Mon, 06 May 2019 11:21:04 GMT
French Tourists Missing, Guide Found Murdered in Benin
[RFI] Beninese authorities say a body found in a national park in the north of the country is that of a guide for two French tourists missing since last Wednesday. Sources indicate the French tourists may have been kidnapped and taken into neighbouri...

Fri, 03 May 2019 05:27:09 GMT
Soldiers Shoot At Protesters in Post-Election Unrest
[Deutsche Welle] Footage of the demonstrations shows security services firing their guns and water cannons at crowds. Activists have warned of deteriorating freedoms in the long-stable West African nation.

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:54:16 GMT
Benin's Citizens Deprived of Internet On Election Day
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Internet shutdowns in Benin on 28 April that obstructed the free flow of news and information during a parliamentary election with a very low turnout. At first access to social networks was badly dis...

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:19:16 GMT
Agriculture Has a Good Season, but It Wasn't Easy
[IPS] Cotonou -Théophile Houssou, a maize farmer from Cotonou, has spent sleepless nights lying awake worrying about the various disasters that could befall any farmer, often wondering, "What if it rains heavily and all my crops are washed away?" or...

Wed, 01 May 2019 09:33:00 GMT
Journalist Casimir Kpedjo Detained, Facing False News Accusations in Benin
[CPJ] Goma, Congo -Beninese authorities should drop their investigation into Casimir Kpedjo, editor of the privately owned daily Nouvelle Economie, and allow him to report and publish news without fear of harassment or being jailed, the Committee to ...