COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Representative Democratic Republic
Current President: Patrice Talon
Population: 12,864,634 (2020)
Land Size: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Jun 30, 2020: Investigative Journalist Ignace Sossou Released From Prison - AllAfrica News: Benin
[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes the release from prison of Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou.
- Fri - Jun 12, 2020: As Cases Rise Along With Economic Hardship, Countries Grapple With Safely Easing Lockdowns - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Africa Renewal] Some four months after the first COVID-19 case in Africa was reported in Egypt, countries on the continent are beginning to ease public health and social measures, such as lockdowns and curfews, imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic.