COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Representative Democratic Republic
Current President: Patrice Talon
Population: 11,340,504 (2018)
Land Size: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Nov 28, 2019: Govt Orders EU Ambassador to Leave - Reports - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Deutsche Welle] The West African nation has reportedly moved to expel the EU ambassador, on accusations of interfering in domestic affairs. Benin has faced a crisis after a new election law excluded opposition parties.
- Wed - Nov 27, 2019: Border Closure - Obasanjo Backs Buhari - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Vanguard] Lagos -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, spoke in favour of Nigeria's partial border closure with neighbours, asking Benin Republic to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries.
- Wed - Nov 27, 2019: Border Closure - Benin Must Be Sincere With Nigeria, Says Obasanjo - AllAfrica News: Benin
[This Day] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged Nigeria's neighbour, Benin Republic, to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries.
- Thu - Nov 21, 2019: Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy and Trevor Noah Get Grammy Nod for 2020 - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Citizen] Africa is heavily represented for the 2020 Grammy Awards as Angélique Kidjo, Burna Boy & Trevor Noah have been nominated for famous show.
- Mon - Nov 18, 2019: Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti's Poor - AllAfrica News: Benin
[VOA] French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.