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  • Benin attack stirs worries of jihadist menace Yahoo News
  • Benin Plans to Sell More Than $550 Million in Bonds Bloomberg
  • Gunmen on motorcycles attack police post in northern Benin Washington Post
  • Human Trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP Guardian (blog)
  • 4 Killed In Bloody Riot In Benin Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)
  • Give Us Back Our Benin Bronzes The New York Times

    Finance


  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • Benin introduces VAT exemption on imports of PV panels pv magazine International
  • BENIN : French, UK, German and UAE firms compete for 50 MW ... Africa Intelligence
  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • AFRICA: ACCF provides $4.7 million for climate change adaptation AFRIK 21
  • British finance minister, Sajid Javid resigns TV360

    Celebrities


  • UN Launches World's Biggest Public Opinion Survey On Climate ... chimpreports.com
  • Can Ghana keep travelers visiting beyond the Year of Return? National Geographic
  • Gunmen on motorcycles attack police post in northern Benin Yahoo Lifestyle
  • Mercy Johnson-Okojie says she was scared to make new film 'The Legend Of Inikpi' Pulse Nigeria
  • 6 famous people you did not know are from Benin Face2Face Africa
  • Celebrities we've lost in 2020 New Telegraph Newspaper

    Culture


  • Keeping the Benin culture alive BBC News
  • Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France Voice of America
  • Objects Returned to Benin by French Collectors Had Been ... Hyperallergic
  • Give Us Back Our Benin Bronzes The New York Times
  • Returning Benin’s Stolen Artifacts Should Be Simple—Here’s What Stands in the Way Observer
  • Benin welcomes back 28 antique royal artefacts FRANCE 24

    Criminal


  • Benin attack stirs worries of jihadist menace Journalducameroun.com - English
  • 4 Killed In Bloody Riot In Benin Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)
  • Tension in Edo as four feared killed in riot of tipper driver’s death Vanguard (press release) (blog)
  • Germany, Hungary tell ICC they support Israeli position against war ... The Times of Israel
  • How Interpol Arrested Nigerian Army Personnel In Cotonou After ... SaharaReporters.com
  • Gulf of Guinea: fighting criminal groups in the Niger Delta is key to defeating piracy The Conversation US

    Religion


  • That question I keep hearing: Why isn't slaughter of Nigerian Christians a news story? GetReligion (blog)
  • Robbers stole ‘huge amount of money’ from church in Benin The News
  • Meet Isaac Emokpae, an award-winning visual artist and son of one of the pioneers of modern arts in Nigeria Pulse Ghana
  • Bénin : le vodoun revit à Porto-Novo Franceinfo
  • Benin celebrates west African voodoo – in pictures | World news The Guardian
  • Pippa Norris on the global rise of populist authoritarianism Harvard Magazine

