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Burkina Faso: Rescued hostages praise fallen French commandos

By Thiam Ndiaga and Richard Lough Ouagadougou/Paris (Reuters) - Three hostages freed by French commandos from Islamic militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris on Saturday,...

Putin wants Russo-African ties expanded, warms up to Nigeria

    By Kester Kenn Klomegah         Russian President Vladimir Putin has canvassed for a broadening of ties between the global supper-power and African countries, explaining that current...

Benin Republic, a Ponzi scheme and a long wait for answers

Josué MEHOUENOU with Célia LEBUR in Lagos Cotonou (AFP) Sadiatou used to be a well-off trader of traditional cloth at the market in Benin's economic...

Smugglers’ haven, Benin Republic, suffering from Nigeria’s recession

By Allegresse Sasse and Paul Carsten COTONOU/SEME, Nigeria (Reuters) - On the outskirts of Benin's port city of Cotonou, thousands of used cars fill a...

Police arrests bandits, who robbed Crawford University’s vice chancellor

Four of the bandits, who robbed the Vice Chancellor of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, Professor Rotimi Ajayi, of his Toyota Highlander SUV, five mobile...

Benin Republic’s presidential helicopter crash-lands, Premier escapes unhurt

COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin Republic's Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou walked away unharmed after the helicopter he was travelling in crash-landed in the north of...

Benin Republic suspends newspaper, Le Matinal, for insulting President Yayi Boni

Cotonou (Reuters) - The media regulator in the West African country of Benin has suspended the main private newspaper Le Matinal for allegedly insulting President...

Benin Republic to deploy 800 soldiers against Boko Haram

“This is an opportunity for Benin to express solidarity to countries on the front line against the Islamic sect Boko Haram” Benin Republic President, Yayi Boni

Ebola’s cousin, Lassa fever, kills 9 in Benin Republic

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to...

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