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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)
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)
Letter from Benin: ear drumming
A doctor is overwhelmed by the inescapable sounds of the growing city My quartier of Parakou used to be known for its tranquillity. No longer. Each night I go to bed with earplugs. Buvettes (small bars) 200 or 300 metres distant send waves of thumping music that rattle my eardrums. It may continue well past midnight. Earlier in the evening the preacher from a nearby church berates the devil, at ...(4/9/2014 4:43:52 PM)
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)
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)
Chester woman goes to land of voodoo to help indigenous
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(4/16/2014 10:54:43 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)
Exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Highly Praised by Beninese Political Figure
Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- Ali Houdou, president of the Socialist Party of Benin, released a statement on April 8 in response to the appeal of the 18th seminar of world political parties on the building of a new society.(4/16/2014 6:09:11 AM)
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