COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Representative Democratic Republic
Current President: Patrice Talon
Population: 10,879,829 (2015)
Land Size: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Wed - Mar 22, 2017: Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Balancing Act] London -With certain notable exceptions (Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal), Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been slow to move to greater data use. The legacy of monopoly state-owned telcos has acted as a brake on this transition. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aoud, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about the upgrades he has planned.
- Tue - Mar 14, 2017: Men and Women Farmers Respond Differently to Climate Change - AllAfrica News: Benin
[The Conversation Africa] As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa's farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on gender-specific responses by farmers in Benin.