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Africa: A Ban On Child Labor in Africa Is Not Enough

By Silja Fröhlich Many children in Africa have to work as domestic helps, on plantations or in prostitution...

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Africa: The Long and Winding Road to the DTT Switchover in Africa – a Tale of Two Neighbours, Benin and Nigeria, With Very Different Outcomes

analysis London — Almost four years have passed since the original ITU deadline for the switchover to digital...

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West Africa: End of visit of UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa to Benin: Mabingué Ngom renews his commitment to youth

press release Dakar, Senegal – 13th May 2019: The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)...

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West Africa: Benin’s Unrest Reflects a Broader Worrying Trend in West Africa

analysisBy Isabel Linzer Across West Africa, several countries' democratic reputations are under threat. Last week, Benin was propelled...

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Benin Tests the Limits of Democracy

analysisBy Jeannine Ella Abatan At least two dead, several wounded - this is the official human toll of...

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Benin: French Tourists Missing, Guide Found Murdered in Benin

Beninese authorities say a body found in a national park in the north of the country is that...

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Benin – Soldiers Shoot At Protesters in Post-Election Unrest

Footage of the demonstrations shows security services firing their guns and water cannons at crowds. Activists have warned...

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Benin’s Citizens Deprived of Internet On Election Day

Photo: Carine Frenk/FRI Citizens were called to the polls on April 28th to elect their deputies in a...

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Benin: Agriculture Has a Good Season, but It Wasn’t Easy

analysis Cotonou — Théophile Houssou, a maize farmer from Cotonou, has spent sleepless nights lying awake worrying about...

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Nigeria: Elections – Buhari Sends Onyeama to Guinea Bissau, Benin Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)...