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The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art
More than a century ago, British troops looted thousands of works of art from the Benin Empire - one man decided to return his grandfather's loot.(2/26/2015 3:01:13 AM)
School scheme gives Benin's apprentices a second chance
Felix Ayededjou is first to the chalk board with the answer during a mental arithmetic lesson. The 17-year-olds are among 18 students at an accelerated learning programme (PCA) in Pobe, a rural community of some 150,000 people in southeast Benin. The numbers of children at school in Benin increased in 2013 to 98 percent but there are still an estimated 700,000 teenagers out of education in the ...(2/19/2015 3:47:26 AM)
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COTONOU, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has granted Benin 40 billion CFA francs (about 69.14 million U.S. dollars) in preferential loan to fund a telecommunication infrastructures project in the West African country, following an agreement here on Monday.(2/26/2015 4:42:33 AM)
Regional bank arranges $199 mln in loans for Benin cotton season
The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has arranged 115 billion CFA francs ($199 million) in loans to pay for cotton purchases, ginning, storage and marketing costs during Benin's 2014/15 cotton season, it said on Friday. The regional bank will lend 25 billion CFA as part of the financing, while a pool of banks including Ecobank, BOA, Banque Atlantique, BGFI Bank, Diamond Bank, BSIC and UBA ...(2/20/2015 8:29:18 AM)
Jonathan’s endorsement divides Benin chiefs
Ahead of the March 28 presidential election, some prominent Benin palace chiefs on Tuesday disagreed on the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the preferred candidate of the Binis, the largest tribe in Edo State. President Jonathan had, during his presidential campaign in Benin on February 4‎, said the state had benefited from his transformation...  [Read More...](2/17/2015 10:12:45 AM)
West Africa: West Africa At a Turning Point in the Fight Against Boko Haram?
[Deutsche Welle]The Nigerian army has recently stepped up its fight against Boko Haram. Meanwhile leaders of Togo and Benin visited Niger, to express their solidarity in the struggle against the group. So could this be a turning point?(2/25/2015 1:02:10 AM)
West Africa at a turning point in the fight against Boko Haram?
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Oba of Benin is alive -Traditional council
The Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, has dismissed the rumour that he had passed on. The speculation on the monarch’s demise had gone viral on the Internet on Friday morning. The rumour also intensified with the claim that the Oba did not personally receive President Goodluck Jonathan, during his February 4 presidential rally in Benin,...  [Read More...](2/13/2015 12:42:36 PM)
Fake experts misinforming politicians on card reader – Edo REC
The Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini, on Thursday said some unscrupulous information technologists were misinforming politicians on the use of the card reader in the forthcoming general elections. Igini told journalists in Benin that the commission got “intelligent information” that some politicians were collaborating with Information and Communication Technology experts ...(2/26/2015 2:03:05 PM)
Residents protest outage in Benin
Residents of Ugbiyoko community, Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, stormed the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company on Monday to protest prolonged power outage in the area. It was learnt that the over 70 electricity consumers, comprising men, women and youths‎ trooped to the disco’s office located on Akpakpava road as early...  [Read More...](2/23/2015 8:42:39 AM)
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