'Unsung' Humanitarian Is African of the Year
[Namibian] A man who is doing "extraordinary work in caring for under-privileged people with mental disabilities" has been named 2015 African of the Year by Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper.
Border Dispute With Benin Republic Resurfaces
[Vanguard] ?Neighbouring Benin Republic has invaded 16 villages in Okuta, the border town in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, causing fear and tension in the affected communities.
Daily Trust Unveils 'African of the Year' 2015 Award Winner
[Daily Trust] 'African of the year award is an initiative of DAILY TRUST, Nigeria's leading newspaper. The annual award is for Ordinary Africans who have distinguished themselves in their various walks of life and/or do charity projects in their immediate communities that are of positive impact to the people.
President Vows to Handover After 2016 Polls
[AEP] Benin's President Boni Yayi said Tuesday in Cotonou that he will handover power in April next year to the winner of the presidential elections whose first round will be held on Feb. 28, 2016, an official source revealed.
Ahongbonon Is Daily Trust African of the Year
[Daily Trust] Accra -A national of the Republic of Benin, Gregoire Ahongbonon, has emerged as the winner of the 2015 Daily Trust African of the Year for his humanitarian work to the indigent in parts of Africa.
Benin, Burundi - Two Sides of a Coin
[Nation] A few days before the UN Security Council slapped the president of Burundi's wrist for the violence triggered by his appetite for power, another African leader's decision went largely unnoticed.
Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn Presents Credentials
[U.S. Embassy Cotonou] Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn Presents Credentials (Nov. 08, 2015)
Newspaper Suspended By Regulatory Body
[MFWA] The Beninois media regulatory body, Haute AutoritÃ© de l'Audiovisuel et de la Communication (HAAC) has suspended a private daily, Le Matinal for publishing articles described by the commission president as "abusive".
Africa Champions Cup - First Bank Wallops Energie 107-24 to Seal Final Round Ticket
[This Day] Nigeria's Africa Champions Cup for women hopefully, First Bank Basketball Club yesterday sealed her place in the 2015 Africa biggest women club competition with a 107-24 points victory over Energie Basketball Club of Benin Republic in a reverse fixtures at the Palais des Sports, Cotonou.
Govt Among 25 States Seeking a Global Ban On Ivory Trade
[Nation] Kenya is among 25 African countries that have adopted a declaration demanding a total ban on ivory trade worldwide.
Telcos Seal Nigeria, Benin Partnership
[CAJ News] Abuja -Mobile networks are poised to benefit from a new non-equity partnership two operators have established to cover Nigeria and Benin.