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More Attacks, 'Persisting Security Challenges' Threaten Progress in West Africa, Sahel

[UN News] A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Rivers Govt, Ogoni Land Move to Reintegrate Benin Republic Returnees

[Vanguard] The Rivers State Government and the four Ogoni speaking local government areas of the state have taken concrete measures to address the needs of Nigerians of Ogoni extraction living in Benin Republic. (AllAfrica)

Waste No More - Benin Confronts Long History of Chemical Waste Mismanagement

[UNEP] Thirty years ago, Emmanuel Avokpo, now 55, ran a lucrative farming business growing tomatoes, yam, maize and peanuts on land he rented. He sold his produce in Tchaorou and nearby Bohicon in southern Benin. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's Flying Eagles to Face Ghana, Benin in Wafu Tournament

[Premium Times] Nigeria's national under-20 side will face their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU Under-20 Cup Tournament, an official said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria 'Ll Work With Benin Republic for Successful Joint Border Facility - Buhari

[Vanguard] Abuja -PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that Nigeria will work closely with the Republic of Benin to ensure the success of the newly inaugurated Seme-Krake joint border post between both countries. (AllAfrica)

Communiqué On the Chairperson's Visit to West Africa

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will undertake a visit to West Africa that will take him to Benin, from 22 to 23 October; the Republic of Guinea, from 23 to 24; and Nigeria, on 25 and 26 October. (AllAfrica)

West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales

[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan's pro-whaling agenda. (AllAfrica)

'Trash is Gold' As Benin Community Turns Waste Into Biogas

[Capital FM] Benin -Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas - and cash. (AllAfrica)

The Launchpad and Home for African Migrants

[IPS] Cotonou -Last year, Mohamed Keita returned home to Mali after living and working in Libya for six years. Eighteen months ago he was arrested by security forces in Libya as he and other migrants tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe via a makeshift boat. (AllAfrica)

The Launchpad and Home for African Migrants

[IPS] Cotonou -Last year, Mohamed Keita returned home to Mali after living and working in Libya for six years. Eighteen months ago he was arrested by security forces in Libya as he and other migrants tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe via a makeshift boat. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Benin Republic to Constitute Joint Committee to Combat Smuggling

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday in Abuja received President Patrice Talon of the Republic of Benin during which the two leaders agreed to constitute a joint committee to combat smuggling. (AllAfrica)

Fashion Start-Up Walls of Benin Is Out

[This is Africa] An ambitious fashion start-up business is producing high-quality sleepwear and loungewear in Africa and exporting it to Europe. (AllAfrica)

Cybercrime - Benin Republic Releases Seven Nigerian Students

[Premium Times] Seven out of the 12 Nigerian students detained on allegations of Cybercrime have been released in Benin Republic, says Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. (AllAfrica)

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)