    Politics


  • Benin President Patrice Talon's Visit To Washington, DC - An ... AllAfrica.com
  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • President Talon Of Benin Meets With Secretary Pompeo To ... TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  • Benin Opposition Radio Sacks Staff After License Pulled Voice of America
  • Secretary Pompeo and Benin President Talon discuss security cooperation Devdiscourse
  • Democracy Under Threat In Benin Republic, Letter To African Union ... TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  • BREAKING: Nigerian priest abducted in new attack Catholic News Agency
  • Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Benin President Talon STL.News
  • President Buhari says partial border closure is not to punish Ghana, Benin Republic, and other West African nations Pulse Nigeria
  • Objects Returned to Benin by French Collectors Had Been ... Hyperallergic
  • Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks The Africa Report
  • WEST AFRICA : Vincent Miclet's great trek put on hold Africa Intelligence
  • British finance minister, Sajid Javid resigns TV360
  • Africa: Canada Tightens Its Grip in Africa, With $10 Million Boost AllAfrica.com
  • Nigerian Foreign Policy Fails to Woo Trump OZY
  • Buhari Brags: "Border Closure Not Meant To Punish Our Neighbors", Even As 100 Million Nigerians Live In Squalor TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  • Kibaki's Brainchild Takes Africa by Storm Days After Raila's Move Kenyans.co.ke
  • Africa poised to recover its cultural heritage Journalducameroun.com - English
  • The Big Talk: Exclusive interview with President Paul Kagame The New Times
  • Benin court bans presidential rival from elections - judiciary The East African (press release) (blog)
  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • Benin Plans to Sell More Than $550 Million in Bonds BloombergQuint
  • BENIN: Aress to install solar systems in 5,000 homes in rural areas AFRIK 21
  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • Inclusive Growth In Africa Is Happening In Countries No One Talks ... WeeTracker Media
  • Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism Global Voices
  • What's fueling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa? How we made it in Africa
  • Weak education systems fuel noninclusive economic growth, AfDB ... Devex
  • Thailand could fall to third place in rice shipments in 2020 The Thaiger
  • Despite economic growth, most Egyptians still struggling The Jerusalem Post
  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • What's fueling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa? How we made it in Africa
  • Revealed: what's fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa Africanews English
  • Africa should invest more in human capital to boost growth and ... Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
  • Benin Plans to Sell More Than $550 Million in Bonds BloombergQuint
  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • The outlook for low-income countries in four charts: Fragile recovery ... World Bank Group (blog)
  • UN: Global economic growth in 2019 was lowest of the decade Seattle Times
  • Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism Global Voices
  • Africa is the focus of the world as growth and investment frontier Eagle Online (press release) (blog)
  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • Inclusive Growth In Africa Is Happening In Countries No One Talks ... WeeTracker Media
  • What's fueling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa? How we made it in Africa
  • Female genital cutting up to 30 percent of health spend Sub-Saharan Africa English (press release) (blog)
  • Weak education systems fuel noninclusive economic growth, AfDB ... Devex
  • The outlook for low-income countries in four charts: Fragile recovery ... World Bank Group (blog)
  • Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body Food Tank
  • ACCF earmarks fund to fight climate change in selected African ... Ventures Africa
  • Surge of violent extremism leads to hunger and refugee exodus in ... The Globe and Mail
  • Nigeria's oil output could fall 35% without reforms - Wood Mackenzie Nasdaq
  • The effects of Nigeria’s closed borders on informal trade with Benin Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Cashew waste strikes gold: Benin looks to cashews for growth Pulse.com.gh
  • India offers $100 mn line of credit to Benin during President Kovind's visit Business Today
  • Debut bond from Benin will test demand for frontier markets Financial Times
  • Benin’s Agriculture Has a Good Season, But it Wasn’t Easy Inter Press Service
  • ETLS: Conduit for palm oil’s smuggling The Nation Newspaper

  • Benin: Mayor of Cotonou sues "Nord Sud Quotidien" director for USD $85,000 IFEX

    Benin Leaders


    President


  • Benin President Patrice Talon's Visit To Washington, DC - An ... AllAfrica.com
  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • President Talon Of Benin Meets With Secretary Pompeo To ... TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  • Benin Opposition Radio Sacks Staff After License Pulled Voice of America

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Ratifying Pan-African Parliament Malabo Protocol - Perspectives By ... TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  • Benin-Nigeria Border closure: Govt considers compensation for ... Graphic Online
  • Reps to strengthen marketing activities in Nigeria, says Gbajabiamila New Telegraph Newspaper
  • The World Bank warns Ghana to take heed of its growing debt Political Analysis South Africa

    Prime Minister


  • Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks The Africa Report
  • British finance minister, Sajid Javid resigns TV360
  • Central African Republic: UN human rights expert to conduct first ... ReliefWeb
  • WEST AFRICA : Vincent Miclet's great trek put on hold Africa Intelligence

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Eight Priorities for the African Union in 2020 International Crisis Group
  • Nigerian Foreign Policy Fails to Woo Trump OZY
  • How the France-backed African CFA franc works Quartz
  • 18 Juvenile Convicts Benefit from Presidential Pardon KT Press

    Minister of Economy


  • It's Africa's Turn to Leave the European Union Foreign Policy (blog)
  • Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism Global Voices
  • Nigeria had no warning on potential U.S. travel ban: minister KFGO News
  • Fashola turns ‘Bus conductor’ on highways Vanguard (press release) (blog)

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Minister condemns housing project location in Benin The Punch
  • West African traders seek end to international border closure Guardian (blog)
  • Uganda decides to carry out Mass Vaccination against Foot and ... East African Business Week
  • Fashola turns ‘Bus conductor’ on highways Vanguard (press release) (blog)

