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Press Freedom Fears After West Africa Leaks Reporter Convicted in Benin

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] A journalist who revealed offshore accounts and shell companies of a corporate titan and French trade representative has been fined and given a suspended jail sentence by a court in Benin, West Africa. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Stranded As Nigeria Suddenly Closes Seme Border

[Premium Times] A major border crossing between Nigeria and Benin Republic remained closed on Wednesday without formal notice, leaving thousands of people and vehicles stranded on both sides. (AllAfrica)

Govt Moves to Reverse Benin Republic Unilateral Order On Cargo Transit Route

[Vanguard] There are indications that the Federal Government of Nigeria may have commenced moves to reverse the alleged distortions in the Benin-Nigeria cargo trans-shipment route arbitrarily restricted to the Seme-Krake Border by the government of the Republic of Benin. (AllAfrica)

Afcon 2021 Qualifiers - Nigeria Draws Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Benin

[Vanguard] Nigeria has been drawn with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON ) qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Of Leaders Then and Now

[IPS] Cotonou -Richard Dossevi parks his motorcycle taxi on one of the busiest street corners in Cotonou, Benin's commercial capital, to wait for commuters amid the summer heat. (AllAfrica)

Gana Guns Down Benin, Sends Senegal to Semis

[CAF] Idrissa Gueye scored in the 69th minute to hand Senegal a 1-0 win over Benin and send the Lions of Teranga to the semi-finals of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. (AllAfrica)

Benin Wants Another Fairytale Against Senegal

[CAF] Cairo's June 30 stadium will host Wednesday's first quarterfinal of the 32nd edition of the 2019 African Nations Cup of Nations, between one of the tournament's favorites, Senegal, and one of the tournament's surprises, Benin. (AllAfrica)

Senegal Edge Past Benin to Reach Semi-Final

[RFI] Cairo -Senegal moved into the last four at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Benin. Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the only goal of the game 20 minutes from time at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo. (AllAfrica)

Heartbroken Moroccan Journalist Weeps After Team's Elimination From Afcon

[Nairobi News] Morocco's loss to Benin on Saturday night in a penalty shoot-out at the round of 16 stage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was too for one distraught photojournalist to bear. (AllAfrica)

Benin Stun Morocco to Advance to Last Eight at Africa Cup of Nations

[RFI] Cairo -Benin moved into the last eight at the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night following a penalty shoot-out victory over Morocco. (AllAfrica)

France to Fast-Track Return of Artifacts from Benin

[VOA] Returning African artifacts taken by explorers and colonizers remains a hot-button issue in Europe-Africa relations -- one that gained traction last November when French President Emmanuel Macron announced the return of 26 historic artifacts to Benin. (AllAfrica)

Will Atlas Lions Maul Squirrels for AFCON Quarters Spot?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) knockout rounds begin on July 5th, with Africa's major sides vying for a place in the quarter-finals. (AllAfrica)

Stars AFCON Last 16 Hopes Quashed By Benin

[Capital FM] Cairo -Kenya's hopes of progressing to the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations fell flat on Tuesday night after Cameroon failed to pick maximum points against Benin with the two sides playing to a 0-0 draw in Ismailia. (AllAfrica)

Oppositions Urge Benin Republic President Talon to Resign

[Premium Times] The Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA) has asked Benin Republic President Patrice Talon to resign because he has lost the people's trust. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Benin Move to Enhance Trade

[This Day] In a bid to ensure seamless trade between both countries, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Customs administration in Benin Republic have agreed to establish a bilateral connectivity aimed at facilitating trade and. (AllAfrica)

A Renaissance of Benin Iconography

[This Day] Yinka Olatunbosun reports on the birth of a travelling solo exhibition, a product of a research work executed by Princess Theresa Oghogho Iyase-Odozi at Thought-Pyramid Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos (AllAfrica)

Buhari Receives Benin President, Advocates Peace

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja canvassed the necessity for peace in neighbouring Benin Republic. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Ponders Visa-Free Entry Points

[Namibian] CABINET has approved a ministry of home affairs' pilot project for visas to be issued upon arrival to foreigners at some Namibian ports. (AllAfrica)

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves U.S.$22.1 Million Disbursement for Benin

[IMF] On June 21, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the 4th review of the three-year arrangement with Benin under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). (AllAfrica)

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation With Benin

[IMF] On June 21, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation [1] with Benin. At the same time, the Board also completed the 4th Review of Benin's economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF's Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement; a press release on this was issued separately. (AllAfrica)

African Marvels - the Walls of Benin

[This is Africa] The Benin Empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in west Africa, dating back to the 11th century. The walls of Benin City and its surrounding kingdom were a man-made marvel described as "the world's largest earthworks prior to the mechanical era". (AllAfrica)

Can Benin Protect Itself From Terrorism in the Region?

[ISS] Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the incidents were allegedly carried out by individuals linked to violent extremist groups in the Sahel, such as Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Ansarul Islam or Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin. This raises concerns about a spread of extremism to neighbouring countries, especially Benin. (AllAfrica)

Diplomacy - Two Diplomats Present Lettres of Credence

[Cameroon Tribune] The newly designated Ambassadors of Benin and Sao Tomé and Principe on Feb 25 presented the advanced copies of their accreditation documents at the Ministry of External Relations (AllAfrica)

Benin Presents First Ever Letters of Credence to Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Republic of Benin and Malawi have fostered their diplomatic relations after its first ever envoy present letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika with hope to strengthen bilateral ties. (AllAfrica)

Lassa Fever - WHO Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries

[Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response. (AllAfrica)

6 Russian Sailors Abducted By Pirates in Benin Released in Nigeria

[Vanguard] Six Russian sailors that were abducted last month, off Cotonou, Benin Republic waters in the Gulf of Guinea, have been released in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Berlin Museum Stirs Debate With Plans for Colonial-Era Remembrance Room

[Deutsche Welle] Genocide in former German South West Africa, looted art on show: For some, the Humboldt Forum's plan to draw attention to the crimes of German colonial rule in Africa doesn't go far enough. (AllAfrica)

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)