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Nigeria’s border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration
Nigeria’s border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration
Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Two months ago, Nigeria slapped restrictions on cross-border trade with its neighbours, but there are mixed signals as to whether the controversial...
No end in sight to Nigeria's border closures
No end in sight to Nigeria's border closures
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its borders.
Many Africa 'experts' still don't get the need for African voices and perspectives
Many Africa 'experts' still don't get the need for African voices and perspectives
Thirteen years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many “experts” on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for...
New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past
New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past
President Patrice Talon of Benin, a multi-millionaire businessman who dresses in sunglasses and sharp suits, presents himself as part of a new...
Benin votes — but with no opposition to choose from
Benin votes — but with no opposition to choose from
Benin votes for a new parliament on April 28, but a country that was once seen as a model of democracy in Africa is facing a worrying political...
Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border
Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border
Nigeria's southwestern border with Benin is notoriously chaotic. Travellers and traders battle corrupt officials, hawkers and buzzing moto-taxis...
Benin repeals social media tax after protests
Benin repeals social media tax after protests
After 10 days of mobilisation with more than 500 000 people being affected by the social media tax, the government in Benin have decided to
Once upon a time in Benin...
Once upon a time in Benin...
Cotonou — Dusk settled on Sainte Cécile Square and the oil lanterns cast a soft yellow light as a storyteller took to...
West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'
West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'
Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" — a...
Ahmadinejad: Iran has no use for atomic bomb
Ahmadinejad: Iran has no use for atomic bomb
Speaking during a visit to Benin, the first stop on a three-nation tour, Ahmadinejad called nuclear energy a "divine gift" providing...
Bozizé seeks refuge in Benin
Bozizé seeks refuge in Benin
This comes days after rebels invaded and overthrew his government of a decade, officials said.

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