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:
- Tue - Apr 10, 2018: Railway Development - Benin, Niger Seek Chinese Funding for Rail Link - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Cameroon Tribune] The line is meant to complete the West African rail network.
- Tue - Apr 3, 2018: FG Accuses Benin, Cameroon Republics of Sabotaging Local Rice Production - AllAfrica News: Benin
[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.
- Sat - Mar 24, 2018: Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme - AllAfrica News: Benin
[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.