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Benin passes new media regulation law
Lawmakers in Benin have approved a new law for the media in a first for the tiny West African nation after recent concern about freedom of expression. "It's the crowning achievement of more than 10 years' battle," said Franck Kpotcheme, president of the Benin media professionals union (UPMB), calling the decision "clear-sighted". Benin was ranked 75th out of 180 countries worldwide in the 2014 ...(1/23/2015 5:08:26 AM)
Benin unveils activities for celebrating Chinese New Year
COTONOU, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Benin, which will hold festivities to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival or Chinese New Year for the sixth time, unveiled a series of related activities on Wednesday.(1/30/2015 5:41:18 AM)
VIDEO: Benin beauty boss cashes in on shea butter
Gilles Adamon, founder of Natura soaps and cosmetics, talks about the shea butter industry in Benin.(1/30/2015 11:02:14 AM)
Benin: Benin's Expansion of Digital Finance
[CGAP]Washington DC -The market for digital financial services in Benin is nascent. With an adult population of approximately 6.5 million, it is fairly small compared to countries like Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal where big players seem to have focused most of their efforts to date. There are currently three providers of mobile money in Benin reaching close to 500,000 mobile money users ...(1/16/2015 1:15:42 PM)
MTN and Ericsson partner to drive e-waste disposal and recycling in Benin
MTN and Ericsson to champion e-waste awareness and collection initiative leveraging Ericsson`s global Ecology Management Product Take-Back Program Ericsson`s Program covers the collection, decommissioning, ...(1/19/2015 11:03:01 AM)
Oshiomhole should retrace his steps —UNIBEN
The University of Benin has demanded that the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, rebuild and hand over to the university the 18 bungalows the state government demolished at the Government Reservation Area in Benin. Authorities of the UNIBEN said rebuilding the bungalows by Oshiomhole was the only solution to the lingering crisis between the university...  [Read More...](1/21/2015 6:42:33 PM)
African Union backs plan for regional task force to fight Boko Haram
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union has endorsed a West African plan to set up a regional task force of 7,500 to fight Islamist Boko Haram militants, a senior official said on Thursday, a vital step towards securing U.N. Security Council backing. Neighbours Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin agreed earlier this month to call on the African Union (AU) to seek U.N ...(1/30/2015 2:17:53 AM)
UNIBEN staff protest demolition of residential quartres
Staff of the University of Benin, Edo State, took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the alleged demolition of their official residential quartres by the state government. The staff, numbering 25, alleged that demolition was carried out on Monday night on the orders of the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, without prior notice. They also accused...  [Read More...](1/6/2015 1:10:29 PM)
Africans may mandate regional force against Boko Haram this week
By Edmund Blair and Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union (AU) might grant a mandate as early as this week for a regional military force to combat Islamist Boko Haram militants, a vital step towards securing U.N. Security Council backing, a diplomat said on Tuesday. Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin agreed in Niger's capital Niamey this month that the AU would seek U.N ...(1/27/2015 12:50:15 PM)
Oshiomhole should rebuild demolished buildings –UNIBEN
The authorities of the University of Benin in Edo State have asked the state Governor Adams Oshiomhole to rebuild and hand over the demolished 18 bungalows at the Government Reservation Area in Benin to the university. Counsel for the university, Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo, stated this on Wednesday while briefing pressmen in Lagos. The contentious buildings,...  [Read More...](1/21/2015 1:57:44 PM)
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