Benin`s President Thomas Boni Yayi has criticised the cost of staging elections and indicated a lack of funds for an upcoming poll, prompting fresh claims he is trying to cling on to power.
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Stephane Sessegnon carried on where he left off in England by scoring twice for Benin in an Africa Cup of Nations victory this weekend.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has defied international sanctions to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his three-nation West African tour that also took him to Benin and Niger.
Mali`s military and French forces have pushed toward Islamic extremist stronghold in the city of Gao, in their farthest push east since launching an operation to retake land controlled by the rebels.
The Benin president`s doctor and his niece were a part of a failed plot to poison the leader by changing his medicine with something toxic.
Beninese midfielder Stephane Sessegnon has signed for three more years with English side Sunderland, the club said.
Benin shares a border with the much-larger nation of Nigeria, which has been destabilised by the rise of Boko Haram.
Catholics need to cultivate respect both for Islam and for traditional practices, the pope said in the document.
Pope plans to unveil a pastoral guide for Africa which attempts to use church doctrine to address the continent`s woes.
A Swedish shipping company says Benin Navy has thwarted an attack by pirates on one of its tankers.
President Boni Yayi looking to break the opposition`s grip on legislature.
Boni Yayi was seen as a symbol of change when he took office in 2006.
The country of some 9.2 million people will use electronic voter register.
India and the West
African nation Benin have set up a joint commission to boost
multi-sectoral bilateral co-operation between the two nations
to expand and consolidate their trade ties.
India has established a
joint commission with Benin to boost multi-sectoral bilateral
co-operation with the West African country.
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