BENIN | BENIN

24-Aug-2019 to 11:24

CPJ urges Benin to decriminalise press offenses

APA-Cotonou (Benin) — The government of Benin should act to decriminalize press offenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday, after journalist Ignace Sossou was convicted of false news for reporting on corporate finances.

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07-Aug-2019 to 12:41

Benin: Capsized boat claims 12 lives

APA - Cotonou (Benin) — Twelve out of the 17 passengers of a motorized boat, including eight women and four men died on early Tuesday on Lake Aheme.

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04-Jul-2019 to 08:42

Digital services: W/Bank provides $100m to rural Benin

APA-Cotonou (Benin) By Ulvaeus Balogoun — Rural populations in Benin will soon have easy access to digital solutions thanks to a World Bank support to the tune of $100 million.

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13-Jun-2019 to 13:17

Benin gets $100m World Bank funding to deal with flooding

APA - Cotonou (Benin) — The World Bank, through the International Development Association, one of its three subsidiaries, has granted Benin $100 million, or 57 billion CFA francs, to efficiently fight floods in Benin, APA learned on Thursday in Cotonou, the nation’s economic hub.

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21-May-2019 to 13:21

Benin’s President extols election reforms

APA - Cotonou (Benin) — Benin’s President Patrice Talon has defended the new electoral process introduced las month, stressing that it had led to “major reforms,” reports said on Tuesday.

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17-May-2019 to 07:54

Benin: New MPs officially installed

APA-Cotonou (Benin) By Ulvaeus Balogoun — Elected for a four year-term, MPs of Benin’s eighth legislature took office at the end of a ceremony chaired by the Office of the most senior officials of the new National Assembly, in accordance with Article 6 of procedural rules.

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03-May-2019 to 14:37

Benin’s poll attracts over 27 percent turnout

APA-Cotonou (Benin) — The legislative elections held last Sunday in Benin had a turnout rate of 27.12 percent for a total estimated 4,992,399 registered voters, announced the Constitutional Court, which also confirmed the victory of the Progressive Union with 47 seats out of 83 seats at stake.

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