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Join the African Music Caravan from Cotonou to Cuba and Back

Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop   By Franck Kuwonu It’s Sunday night at Aba House, an open-air bar in Lomé, Togo’s...
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The 18th “Chinese Bridge” language competition held in Cotonou

Marie Laure Akoussan will represent Benin at the 18th Chinese Bridge Competition of Chinese Proficiency for Foreign College Students scheduled for July this year...

Swiss Prez Doris Leuthard to visit Ghana, July 12

The official talks in Accra (Ghana) are set to take place on Wednesday, 12 July, and those in Cotonou (Benin) on Thursday, 13 July In...
Job seekers communicate with the staff of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) at the job fair in Accra, Ghana, March 18, 2017. Ghanaian graduates and students flocked to the premises of the University of Ghana on Saturday to take part in the 2017 campus recruitment fair organized by the Confucius Institute. The purpose of the campus recruitment was to connect Chinese enterprises with Ghanaian students. (Xinhua/Shi Song)

Confucius Institute teachers Benin Students Kite-Making

Benin students at the Confucius Institute of the Abomey-Calavi University learned how to make traditional Chinese kites at a workshop here on Saturday. At least...

Human rights and energy top of agenda for 9th Africa Carbon Forum

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin,...

Benin’s Confucius Institute celebrates third Chinese music festival

Confucius Institute at University of Abomey-Calavi on Wednesday celebrated the third edition of Chinese music festival here. "We simply intend to have...

Benin’s Confucius Institute marks Dragon Boat Festival

Learners at Confucius Institute of Abomey-Calavi's University on Monday celebrated the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, about 30 km north to the economic capital Cotonou. ...
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West African gas pipeline project to be reinvigorated

A regional meeting is expected on Friday in the capital Cotonou to eliminate bottlenecks that impede the good operation of the West African gas...

Confucius Institute in Benin extends classroom to Adjarra University Center

Confucius Institute in Benin on Wednesday inaugurated a Confucius Classroom in the University Center of Adjarra, 45 km south-east to the economic capital Cotonou. ...
Cyclists compete during the 12th Benin International Cycling Tour in Cotonou, capital of Benin, July 19, 2015. At least 96 cyclists from Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Nigeria, Senegal and Congo took part in 12th Benin International Cycling Tour. The team of Burkina Faso won the trophy for the best Castel team in the competition. (Xinhua/Polycarpe Toviho)

Burkina rider wins first stage of international cycling race in Benin

Rider Mathias Sorgho from Burkina Faso on Wednesday won the 160 km long first stage of the 14th international cycling race of Benin. ...
foreign investment

Sixteen countries examine creation of Africa investment fund in Benin

Sixteen African countries examined, from February 23 to 24, in the capital Cotonou, the creation of an African investment fund (FIA) with a capital...
trade

Benin sees China as leading foreign trade partner during Q4 2016

China ranks as ninth importer and fourth exporter country of Benin during the fourth quarter 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis...
Forests

Benin plans to protect forests against threats

Benin's government plans to develop a legislation to protect forests under serious threats of destruction in the country. A source close to...
Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2016 from Weehawken of New Jersey, the United States, shows the fireworks over Manhattan of New York celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

Chinese art troupe lights up New Year celebrations in Benin

An art troupe from China's northwestern Gansu province elevated celebratory activities for the Rooster New Year in Benin's economic capital Cotonou. Chinese...
hospitals

Benin’s specialized physicians stage strike for better living and working conditions

Specialized physicians from Benin university hospital center have staged a sit-in protest on Monday in Cotonou ahead of unlimited strike to claim better living...
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Benin to hold its first Voodoo arts festival in Belgium

"This festival is a major event for the strengthening of the attractiveness of Benin, and the international outreach of Benin culture," General secretary of...
A trapped worker calls for help from the rubble of a collapsed building in Pathumthani province, central Thailand, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital collapsed Monday, killing a number of workers and trapping several others underneath the rubble, police said. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUTThe Associated Press

3 killed, 5 injured following four-storey building collapse in Benin

The building is under construction near Degakon crossroad in Akpakpa neighborhoods in the capital Cotonou. Testimonies gathered on spot said the tragedy...
Benin

Benin government promises to boost security

Benin government has vowed to boost public security and defense in its new five-year action plan (2016-2021), according to a government statement. ...
An employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

Benin adopts recovery plan to ensure consistent power supply

One of the key components of the 28-point plan is to involve the private sector in the energy production, the source affirmed. ...
Benin

Benin’s 8th edition of International Humour Festival to kick off

This festival, scheduled to close on Sunday, is gathering humorists from the seven African countries: Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo and...
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Benin president decries lack of economic take-off since independence

"In 56 years, Benin has not advanced on the path of economic and social development," he said in a message to the nation on...
Visitors walk around at the IBM's stand at 2015 CeBIT Technology Trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on March 16, 2015. Top IT business fair CeBIT 2015, which features a strong Chinese presence, opened on Sunday in Germany. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Benin to host 9th Independence and Innovation Fair

The fair will occur on the sidelines of the festivities to mark the 56th Independence Day celebration in the West African country, a source...
File photo taken on May 13, 2015 shows the workboat of a Chinese archaeological team for the archaeological work of the Shanhu Island No. 1 shipwreck in the Xisha archipelago in the South China Sea.(Xinhua)

July 12 China-related world news summary at 1030 GMT

THE HAGUE -- The tribunal handling the South China Sea arbitration case unilaterally initiated by the former Philippine government issued its final award on...
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Beninese authorities urges mobile phone operators to improve services

According to a recent decision by the country's Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority, the deficiencies noted should be corrected, especially for voice services. ...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Benin’s agricultural sector to receive a lift

The measures include designating agriculture as a priority sector for investment and planning to create an agriculture development agency charged with designing and implementing...
FIFA

FIFA Places Benin Football Federation Under Suspension

In accordance with Article 38 of FIFA statutes, Benin Football Federation (FBF) is suspended with immediate effect as results of local court injunction that...
Energy Crisis

Benin gov’t to spend over US$9 million to ease energy crisis

Benin government has authorized immediate release of 5.2 billion CFA Francs (over 9 million U.S. dollars) for the purchase of fuel for generators leased...
Benin

Benin streamlines Presidency-attached institutions

State Minister Pascal Koupaki made public the decision during a press conference. Among the concerned institutions, the official cited the High Commissioner for National...

Benin’s 2016 MIABA festival to open in May

Georges Agbazahou, promoter of the event, said it will take place in Grand-Popo, Abomey-Calavi and Cotonou. "MIABA is purposed to promote Benin...
education

Islamic Development Bank to fund education sector projects in Benin

According to the statement, the first part of the BID aid of about 166.4 million dollars will be spent on funding development projects in...