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Republic of Benin not aspiring to be part of Nigeria –...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the Republic of Benin is not aspiring to be the 37 State of the Federal Republic...

Benin to host 3rd International Workers’ Festival

Three cities in southern Benin – Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi and Ouidah – will host the third edition of the International Workers’ Festival (FIT) from April...

Nearly 5,000 people displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence arrive in Benin

Nearly 5,000 people, displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence, have arrived at Beninese villages in Pobè, a border commune located about 100 km from Cotonou,...

Unidentified gunmen abduct Immigration spokeswoman in Benin

The Spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Edo Command, Mrs Bridget Esene, has reportedly been abducted by gunmen, while on her way to...

Buhari hosts Beninese President, Patrice Talon, at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja. The Beninese leader, who...

World Bank budgets US$60m to fight youth joblessness in Benin

The World Bank International Development Association (IDA) will give Benin US$60 million to help the west African country fight against youth joblessness in poor...

Authorities report more than 500 pregnancy cases in secondary schools in...

More than 500 pregnancies were recorded in secondary schools of Benin’s northeastern department of Borgou during the 2019-2020 school year, the Beninese news agency...

Benin to close illegal mineral quarries

The Beninese government has announced that illegal mineral resource quarries will soon be closed. The council of ministers meeting, held on Wednesday in Cotonou, decided...

Benin to set up electricity production company

Benin has set up an electricity production company, called Beninese Electricity Production Company (SBPE), to achieve its dream of energy autonomy, the Council of...

World Bank appoints new head of IFC in Benin

The World Bank on Friday announced the appointment of Cyndo Obre as the new International Finance Corporation (IFC) representative in Benin. A national of Côte...

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