    Minister of Culture


  • Why France is dragging its feet to repatriate looted African artworks The Africa Report
  • Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France Voice of America
  • Can Ghana keep travelers visiting beyond the Year of Return? National Geographic
  • France’s Culture Minister Pledges to Return Looted Artwork to Benin by 2021 Observer

    Minister of Defense


  • Burkina Faso to recruit and arm volunteers to protect communities from militants The Defense Post
  • AFRICOM shifts strategy from degrading to containing West Africa insurgents, OIG report says The Defense Post
  • Czech FM asks to submit legal opinion to The Hague arguing in ... The Times of Israel
  • Liberia: 'Incorporate More Women Into Liberia's Security Sector' AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Education


  • CSED set to take netball to schools in Nigeria Guardian (blog)
  • CSED SET TO CHANGE THE NETBALL LANDSCAPE OF NIGERIA ... Brila
  • Minister condemns housing project location in Benin The Punch
  • Minister decries state of Housing project In... PR Nigeria News (press release) (blog)

    Minister of Energy


  • BENIN: Solar energy will gain momentum thanks to new electricity code AFRIK 21
  • Minister condemns housing project location in Benin The Punch
  • Minister decries state of Housing project In... PR Nigeria News (press release) (blog)
  • Total signs on for Benin LNG Petroleum Economist

    Minister of Finance


  • British finance minister, Sajid Javid resigns TV360
  • Anglophone West Africa kicks back at use of Eco to replace CFA franc The Africa Report
  • BENIN: Solar energy will gain momentum thanks to new electricity code AFRIK 21
  • FG calls for ECOWAS single currency extension | Nairametrics

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • African Union: behind-the-scenes battle for leadership of the AfCFTA The Africa Report
  • Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism Global Voices
  • Gov't considers compensation for frustrated traders at Nigeria-Benin ... Myjoyonline.com
  • Benin-Nigeria border closure: Govt considers compensation for ... GhanaWeb

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Nigerian Foreign Policy Fails to Woo Trump OZY
  • The Big Talk: Exclusive interview with President Paul Kagame The New Times
  • Special Report: Israeli Leaders before the International Criminal Court Palestine Chronicle
  • Edo 2020: Can Obaseki Scale the Hurdles? THISDAY Newspapers

    Minister of Justice


  • Central African Republic: UN human rights expert to conduct first ... ReliefWeb
  • Alleged fraud: Judge threatens to revoke Ize-Iyamu’s bail The Punch
  • Germany, Hungary tell ICC they support Israeli position against war ... The Times of Israel
  • Alleged N700m fraud: Judge threatens to withdraw bail for Edo PDP chairman, 3 others Pulse Nigeria

    Minister of Health


  • Lassa fever vaccine in first trial stage –FG New Telegraph Newspaper
  • Sudan's Health Minister briefs WHO board Radio Dabanga (press release)
  • Health Ministry pledges N36m to scientist who discovers ... TV360
  • FG upgrades 7 health institutions to manage cancer-related illnesses Vanguard (press release) (blog)

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • BENIN: Water distribution systems rehabilitated in Parakou AFRIK 21
  • Infrastructure To Pave The Way For Africa's Development Railways Africa (press release)
  • Benin-Abuja highway must be motorable during rainy season ... Daily Sun
  • Fashola turns ‘Bus conductor’ on highways Vanguard (press release) (blog)

    Minister of Sports


  • Sports Minister clears doubt over NSF in Edo Nigerian Observer
  • ESSC thrilled by quality of Edo State Sports Festival Guardian (blog)
  • Dare declares Edo ready for 2020 National Sports Festival Guardian (blog)
  • CSED set to take netball to schools in Nigeria Guardian (blog)

    Director of State Security Service


  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • Bombings, attacks on opponents won't give Obaseki second term ... New Telegraph Newspaper
  • Inside Africa’s increasingly lucrative surveillance market The Africa Report
  • How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)

    Chairman National Bank


  • World Bank lifts Edo Technical College The Nation Newspaper
  • For Segun Aina, Africa's Fintech trailblazer, at 65 Guardian (blog)
  • Transcorp Group announces significant new executive and non ... Nairametrics
  • Nigeria, others kick against adoption of ‘Eco’ as regional currency The News

