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2015-02-25 Ceremony to Mark Chinese New Year Held in Benin
[Focac]Cotonou -The Chinese community living in Benin as well as Beninese nationals from various social groups met in the city of Cotonou on Saturday night to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in Benin.

2015-02-23 Afrima - Angelique Kidjo Receives Awards
[Leadership]Beninese multi award winning singer and songwriter, Angelique Kidjo, has said that she is especially honoured when Award Projects on the Continent recognised her with awards for music excellence.

2015-02-17 Enyimba Will Fall in Benin Republic, Says Buffles Captain
[This Day]Captain of Benin side Buffles du Borgou Abdoulaye Ouazeez has vowed his side will dump Enyimba out of the Champions League despite losing 3-0 in Aba at the weekend.

2015-02-12 Six Youths Return From Benin Training
[Daily Observer]Following their completion of a thirty-day intensive training on agriculture and entrepreneurial skills development at the Songhai Centre in Benin, the six Gambian youths have finally returned to Banjul.

2015-02-09 Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy Win to Women of Africa
[allAfrica]African singing star and activist Angélique Kidjo has won her second Grammy Award - a trophy awarded for the Best World Music Album - in a ceremony. From Benin, Kidjo received the award for the album Eve dedicated to African women.

2015-02-10 Angelique Kidjo Among Grammy Winners
[Premium Times]The Grammys 2015 took place at Staples Centre Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8. British born singer and songwriter, Sam Smith won big, taking home four awards in four major categories.

2015-02-04 2015 Elections - Turbulent Times Ahead
[ISS]West Africa is heading towards turbulent times right from the onset of 2015. Citizens in Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso are getting ready to go to the polls, in many cases against a backdrop of political instability.

2015-02-06 30 Gambian Youth Departs for Benin
[Daily Observer]30 Gambian youth who have been selected to undergo a six-month training on agriculture and entrepreneurial skills development at the Songhai Centre in Benin have departed for Benin on Thursday morning. The Government of The Gambia and UNDP funded the training.

2015-02-05 Benin to Import Algerian Butane Gas, Says President Thomas Boni Yayi
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -Benin plans to import Algerian butane gas to meet its energy needs, President Thomas Boni Yayi has announced Wednesday in Oran, at the end of his State visit to Algeria.

2015-02-05 Algeria, Benin for Saharawi People's Self-Determination
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria and Benin have reaffirmed their support to the efforts of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy Christopher Ross, in finding a political solution guaranteeing the Sahrawi people's self-determination, said a joint communiqué published Wednesday at the end of Beninese president Thomas Boni Yayi visit to Algeria.

2015-02-05 Algeria Enjoys Political, Democratic, Security and Financial Stability, Says Beninese President
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -Algeria enjoys a political, democratic, security and financial stability, said Wednesday in Oran President of Benin Thomas Boni Yayi.

2015-02-05 Algeria, Benin for Political Solution to Libyan Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Benin expressed their support to dialogue to find a political solution to the crisis in Libya, said Wednesday a joint statement issued at the end of the state visit of Beninese President Thomas Boni Yayi to Algeria.

2015-02-04 Algeria, Benin Decide to Give New Impetus to Their Bilateral Relations
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Benin decided to give a "new impetus" to their bilateral relations and strengthen their cooperation in several fields, said Tuesday in Algiers Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi who is on a State visit to Algeria.

2015-02-04 Beninese President Starts Visit to Oran
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran (algeria) -President of the Republic of Benin Thomas Boni Yayi headed, Wednesday, for Oran (432-km west of Algiers) as part of his three-day State visit to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2015-02-04 President Bouteflika Holds One-On-One Discussions With Beninese Counterpart
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika held Tuesday in Algiers one-on-one discussions with his Beninese counterpart, Thomas Boni Yayi, who is on a state visit to Algeria.

2015-02-04 Beninese President Receives Sellal
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of Benin, Thomas Boni Yayi received Tuesday, at the Zeralda State residency, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

2015-02-02 West Africa Turns Into Dumping Ground for E-Waste
[CIO]As measures by countries in East and Southern Africa to prevent the dumping of e-waste take effect, West Africa has become a destination for old computers, mobile devices and components.

2015-02-03 Benin President Pays Tribute to National Liberation War Martyrs
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President of Benin Thomas Boni Yayi on Monday in Algiers has paid tribute to the martyrs of the War of National Liberation.

2015-02-03 30 Youths Depart for Training in Benin
[Daily Observer]About 30 Gambian youths have been selected to undergo a six-month training at the Songhai Centre in Benin. The trainees were hosted by the ministers of Agriculture and Youth and Sports to a farewell ceremony on Wednesday at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. The youths were selected from across the country to undergo training in different fields; such as agriculture and entrepreneurial skills development.

2015-02-02 President of Benin On State Visit to Algeria From Monday
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -President Thomas Boni Yayi of Benin will pay a three-day state visit to Algeria from Monday, at the invitation of President the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the presidency of the Republic said Sunday in a statement.

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