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:
- Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Interpol Rescues Dozens of Children From Slavery at Markets - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Police have rescued 216 human trafficking victims, mainly children, from forced labour and prostitution in a major operation in Benin and Nigeria, Interpol said on Wednesday.
- Mon - Apr 22, 2019: Newspaper Editor Arrested in Benin - AllAfrica News: Benin
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of Casimir Kpédjo, the editor of Beninese newspaper Nouvelle Economie, over a story about Benin's debt. His arrest is indicative of a government desire to control the press, RSF said.