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Gasol expects Ghana gas purchase deal within a month
Energy company Gasol expects to sign a gas purchase agreement with Ghana National Gas Co within a month, bringing Gasol's Benin liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which will provide the fuel, a step closer. "The talks with Ghana Gas are going well, so we are confident that we will make an announcement on an agreement within the next month," Gasol Chief Operating Officer Alan Buxton told ...(4/22/2014 7:54:22 AM)
Benin State-Owned Water Utility’s Output to Jump 66% by November
State-owned Societe National des Eaux du Benin will increase production by more than half with the completion of the second phase of an expansion program by November, Managing Director David Babalola said.(3/27/2014 3:54:10 AM)
West African funk band mounts stunning comeback
They were huge in the early 1970s, playing alongside some of the greatest names in African music, then faded into obscurity after a communist revolution destroyed nightlife in their homeland. Many in the tiny west African country of Benin even thought most of the members had died but the Orchestre Polyrythmo de Cotonou is enjoying a remarkable comeback. The band's renaissance has been compared ...(3/28/2014 9:24:53 AM)
African artists redraw the boundaries as Benin's free museum thrives
West Africa's first contemporary art museum in ex-slavers' base preserves African culture and gives artists a platform Down a red dust path in Ouidah once stood the Tree of Forgetfulness, which millions of slaves wrenched from what is now modern-day Benin were forced to circle seven times to symbolically erase their collective memory of origin before being shipped to the Americas. Now the town ...(4/12/2014 4:56:58 PM)
N250m scam: A’Court okays Igbinedion for fresh trial
The Appeal Court sitting in Benin has ruled that a former Governor of Edo State, Mr. Lucky Igbinedion, be made to face fresh prosecution for allegations of financial improprieties. The governor and his allies are facing prosecution for allegedly diverting N250 million from the state’s Local Government Joint Allocation Account. Igbinedion was said have removed...  [Read More...](4/9/2014 1:30:05 PM)
Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe
The inspirational singer's new album is dedicated to the women of Africa. In addition to her performance, she talks about her work with UNICEF and the problems facing African women today.(4/23/2014 3:25:41 PM)
Edo to create 200,000 jobs from oil palm
The Edo State Government said on Wednesday in Benin that more than 200,000 jobs would be created from oil palm production by 2015. Mr Abdul Oroh, the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the oil palm value chain would create opportunities for industrial growth. He said, “As a...  [Read More...](4/23/2014 9:30:15 AM)
Yayi Boni counts on Ghana for power supply
President of Benin Yayi Boni is confident Ghana will continue supplying his country with energy despite power challenges in the West African country. Ghanaians are reeling under a load shedding regime with a rippling effect on business across the country.(3/29/2014 2:00:25 AM)
FG rehabilitates 10 roads in Edo
The Federal Government is constructing and rehabilitating 10 roads in Edo, Mr Dennis Orji, the Controller of Works in charge of Federal Highways, South-South zone, has said. Orji told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Benin that the Federal Ministry of Works was constructing six new roads and rehabilitating four old ones in...  [Read More...](3/28/2014 12:14:46 PM)
Chester Woman Goes To Help In The Land Of Voodoo
CHESTER – Heather Schultz’s zest for adventure has led her to live for two years in the West African nation of Benin, the birthplace of voodoo, and then to forming her own company that sells handwoven(4/18/2014 3:34:55 AM)
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