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Benin : Benin president stresses Iran’s role in global peace, stability
on 2013/4/15 20:38:42
Benin

Benin’s President Thomas Yayi Boni has described Iran as a major regional power and highlighted the Islamic Republic’s role in maintaining peace and stability across the world.

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Benin : Benin President confers with Ghanaian leaders on election
on 2012/12/11 18:08:08
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The Chairman of the African Union Commission, Benin President Thomas Yayi Boni, arrived in Ghana Monday afternoon to hold talks with Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and other Ghanaian leaders.

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Benin : Clinton in Benin for last stop of African tour
on 2012/8/11 13:40:41
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AFP
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the West African nation of Benin on Friday on the final stop of a 10-day African tour.

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Benin : American kidnapped in Benin is freed
on 2012/6/2 17:08:18
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AP
COTONOU, Benin (AP) — A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior confirmed an American citizen who was kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin earlier this month has been freed and two of his abductors are in custody.

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Benin : French FM discusses African crises with Benin leader
on 2012/2/26 14:38:27
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AFP
France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Saturday discussed the many crises raging in Africa during talks with the leader of Benin, who is also the current president of the African Union.

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Benin : African leaders end security talks in Benin
on 2012/2/19 13:32:11
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AFP
African leaders on Saturday met for talks on security issues as fresh violence in Mali has sparked what rights groups say is the Sahel region's worst human rights crisis in 20 years.

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Benin : African crises dominate talks as Benin takes AU helm
on 2012/1/30 18:31:58
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AFP
The African Union's new chairman faced tough challenges Sunday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that a furious row between Sudan and South Sudan threatened regional security.

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Benin : Benin seeks planes, boats to fight W. Africa pirates
on 2011/8/17 17:28:33
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Reuters
DAKAR (Reuters) - Benin is seeking to buy planes and patrol boats to fight a rise in piracy off its coast, and may also ask the United Nations for help policing regional waters, the U.S. envoy to the West African state said on Tuesday.

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Benin : Dozens of ships fleeing Benin waters due to piracy: navy
on 2011/8/12 19:34:52
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Reuters
COTONOU (Reuters) - A spike in pirate attacks off Benin has forced dozens of ships to steer clear of the West African state's waters, the head of the country's navy said of a trend that is likely to hit the its port-heavy tax revenues and hurt economic growth.

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Benin : Contentions Around the Electoral Process
on 2011/4/4 14:05:53
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Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane/Pretoria)

The moment there is suspicion about a person`s motives, everything he does become tainted - Mahatma Gandhi.

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Benin : Benin's Yayi wins re-election: vote commission
on 2011/3/20 15:20:00
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reuters

COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin's incumbent Boni Yayi won last weekend's presidential election with over 53 percent of the vote, meaning he will avoid a run-off vote, the country's election commission announced.

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Benin : Benin's presidential election postponed to March 13
on 2011/3/5 13:50:00
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xinhua

Benin's presidential election, originally scheduled for March 6, was postponed to March 13, media reports quoted the country's constitutional court as saying on Friday.

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Benin : UN starts emergency airlift
on 2010/10/25 16:19:50
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africanews

As a result of worst flooding in West African nation of Benin, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR is to start an emergency airlift of tents this week to aid locals. Some 3,000 tents will be flown in from Denmark to provide shelter for some of the estimated 680,000 people affected.

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Benin : Head of Benin parliament rejects impeachment request
on 2010/8/22 10:45:15
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reuters

COTONOU (Reuters) - The head of Benin's parliament has rejected a request by lawmakers to impeach President Boni Yayi, saying they failed to follow procedures.

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Benin : MPs call for president’s impeachment
on 2010/8/21 14:02:39
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africanews

More than half of Benin's MPs have called for a full session of parliament to propose possible impeachment proceedings against the president. They have signed a letter accusing President Boni Yayi of involvement in a financial scandal that broke in July.

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