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Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?

The eight Francophone states that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union have agreed to drop the use of the CFA Franc...

By Iwa Salami 27 Feb 2020

Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin

The government of Benin should act to decriminalise press offenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said last week, after journalist Ignace Sossou was convicted of false news for reporting on corporate finances...

27 Aug 2019

Benin bolsters West African LNG market

As the continent attempts to revitalise its energy sector, bring in private capital and develop gas-to-power, it is the small West African country of Benin that observers should look for positive developments.

By Mickael Vogel 7 Aug 2019

First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

Entries open for the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival in Benin...

24 May 2019

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers...

16 Apr 2019

Beninese, Nigerian startups selected for Food Connection Challenge

In all, the Food Connection Challenge received 88 applications from Benin and 228 from Nigeria, with an independent jury selecting those SMEs they considered the most promising and the best fit for the programme.

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m...

22 Nov 2017

MTN to comply with Benin demand

MTN Benin says it will comply with a deadline set by the country's telecommunications regulator, which has warned that the mobile operator could face sanctions over unpaid fees...

By Nick Hedley 16 Nov 2017

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

Locals are turning to crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa that are challenging Google Maps for dominance on the continent...

21 Jun 2017

Benin smartphone app brings museums into homes

COTONOU: Admiring paintings or photographs by Africa's greatest contemporary artists is a luxury in Benin, where museums are scarce and most people lack money to travel farther afield...

23 Jun 2015

Porto Novo: an African city taking action against climate change

Taking action against climate change is hugely important in the developing countries. This is particularly true for African countries, where the impacts of climate change will hit harder...

By Lorena Pasquini 22 Jun 2015

Mobile commerce service 'Flous' expands to Benin

Etisalat Group's mobile phone-based commerce service, 'Flous', has expanded into Benin through its subsidiary Etisalat Moov.

17 Dec 2013

TV station director sentenced to hard labour in Benin

A court in Cotonou, Benin, on 16 January 2013 sentenced Berthe Cakpossa, director of the privately-owned television channel Canal 3 Benin, to three months in prison with hard labour for airing a press conference in which a former government official alleged corrupt practices in president Yayi Boni's government.

28 Jan 2013

eLearning Africa Report shows ICTs transform education

Max Ahouéké, minister of communication and information and communication technologies of Benin, will this week present the results of the eLearning Africa Report, which shows the impact of new technology and improved connectivity on education throughout Africa.

22 May 2012

Press regulators halt publication in Benin

Reporters Without Borders is perplexed at the indefinite closure of a daily newspaper by the High Authority for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC) on 8 December and warns of the risk of further abuses.

13 Dec 2011

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