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China helps Benin to cope with COVID-19

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The Chinese Embassy in Benin donated a large quantity of sanitary materials to Benin's National Assembly as part of its contribution to the fight...
The World Bank

World Bank to grant Benin 50 mln USD to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

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The World Bank will provide Benin with 50 million U.S. dollars to cope with socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, according to statement reaching Xinhua...
Covid

COVID-19 cases soar to 1,017 in Benin

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Benin's total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 1,017 after the country reported 115 more infections on Thursday, according to the official data. The...
Benin

Benin reports 83 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 388

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Benin on Friday reported 83 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 388, according to the official...
Benin

Benin records 102 new COVID-19 cases

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Benin's ministry of health said 102 new confirmed COVID-19 cases had been recorded on Thursday in the country in a statement on Friday. ...
Covid-19

Benin confirms first case of COVID-19

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Benin confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Monday, the country's Ministry of Health said in a statement. According to this...
Chinese Spring Festival

Chinese share Spring Festival joy in Benin

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The 11th edition of the festival marking the Chinese New Year celebration kicked off in Benin's economic capital Cotonou. The Chinese ambassador...

ASKY takes delivery of new Boeing 737-800 aircraft

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The Management of the Pan-African airline, ASKY, has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the Lomé Airport (Hub) in the presence of...
Benin

China, Benin hold exhibition to celebrate cultural exchanges

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A bout twenty plastic artists from China and Benin joined a photo art exhibition opened Tuesday in the Chinese cultural center of Cotonou, Benin's...
Teacher

Chinese experts help train Benin teachers

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Chinese experts have started a program to train some 40 teachers from Benin's technical and vocational schools in Akassato, 30 km north to the...
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10 African countries to attend International African Authenticity Festival in Benin

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Ten African countries will take part in the 2019 International African Authenticity Festival (FILAA) to be held from November 15-17 in Benin's economic...
Benin

Benin to hold national dialogue to find way out of socio-political crisis

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A national dialogue will be held next Thursday in Benin under the chairmanship of President Patrice Talon to discuss way out of socio-political crisis...
dollars

AFD grants Benin about US$42 million package to remake Ganvie town

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The French development agency (AFD) has provided Benin government with a financial package of up to 42 million U.S. dollars to carry out the...

Chinese movie roadshow starts in Benin

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Chinese ambassador to Benin, Peng Jingtao, has launched, a 15-city Chinese movies' roadshow across Benin as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of...
Gas Pipeline

Chinese company to fund pipeline construction in Benin

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A Chinese petroleum and gas company will fund pipeline construction for an amount of 1.3 million U.S. dollars in Benin to enable oil and...
Patrice Talon

Benin president appoints new government of 24 ministers

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Benin President Patrice Talon Thursday carried out cabinet reshuffle disclosing a new government of 24 ministers, compared to 22 previously. According to the...
malaria

Benin to step up malaria fight with Global Fund support

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Benin plans to acquire 500,000 long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets to step up the fight against malaria with the support of the Global Fund,...
musical instruments

Join the African Music Caravan from Cotonou to Cuba and Back

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Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop   By Franck Kuwonu It’s Sunday night at Aba House, an open-air bar in Lomé, Togo’s...
Chinese-volunteer

The 18th “Chinese Bridge” language competition held in Cotonou

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Marie Laure Akoussan will represent Benin at the 18th Chinese Bridge Competition of Chinese Proficiency for Foreign College Students scheduled for July this year...

Swiss Prez Doris Leuthard to visit Ghana, July 12

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The official talks in Accra (Ghana) are set to take place on Wednesday, 12 July, and those in Cotonou (Benin) on Thursday, 13 July In...
Job seekers communicate with the staff of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) at the job fair in Accra, Ghana, March 18, 2017. Ghanaian graduates and students flocked to the premises of the University of Ghana on Saturday to take part in the 2017 campus recruitment fair organized by the Confucius Institute. The purpose of the campus recruitment was to connect Chinese enterprises with Ghanaian students. (Xinhua/Shi Song)

Confucius Institute teachers Benin Students Kite-Making

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Benin students at the Confucius Institute of the Abomey-Calavi University learned how to make traditional Chinese kites at a workshop here on Saturday. At least...

Human rights and energy top of agenda for 9th Africa Carbon Forum

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Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin,...

Benin’s Confucius Institute celebrates third Chinese music festival

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Confucius Institute at University of Abomey-Calavi on Wednesday celebrated the third edition of Chinese music festival here. "We simply intend to have...

Benin’s Confucius Institute marks Dragon Boat Festival

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Learners at Confucius Institute of Abomey-Calavi's University on Monday celebrated the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, about 30 km north to the economic capital Cotonou. ...
West African Gas Pipelines have received gas from Nigeria over the past 3 years

West African gas pipeline project to be reinvigorated

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A regional meeting is expected on Friday in the capital Cotonou to eliminate bottlenecks that impede the good operation of the West African gas...

Confucius Institute in Benin extends classroom to Adjarra University Center

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Confucius Institute in Benin on Wednesday inaugurated a Confucius Classroom in the University Center of Adjarra, 45 km south-east to the economic capital Cotonou. ...
Cyclists compete during the 12th Benin International Cycling Tour in Cotonou, capital of Benin, July 19, 2015. At least 96 cyclists from Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Nigeria, Senegal and Congo took part in 12th Benin International Cycling Tour. The team of Burkina Faso won the trophy for the best Castel team in the competition. (Xinhua/Polycarpe Toviho)

Burkina rider wins first stage of international cycling race in Benin

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Rider Mathias Sorgho from Burkina Faso on Wednesday won the 160 km long first stage of the 14th international cycling race of Benin. ...
foreign investment

Sixteen countries examine creation of Africa investment fund in Benin

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Sixteen African countries examined, from February 23 to 24, in the capital Cotonou, the creation of an African investment fund (FIA) with a capital...
trade

Benin sees China as leading foreign trade partner during Q4 2016

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China ranks as ninth importer and fourth exporter country of Benin during the fourth quarter 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis...
Forests

Benin plans to protect forests against threats

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Benin's government plans to develop a legislation to protect forests under serious threats of destruction in the country. A source close to...