French Court Blocks Extradition in Alleged Assassination Plot
[RFI]A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yaya.
How Jonathan Pressured Benin to Free Former Niger Delta Militant
[Premium Times]Ex-Niger-Delta militant, Mujahid Asaro-Dokubo, who was arrested last week in Benin Republic, was released after the tiny West African country came "under pressure" from President Goodluck Jonathan, the Benin Foreign Affairs ministry have confirmed.
Govts Tightly Control Broadcasters - Report
[AfriMAP]Johannesburg -An eleven-country study entitled: On Air: an overview, which looks closely at the current status of broadcasting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, has concluded that public broadcasting in Africa has a long way to go if it is to align with continental and regional frameworks, which promote open and free public spaces where all issues concerning people's lives can be aired and debated.
Militants to Benin Republic Govt - Release Asari-Dokubo Or...
[Vanguard]A group loyal to the Niger Delta activist, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, NDPVF, has warned the authorities of Benin Republic to free the former militant leader or be ready to face its wrath.
[Premium Times]A Niger-Delta armed activist, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has been released by security officials in Benin Republic. Mr. Dokubo-Asari was arrested in the neighbouring countryon Tuesday, his lawyer Festus Keyamo, said.
Asari Dokubo's Arrest - Keyamo Appeals for Jonathan's Intervention
[Premium Times]Festus Keyamo, counsel to former Niger-Delta militant, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has written a letter of appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to directly intervene in the arrest and detention of his client by the Beninese police.
Asari Dokubo Arrested in Benin Republic
[Premium Times]A former Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, Tuesday Afternoon by Beniniose police also known as gendarmes.
A Tribute to Agricultural Research and Partnership in Africa - Dr Papa Seck Receives France's 'lĂ©gion d'Honneur'
[PR Newswire]Cotonou, Benin -The insignia of the Chevalier of LĂ©gion d'honneur - France's highest distinction -was conferred on Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck by Madame Kuster-MĂ©nager, Ambassador of France in Benin, in a brief ceremony in Cotonou on 22 November 2013.
Journalists Arrested, 17 Students Injured in University Demonstration
[IFEX]Two journalists, Elvis Tonoukouin (reporter) and Idrissou Boukary (cameraman) of privately-owned television station Canal 3 were on November 4, 2013, arrested by police for covering a demonstration at the University of Abomey-Calavi.
Benin Seeks ECA Support for 10 Million-Souls, 10 Million-Trees Project
[ECA]Warsaw -Benin's minister for environment and forestry, Mr. Raphael Edou, says his country will look towards every relevant regional institution, including the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), to realize President Yayi Boni's dream of getting each souls in his country plant a tree each year.
Two Journalists Arrested, 17 Students Injured in a Demonstration
[MFWA]Two journalists, Elvis Tonoukouin (reporter) and Idrissou Boukary (cameraman) of privately-owned television stationCanal 3 were on November 4, 2013, arrested by police for covering a demonstration at the University of Abomey-Calavi.
Countries With Greatest Family Planning Needs Lead Progress to Expand Access to Contraceptives
[FP2020]Addis Ababa -At global conference, five more nations announce landmark family planning pledges to improve health and drive economic development
UN Expert Decries Levels of Child Abuse
[UN News]A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Benin to make child protection a priority in its agenda, following a visit to the country which revealed that violence and exploitation of children is of serious concern.