Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Togo Meet to Protect Gulf of Guinea
[This Day]Calabar -Four countries comprising the ECOWAS Maritime Pilot Zone E; Republic of Benin, Nigeria, Niger, and Togo met in Calabar, Cross River State, yesterday to formally agree on the final operational plan and resource commitment towards securing the Gulf of Guinea from activities of criminals.
Benin President Writes to Gambian Counterpart
[Daily Observer]The President of the Republic Benin, His Excellency Boni Yayi has written to his Gambian counterpart, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, felicitating him on the occasion of the Eid El Kabir.
SA's De Jager Elected PAFO President
[CAJ News]Pretoria -SOUTH African, Theo de Jager, has been elected President of Pan African Farmers' Organisation (PAFO) at the organisation's Ordinary General Assembly (OGA) in Cotonou, Benin.
Solar Revolution Sweeps Villages
[SciDev.Net]In many off-grid villages in West Africa, solar power now provides energy for lighting, cooking and street lights.
U.S. Embassy Donates 1,000 Soccer Balls to Minister of Youth and Sports
[U.S. Embassy Cotonou]On November 24, Public Affairs Officer Paco Perez gave opening remarks at an official donation ceremony in which the U.S. Embassy donated 1,000 nearly indestructible One World Futbol soccer balls to the Ministry. Sponsored by Chevrolet, these balls were designed for play in developing countries - they never go flat, will never require a pump, and are expected to last for years.
Embassy Hosts Training on Gender-Based Violence
[U.S. Embassy Cotonou]On November 25th, in recognition of the International Day Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), Mission Cotonou teamed with the "Girls & Women Empowerment Committee" of the Ambassador's Youth Council to organize a roundtable event where USAID' specialist on gender-based issues spoke to an audience about Benin's recent law on GBV, and IVLP alumna and former Minister of Justice, Mrs.
West Africa Faces Severe Risks in 2015 As Six Countries Head to the Polls
[OSIWA]Dakar -As citizens from six West African countries head to the polls to elect new heads of state in 2015, key regional and international decision-makers have started laying the groundwork for an effective response plan to address anticipated electoral challenges and risks.
Five Lake Chad Region Nations Meet Over Boko Haram
[Guardian]Abuja -THE fourth meeting of military and security chiefs from the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Benin Republic began in Nigeria capital's Abuja with Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Lt Gen Aliyu Gusau Mohammed urging member nation to forge closer collaboration towards curbing the violence of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Nigeria, Neighbours Need More Co-Operation to Defeat Terrorism - Jonathan
[Leadership]President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in N'Djamena, the Chadian Capital, reiterated the need for Nigeria and its neighbours to intensify joint actions and cooperation to defeat terrorism and insurgency.