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Benin

Country archive · 25 posts


Latest stories about Benin

5 December 2013

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5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven't Heard About

Most African countries still suffer frequent power outages which inhibit economic growth. They are not, however, lacking in resources. This post outlines some of those least known in Africa.

26 November 2013

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Reasons for Power Outages in Benin

Benin has suffered more power outages over the last few days with the national electric energy company (SEEB) denying all responsibility. Nigeria supplies a large quantity of Benin's power, even...

8 November 2013

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Newfound Oil Met With Hope, Concern in Benin

The Benin government has announced the discovery of a source of oil in the Sèmè-Podji region. The find has pleased some, but others remain skeptical.

11 August 2013

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‘Red Wednesday’ Protests to Benin President: ‘Don't Touch My Constitution!’

The Red Wednesday movement is growing in Benin. Sinatou Saka explains why.

16 July 2013

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Benin's President Opens Door to Third Term

President Yayi Boni has proposed an amendment that would twist the law that bans presidents from third terms. Boni won two presidential elections in 2006 and 2011.

6 July 2013

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Operation Djakpata divides Opinion in Benin

Launched by the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security and Religion, Operation Djakpata has for objective the tracking of all criminals engaged in illegal activities which could disturb the peace...

4 September 2012

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Civil Service Under Pressure in Francophone Africa

Civil servants in Francophone Africa are coming under increasing pressure to do more with less. The Windhoek Declaration revealed the overdue recognition of the crucial impact of the public administration...

9 April 2012

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One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around...

11 January 2012

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Global Voices in Dutch Looks Back on 2011

While the year 2012 is already well on its way, the translators of Global Voices in Dutch look back on 2011. Which posts stood out and what makes Global Voices...

15 May 2010

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Reactions to the Greek Financial Crisis and the IMF from the Africansphere

With the challenges facing the Greek economy and the ensuing intervention from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reactions from African bloggers range from cautionary tales from past experiences to lessons...

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