whole ecosystem that is both bigger than the traditional banking system but also increasingly integrated into it, both nationally and globally. Russell Southwood talks to Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS. (AllAfrica)


'The Atmosphere in Benin Will Be Different for Gambia,' Vows Benin's Coach

[Foroyaa] Benin's U- 20 head coach Valere Houandinou vows the Gambia will face a tougher challenge in Cotonou in the second leg slated for May 20th. (AllAfrica)


MTN Is Paying R1.6bn to Make Benin Licensing Troubles Go Away

[News24Wire] Mobile operator MTN announced on Thursday that it concluded a memorandum of understanding with the government of Benin following a dispute with the regulatory authorities on the frequency of fees. (AllAfrica)


Railway Development - Benin, Niger Seek Chinese Funding for Rail Link

[Cameroon Tribune] The line is meant to complete the West African rail network. (AllAfrica)


FG Accuses Benin, Cameroon Republics of Sabotaging Local Rice Production

[Vanguard] The Federal Government is to initiate an awareness campaign to sensitise Nigerians on inherent dangers in consuming imported rice, and accused neighbouring Benin and Cameroon of making policies to undermine the country's rice revolution. (AllAfrica)


Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognised right. (AllAfrica)


Benin President's Visit is France's First Test on Returning Art Treasures

[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art -- intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliqué cloth -- stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom's might. (AllAfrica)


New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018. (AllAfrica)


A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel

[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform. (AllAfrica)


Closing Africa's Wealth Gap

[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments. (AllAfrica)


For U.S.$6 a Month, Child Trafficking Nearly Halted in Hotspot

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and mines, the World Bank said. (AllAfrica)


Harnessing the Power of Economic Diversification

[IMF] Speech by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing DirectorChamber of Commerce, Cotonou, December 12, 2017December 12, 2017 (AllAfrica)


'We Take Our Pregnant Wives to Benin Republic'

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State government need serious advise on the need to pay attention to the well being of Nigerians, wherever they are." (AllAfrica)


Republic of Benin to Seek Mauritian Expertise in the Tourism Sector

[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador designate of the Republic of Benin, Mr Eric Franck Saizonou, with residence in Pretoria conveyed a keen interest to seek Mauritian expertise in the tourism sector owing to the country's vast experience in this field. (AllAfrica)


Mentoring Platform Aims to Help African Start-Ups Beat Skills Gap

[Innovation in Africa] Many African start-up founders are just out of higher education and often lack the knowledge and understanding required to make a success of their business. Mentorat Club co-founder Hadjara Idriss launched its online mentor network to bridge this gap. (AllAfrica)


Stars Set for Benin Test

[Daily News] Confident Taifa Stars face hosts Benin today in a FIFA date friendly match at Stade de I'Amitie' in Cotonou. The game which falls on the FIFA calendar will see the country's envoys play without two key strikers; Mbwana Samatta who plays for KRC Genk and Tenerife FC player, Farid Mussa, both still nursing injuries. (AllAfrica)


Stars - We'll Avert Benin Revenge

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Taifa Stars today face Benin in an international friendly match at the Stade de l'Amitiein in Cotonou. (AllAfrica)


Stars Upbeat Despite Injury Woes

[Daily News] Farid Mussa will miss the Sunday match against Benin after he was pronounced unfit for the action. Mussa joins Mbwana Samatta as the latest victim of injury -hit squad of Taifa Stars which left early yesterday for Benin. (AllAfrica)


Submission to the UN on the Rights of the Child Concerning Benin

[HRW] This submission relates to the review of Benin under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and focuses on the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict. It proposes issues and questions that Committee members may wish to raise with the government. (AllAfrica)


Togo and Benin Pin Energy Hopes On Controversial Dam

[Daily Maverick] The embattled Adjarala dam project has been in the works for over a decade, but many locals still don't have power. By KOSSI ELOM BALAO. (AllAfrica)


TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330KV Power Line to Benin Republic

[This Day] Abuja -The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021. (AllAfrica)


Benin Superstar Building Bridges Between China and Africa

[Focac] "You can speak Chinese!" (AllAfrica)


European Museums to Return West African Artefacts

[This is Africa] There is a demand for the return of stolen artefacts to the continent. Over 3,000 bronze statues were stolen from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ovọnramwẹn Nọgbaisi after the British invaded Benin Kingdom and killed its inhabitants by sending a punitive force of 1,200 soldiers. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda and Benin to Set Up Joint Airline

[New Times] The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint airline based in Cotonou, where RwandAir, the national carrier, officially launched its new hub on Tuesday, August 1. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Edge Out Benin in Davis Cup Thriller

[Nation] Kenya made it three wins on the trot after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Benin on Wednesday night in the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Three Tennis Championship at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo. (AllAfrica)


Angélique Kidjo and Benin's Music Stars Say No to Child Marriage!

[Unicef] Cotonou, Benin -UNICEF international Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo and UNICEF Benin national Goodwill Ambassador Zeynab Abib, along with seven of Benin's greatest artists have joined forces to create a song calling on the population to say NO to child marriage, as part of the national Zero Tolerance Campaign against child marriage. (AllAfrica)