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Ecowas Push to Return Cultural Properties to Their Countries of Origin

[New Dawn] Hold first meeting in Cotonou. (AllAfrica)

Will Benin Be Next to See Islamist Attacks?

[African Arguments] Violent spillovers tend to occur when extremist interests and local disputes collide. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone Finally Quench Afcon Thirst

[Nation] Very few things unite Sierra Leoneans like the game of football does. (AllAfrica)

President Bio Congratulates Leone Stars, Urges Sierra Leoneans to Dream Big

[Sierra Leone Government] State House, Freetown, Tuesday 15 June 2021 - His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has congratulated Leone Stars on their 1-0 victory over Benin in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry, Guinea, urging the nation, from his balcony at State House, to draw inspiration from the win to think big. (AllAfrica)

The Sex Organs of Baobab Flowers May Solve the Puzzle of Trees That Bear More Fruit

[The Conversation Africa] Baobabs are the mainstay of rural communities in some parts of Africa - they provide food in the form of leaves that are cooked like spinach, and large oval fruit which are rich in vitamin C. Oils are extracted from the crushed seeds (used in the cosmetic industry), and bark may be used for making rope. (AllAfrica)

Benin and Zambia Tied in Cotonou

[CAF] Benin and Zambia had a thrilling 2-2 draw in a friendly match on Tuesday at Mathieu Kérékou Stadium in Cotonou. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Held By Benin in Latest Friendly International

[Cosafa] Zambia were held to a 2-2 draw by the Squirrels of Benin in an international friendly match played at the Mathieu Kerekou Stadium in Cotonou on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Be Good Neighbour, Buhari Tells Benin Republic

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for Benin Republic to be a good neighbour to Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Buhari, Beninese President Meet At Aso Rock

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

How 'Dirty Gold' Enables International Money Laundering

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] After three years of digging, investigators in the United States had accumulated a mountain of evidence that they believed sealed the case against Kaloti Jewellery Group, one of the largest gold traders and refiners in the world. (AllAfrica)

Feeding The Future With Homegrown Cassava, Rice

[allAfrica] Dakar and Cape Town -- The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is celebrating a decade of its Feed the Future campaign, which enables partner organisations to target the root causes of poverty and hunger. Its work has been focused on the most marginalized communities, where there are concentrations of poverty and hunger - with all the attendant social and health problems, including 'stunting', when children who are undernourished before their fifth birthdays will never be able to achieve their full mental or phy (AllAfrica)

Growing Low-Cost Rural Connectivity

[Balancing Act] London -- The low-cost rural operator space has grown but given the size of the opportunity it has been mighty slow. This week Russell Southwood spoke to Michael Darcy, CEO and Founder of AMN about its expansion plans and its purchase of equipment vendor Range Networks. (AllAfrica)

UN Committee On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to Review Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, Ukraine

[OHCHR] Geneva -The above are among the 170 States that are party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing it. (AllAfrica)

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Benin President Talon

[State Department] The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:? (AllAfrica)

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)