Cotonou

 
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...
Aids destroys dream of life in the big city
Aids destroys dream of life in the big city
Two years after escaping her African village to find an exciting new life in the big city, Monique lies shrunken, pale and feverish on her hospital...
Cotton firm's tortuous path to privatisation
Cotton firm's tortuous path to privatisation
The privatisation of state-owned enterprises is often fraught with difficulties -- witness developments at Benin's National Society for Agricultural Advancement (Sonapra), a cotton-processing firm. ...
Border police rescue 27 kids from traffickers
Border police rescue 27 kids from traffickers
Border police in the west African country of Benin have rescued 27 children aged between six and 12 from traffickers as part of what one officer...
Presidents with too much staying power
Presidents with too much staying power
The concept of amending Constitutions so that national leaders can remain in office for extended periods of time has come under increasing...
United States: So near, yet so far
United States: So near, yet so far
The start of 2004 has presented a set of challenges to the business community in Benin.
Bush starts Africa trip, Kenya in spotlight
Bush starts Africa trip, Kenya in spotlight
President George Bush began a five-nation tour of Africa on Saturday that will highlight United States health, education and pro-democracy projects...
Observers clear Benin's elections
Observers clear Benin's elections
Local and municipal elections in Benin passed off without evidence of fraud but with some functional problems, the head of a regional observer team...
Benin hopes grant will strike blow against poverty
Benin hopes grant will strike blow against poverty
Benin is hoping that a five-year, multimillion-dollar grant from the United States under the auspices of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)...
Benin: 35 burned alive in petrol-tanker blaze
Benin: 35 burned alive in petrol-tanker blaze
At least 35 people were burned alive and dozens injured overnight in northern Benin when a fuel truck burst into flames while they were stealing...
Benin awaits results of controversial poll
Benin awaits results of controversial poll
The impoverished West African nation of Benin was counting votes on Monday after the first round of its presidential election dragged on late into...
Benin border cops rescue children from smugglers
Benin border cops rescue children from smugglers
Border police in the West African country of Benin have rescued 14 boys and a girl who were being smuggled into neighbouring Nigeria for work, a...

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