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia Undergoes Training on the ... Reliefweb
  • Why Nigerians are emigrating Daily Sun
  • Iran's Quds Force aimed to launch terror groups in Africa, UN hears The Jerusalem Post
  • The passing on of the rare icon Chief Olayinka Simoyan New Telegraph Newspaper

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Meet Owen Omogiafo, the new President and Group CEO of Transcorp Group – a diversified conglomerate in Nigeria Pulse Nigeria
  • WEST AFRICA : Vincent Miclet's great trek put on hold Africa Intelligence
  • Electioneering won't affect governance –Obaseki Daily Sun
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sacking service chiefs won’t end Boko Haram, says Buratai TheCable

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Hotel Demolition: 'General' Obaseki worse than Abacha – Henry ... shola akinyele (satire) (press release) (blog)
  • Burkina Faso President heads ECOWAS committee to investigate ... Premium Times
  • APC threatens legal action as court sacks Lyon as Bayelsa governor ... TV360
  • Keyamo’s chamber writes a letter to Buhari over political crisis in Benin Republic Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG

    Opposition


  • Benin Opposition Radio Sacks Staff After License Pulled Voice of America
  • Benin opposition radio sacks staff after licence pulled Guardian (blog)
  • Bénin : Jacques Ayadji pointe du doigt une « opposition désordonnée » La Nouvelle Tribune
  • Democracy Under Threat In Benin Republic, Letter To African Union ... TODAY NEWS AFRICA

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism Global Voices
  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • West Africa's new 'eco' currency sparks division over timetable and euro peg CNBC
  • Inclusive Growth In Africa Is Happening In Countries No One Talks ... WeeTracker Media
  • The outlook for low-income countries in four charts: Fragile recovery ... World Bank Group (blog)
  • BD economy may grow by 7.80pc in FY20 UN The Financial Express BD
  • Good-Bye CFA, Hello Eco Global Finance
  • Thailand could fall to third place in rice shipments in 2020 The Thaiger
  • Africa in the news: Kenya’s new eurobond, Zimbabwe’s rebased GDP, and Sudan, Benin, and Togo political updates Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Buhari and Ouattara make Eco heart of regional power struggle The Africa Report
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    Investment

  • Benin's Talon talks security, development during US visit Africa Times
  • What's fueling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa? How we made it in Africa
  • Revealed: what's fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa Africanews English
  • Africa should invest more in human capital to boost growth and ... Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
  • Benin Plans to Sell More Than $550 Million in Bonds BloombergQuint
  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • The outlook for low-income countries in four charts: Fragile recovery ... World Bank Group (blog)
  • UN: Global economic growth in 2019 was lowest of the decade Seattle Times
  • Nigeria’s border closure puts a dent in intra-regional trade optimism Global Voices
  • Africa is the focus of the world as growth and investment frontier Eagle Online (press release) (blog)
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    Demographics

  • To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the World Will ... Foreign Policy (blog)
  • Inclusive Growth In Africa Is Happening In Countries No One Talks ... WeeTracker Media
  • What's fueling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa? How we made it in Africa
  • Female genital cutting up to 30 percent of health spend Sub-Saharan Africa English (press release) (blog)
  • Weak education systems fuel noninclusive economic growth, AfDB ... Devex
  • The outlook for low-income countries in four charts: Fragile recovery ... World Bank Group (blog)
  • Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body Food Tank
  • ACCF earmarks fund to fight climate change in selected African ... Ventures Africa
  • Surge of violent extremism leads to hunger and refugee exodus in ... The Globe and Mail
  • Nigeria's oil output could fall 35% without reforms - Wood Mackenzie Nasdaq
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    Export/Import

  • The effects of Nigeria’s closed borders on informal trade with Benin Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Cashew waste strikes gold: Benin looks to cashews for growth Pulse.com.gh
  • India offers $100 mn line of credit to Benin during President Kovind's visit Business Today
  • Debut bond from Benin will test demand for frontier markets Financial Times
  • Benin’s Agriculture Has a Good Season, But it Wasn’t Easy Inter Press Service
  • ETLS: Conduit for palm oil’s smuggling The Nation Newspaper
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    Public Debt

  • Benin: Mayor of Cotonou sues "Nord Sud Quotidien" director for USD $85,000 IFEX
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