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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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Pope arrives in 'home of Voodoo'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 17:46

Huge crowds greet Pope Benedict XVI in Benin, widely seen as the home of Voodoo, on his second visit to Africa which has the world's fastest-growing Roman Catholic population.
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VIDEO: Nigeria and Benin try to combat pirates

Friday, September 30th 2011, 3:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria and its West African neighbour Benin have begun joint naval patrols in an attempt to curb the rising threat of pirates.
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Nigeria and Benin tackle piracy

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 0:21
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria and its West African neighbour, Benin, are to begin joint naval patrols to combat an increased number of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Piracy levels 'soaring' off Benin

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 20:43

Levels of piracy are soaring off the coast of Benin in west Africa, with 15 attacks in the first half of the year compared to none a year ago, officials say.
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