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2015-09-01 Nigeria, Others Scramble for Airspace in Gulf of Guinea
[Guardian] Experts Attribute Development To Quest For Economic Expansion

2015-08-31 Cocaine Worth R50m Seized At or Tambo
[News24Wire] A major haul of 143kg of cocaine in transit to West Africa has instead been transported to the SAPS forensics laboratory in Pretoria, after the police's anti-smuggling unit intercepted the delivery at OR Tambo International Airport.

2015-08-31 Kone Makes Mali Squad for Benin Date
[CAF] France-based midfielder Youssouf Kone has been named in the Malian squad for their 6 September 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifier against Benin away in Porto Novo.

2015-08-27 Journalist Arrested for Article On Country's President
[MFWA] On August 13, 2015, officers of the Anti-Crime Brigade arrested Boris Tougan, the managing-editor of the daily L'EnquĂȘteur.

2015-08-24 BĂ©ninoise Varsity Graduates 149 Students With Eight Nigerians Making First Class
[Guardian] OGHUVWU Felix, alongside seven other Nigerian students made first class (Summa Cum Laude) at Institute Le Citoyen University Republic of Benin.

2015-08-19 Republic of Benin to Link Rail Line to Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -President Boni Yayi of Republic of Benin has offered to build a Railway line all the way from Cotonou to Madakali, a boarder town with Kebbi State in Nigeria to boost economic relations.

2015-08-17 Benin Republic to Construct Railway Line, Road to Nigeria
[Leadership] The President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, has promised to construct railway line and a road to link up with Nigeria through Kebbi State. He has also proposed to build a dry port at Ilwa where the country also shares border with Nigeria.

2015-08-17 Kebbi Govt to Establish Dry Port on Nigeria, Benin Republic Border
[This Day] Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and officials of the Republic of Benin have commenced discussion on the establishment of a dry port on the Nigeria-Benin border.

2015-08-13 Benin Republic to Investigate Extortion Allegation Against Border Officials
[Daily Trust] The Benin Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Muhutalo Laleye, on Thursday pledged that his country would investigate allegations of extortion against its border officials by Nigerians.

2015-08-13 Nigeria, Benin Republic Begin Talk on Settlement of Border Dispute
[Daily Trust] Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Thursday began a 3-day official visit to Benin Republic, to dialogue with the country's authority on amicable settlement of border dispute with Nigeria.

2015-08-10 Why Should West Africa Hesitate to Endorse Term Limits?
[allAfrica] Dakar -President Barack Obama's widely-publicised remarks in Addis Ababa on African presidents who refuse to step down when their terms end highlights a vigorous debate which is going on across the continent.

2015-08-11 Akon Lighting Africa Unveils Its Strategy in Benin
[CIO] The co-founders of Akon Lighting Africa unveiled their long-term objective to use solar activities to drive education by introducing connected tablet devices. During a stop in Benin, which was the last stop on this two-week road show during which Akon Lighting Africa concluded its African road show last in Benin. The three co-founders, Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily inspected the new street lamps installed in the district of Pahou, near to the capital Cotonou with Prime Minister, Mr. Lionel Zinsou.

2015-08-10 Gains of Buhari's Visit to Republic of Benin
[Daily Trust] Cotonou -President Muhammadu Buhari attended the 55th Independence National Day Anniversary of Republic of Benin and got a pledge of troops for the fight against Boko Haram, among other gains; Daily Trust on Saturday reports.

2015-08-10 Cote d'Ivoire's National Day
[State Department] Washington, DC -On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Cote d'Ivoire as you celebrate your national independence on August 7.

2015-08-07 Could the World Bank Solve Boko Haram?
[ISS] When it comes to the fight against Boko Haram, Nigeria's new president Muhammadu Buhari has been busy.

2015-08-07 29 Graduates From Songhai Centre Deployed to Chamen
[Daily Observer] Following completion of a six-month training on various areas of agriculture at the Songhai International Centre in Benin, 29 Gambian youths have been deployed for another half an year at the Chamen Agricultural Multi Seed Centre in the North Bank Region as trainees and instructors.

2015-08-03 Buratai Hands Over Mnjtf Command to Abbah
[This Day] The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj-Gen. Yusuf Buratai has formally handed over the Command of the Multi National Joint Task Force formed by the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists, to another Infantry Corps Officer, Maj-Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah. Burutai carried out the former handing over ceremony Frirday at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, where he charged Abbah to ensure smooth take-off and effective coordination of the force.

2015-08-03 Benin's National Day
[State Department] Washington, DC -On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Benin as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence on August 1.

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