COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Representative Democratic Republic
Current President: Patrice Talon
Population: 11,038,805 (2017)
Land Size: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sat - Feb 9, 2019: Lassa Fever - WHO Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response.
- Fri - Feb 8, 2019: 6 Russian Sailors Abducted By Pirates in Benin Released in Nigeria - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Vanguard] Six Russian sailors that were abducted last month, off Cotonou, Benin Republic waters in the Gulf of Guinea, have been released in Nigeria.
- Thu - Jan 31, 2019: Berlin Museum Stirs Debate With Plans for Colonial-Era Remembrance Room - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Deutsche Welle] Genocide in former German South West Africa, looted art on show: For some, the Humboldt Forum's plan to draw attention to the crimes of German colonial rule in Africa doesn't go far enough.