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:
- Fri - Jun 14, 2019: A Ban On Child Labor in Africa Is Not Enough - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Deutsche Welle] Many children in Africa have to work as domestic helps, on plantations or in prostitution to survive. They are robbed of their childhood and guaranteed a life in poverty if they are kept out of school.
- Mon - May 27, 2019: The Long and Winding Road to the DTT Switchover in Africa - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Balancing Act] London -Almost four years have passed since the original ITU deadline for the switchover to digital broadcasting in Africa, designed to free up spectrum, improve broadcast quality and extend viewer choice. Benin and Nigeria offer contrasting stories of progress. Russell Southwood looks at what's happening in Benin and what went wrong in Nigeria.