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:
- Mon - Jan 20, 2020: Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France - AllAfrica News: Benin
[VOA] More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin -- ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy -- still awaits them. But on Friday, a small museum outside Cotonou celebrated the return of antique royal scepters gifted by a group of Paris gallery owners.
- Tue - Jan 14, 2020: Beninese Reporter Jailed for Tweets, Quoted Official Accurately - AllAfrica News: Benin
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Ignace Sossou, a Beninese investigative journalist who has been held for more than two weeks because of his tweets about the comments that the Cotonou public prosecutor made at a media workshop.
- Tue - Dec 24, 2019: Benin Authorities Arrest Journalist Ignace Sossou, Question Him About Facebook Posts - AllAfrica News: Benin
[CPJ] Vancouver, Canada -Authorities in Benin should immediately release and halt efforts to intimidate journalist Ignace Sossou and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.