FG Accuses Benin, Cameroon Republics of Sabotaging Local Rice Production

[Vanguard] The Federal Government is to initiate an awareness campaign to sensitise Nigerians on inherent dangers in consuming imported rice, and accused neighbouring Benin and Cameroon of making policies to undermine the country’s rice revolution.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government is to initiate an awareness campaign to sensitise Nigerians on inherent dangers in consuming imported rice, and accused neighbouring Benin and Cameroon of making policies to undermine the country's rice revolution.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children’s Scheme

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognised right.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognised right.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Benin Leader’s Visit Is France’s First Test on Returning African Art Treasures

[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art — intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliqué cloth — stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom’s might.

[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art -- intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliqué cloth -- stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom's might.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa’s most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument — the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) — will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018.

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

For U.S.$6 a Month, Child Trafficking Nearly Halted in Hotspot

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and mi…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and mines, the World Bank said.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

‘We Take Our Pregnant Wives to Benin Republic’

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years “but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State …

[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State government need serious advise on the need to pay attention to the well being of Nigerians, wherever they are."

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Mentoring Platform Aims to Help African Start-Ups Beat Skills Gap

[Innovation in Africa] Many African start-up founders are just out of higher education and often lack the knowledge and understanding required to make a success of their business. Mentorat Club co-founder Hadjara Idriss launched its online mentor netwo…

[Innovation in Africa] Many African start-up founders are just out of higher education and often lack the knowledge and understanding required to make a success of their business. Mentorat Club co-founder Hadjara Idriss launched its online mentor network to bridge this gap.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Stars Set for Benin Test

[Daily News] Confident Taifa Stars face hosts Benin today in a FIFA date friendly match at Stade de I’Amitie’ in Cotonou. The game which falls on the FIFA calendar will see the country’s envoys play without two key strikers; Mbwana Samatta who plays fo…

[Daily News] Confident Taifa Stars face hosts Benin today in a FIFA date friendly match at Stade de I'Amitie' in Cotonou. The game which falls on the FIFA calendar will see the country's envoys play without two key strikers; Mbwana Samatta who plays for KRC Genk and Tenerife FC player, Farid Mussa, both still nursing injuries.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin