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:
- Thu - Aug 3, 2017: Rwanda and Benin to Set Up Joint Airline - AllAfrica News: Benin
[New Times] The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint airline based in Cotonou, where RwandAir, the national carrier, officially launched its new hub on Tuesday, August 1.
- Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Kenya Edge Out Benin in Davis Cup Thriller - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Nation] Kenya made it three wins on the trot after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Benin on Wednesday night in the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Three Tennis Championship at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo.
- Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Angélique Kidjo and Benin's Music Stars Say No to Child Marriage! - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Unicef] Cotonou, Benin -UNICEF international Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo and UNICEF Benin national Goodwill Ambassador Zeynab Abib, along with seven of Benin's greatest artists have joined forces to create a song calling on the population to say NO to child marriage, as part of the national Zero Tolerance Campaign against child marriage.