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15 hrs ago | Boxing Scene

Marcus Dawkins vs. Victor Kpadenue Clash in Benin

This Saturday, professional boxer Marcus Dawkins of Colorado Springs, Colorado will be fighting for the vacant IBU title.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Colorado Springs, CO

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Newstime Africa

Receiving Benin's highest honour - Sierra Leone...

The honour of Grand Commander of the National Order of the Republic of Benin was conferred on the President by his host, President Boni Yayi at the Presidential Palace in Cotonou.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sierra Leone, Thomas Yayi, Ernest Bai Koroma

Sat Jul 19, 2014

In-depth Africa

Makoko: A strange kind of saviour

And while many of the residents have embraced other forms of occupation, it remains primarily a fish market bedeviled by environmental and infrastructural problems.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Weird

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Eastern Skyjet B732 at Libreville on Jul 17th 2014, aircraft on landing struck person on runway

An Eastern Skyjet Boeing 737-200 on behalf of Senegal Airlines, registration A6-ESR performing flight DN-55 from Cotonou to Libreville with 130 passengers and 7 crew, landed on Libreville's runway but struck a person on the runway fatally injuring the person.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Gabon, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Wed Jul 16, 2014


FIFA ban: Benin Republic reject Nigeria

AN international friendly match involving Nigerian club Sunshine Stars and Benin Republic in Cotonou has been called off following a FIFA ban on Nigeria, officials informed .


Related Topix: Africa

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Segbefia Grilled Over Stolen Cars

Alex Segbefia Deputy Minister-designate for Defence, Alex Segbefia was subjected to thorough grilling on Friday when he appeared before Parliament's Appointments Committee vetting ministerial nominees.


Related Topix: World News, Togo, Africa,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Walta Information Centre

West African Development Bank re-appoint President Chistian...

The West African Development Bank is the common development finance institution of the eight member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union According to a press release African Press Organization sent to WIC, at their meeting held on 28 June 2014 in Dakar, the WAMU Council of Ministers re-appointed Mr. Chistian Adovelande, ... (more)


Related Topix: Senegal, World News, Africa

Sat Jul 05, 2014


Apart from solar technology, we give life through water - Aganbi

F elix Oritseweyinmi Aganbi, managing director /CEO, Akogate Ventures, is a graduate of engineering from the University of Ibadan.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa

Tue Jul 01, 2014


Thailand: Thai rice exports in 2014 projected at 9 million tonnes

The Thai Rice Exporters Association has projected that Thailand will be able to export 9 million tonnes of rice this year, the highest level in three years, with earnings of US$4.75 billion.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Benin: Court Verdict Raises Concern About Freedom of Information in Benin

Benin is relatively highly placed at 75th of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, and is ranked 16th among African countries.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Thomas Yayi, Journalism

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Art Daily

Georges Ad agbo: The Birth of Stockholm..! opens at Moderna Museet in Stockholm

Georges Adeagbo, La naissance de Stockholm..! Commissioned, bought and found objects.


Related Topix: Africa, Painting, Arts

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Daily Kos

Spammer demands proof I'm not dead

For anyone who might need a laugh today, I thought I'd share this incredibly funny spam I just got.


Related Topix: Email Spam, Africa, World News

Turkish Airlines adds further German and African spokes to its hub

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Related Topix: Cote d'Ivoire, World News, Africa

Tue Jun 24, 2014


The African City That's Built Entirely on Stilts

Cotonou is the largest city in Benin, a small West African republic on the Gulf of Guinea.


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