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News: Benin

We have started to collect the most important news related to Benin in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Benin: news

Former CAR leader 'goes into exile'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 20:58
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Former Central African Republic interim President Michel Djotodia, who quit on Friday, has arrived in Benin, where it is thought he will go into exile.
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Benin foils renewed 'coup attempt'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:15

Police in the West African state of Benin are hunting for the third alleged plotter suspected of mounting a failed coup to unseat President Thomas Boni Yayi.
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Benin bodies dug up and beheaded

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 20:10

More than 100 bodies have been decapitated in graves in Benin, police say, in what is believed to be a crime linked to extreme Voodoo practices.
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Three charged over Benin 'plot'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 12:49

Three people are charged over an alleged plot to poison Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi by substituting his medicine with a toxic substance.
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Benin leader 'poison plot' foiled

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 22:16

Three people said to be close to Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi are held over an alleged plot to poison him, authorities confirm.
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In pictures: Benin's spooky dolls

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 0:10

Images of the spooky art made in Benin from baby toys
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AUDIO: Lionel Loueke's African heritage

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 0:26
related countries: United States United States

Benin born, US-based jazz guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke speaks to BBC Africa about his combination of jazz and African music.
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US 'scam victim' freed in Benin

Friday, June 1st 2012, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

A US national kidnapped last week in Benin after reportedly being the victim of an internet scam is freed by security forces, an official says.
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Pope urges Africa reconciliation

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 19:56

Pope Benedict has presented plans by the Roman Catholic church to encourage reconciliation in Africa, on the second day of his visit to the state of Benin.
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VIDEO: Pope urges Africans to reject voodoo

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 8:26

Pope Benedict is on a visit to Benin where he will urge African Christians to reject what he calls magic and witchcraft.
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