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Benin : Africa in Pictures

Some photos of Benin

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Benin : IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Benin and Approves US$16.4 Million Disbursement COTONOU, Benin, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Benin’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility […]

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Benin’s National Day

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 31, 2013   On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Benin as you celebrate the 53rd anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 1. The United States […]

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Benin – Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Benin COTONOU, Benin, July 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Cotonou during July 1-12, 2013 to conduct discussions on the fifth review of the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), approved by the IMF Executive Board on […]

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Malaria in Benin

Malaria in Africa is a huge issue and impacts on the economy through the many hours missed by workers. Malaria is endemic  and you can see the areas at risk from malaria in the map below. Rob Baker and his family lived in Benin. You’ll notice that Cotonou (far south of Benin, the broccoli-shaped country in West […]

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Rob Baker : What’s that vehicle carrying ?

I lost count of the weird and wonderful overloaded vehicles I saw in various African countries. Sometimes you wonder how the vehicle keeps on the road – or is allowed on the road.  The principle appears to be – as long as the vehicle still moves it is OK. We even contributed to the vehicle […]

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Rob Baker : A visit to the King of Allada, Benin

Guest Post by Rob Baker, ethnomusicologist On Friday, Rob went to meet the King of Allada! Here’s his royal palace: Not quite Buckingham, but not to worry! We had to wait for a couple of hours before he would grant us an audience, then we were invited into his throne room. Here’s the throne: Each […]

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Rob Baker : I love Africa because ….

Rob Baker is an ethnomusicologist who has worked in West Africa. This guest post about every day life in Benin and Mali is the first in a series he is contributing to SocioLingo Africa. 1. Recycling is part of everyday life, which can result in some extremely resourceful uses of waste: 2. People always find […]

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Visit to Japan of His Excellency Dr. Boni Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin

TOKYO, Japan, February 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — From February 27 to March 4, H.E. Dr. Boni Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin, and Mrs. Yayi, will make a working visit to Japan. During their stay in Japan, President Boni Yayi and Mrs. Yayi will meet Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of […]

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Benin TV director convicted for offending president

NEW YORK, January 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An appellate court in Benin should overturn the conviction and toss out a prison sentence handed to the director of a private television stationlast week in connection with a broadcast of a press conference in September in which a former presidential adviser criticized President Boni Yayi, […]

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New EU initiative to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

A new project combats piracy BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new project which will boost security and the safety of maritime routes across seven African countries in the Gulf of Guinea was announced today by the European Union. The Critical Maritime Routes in the Gulf of Guinea Programme […]

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Africa IMF Reports : Benin 2012

IMF Reports for Benin 2012 Press Release: Benin and IMF to Co-Host High-Level Conference On Public Service Reform http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr1202.htm Press Release: Concluding Statement by an IMF Mission to Benin http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr1219.htm Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under Benin’s Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Approves US$16.4 Million Disbursement http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr12105.htm Country Report No. 12/99: Benin: […]

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