After the fall of the communist regime in Benin, President Nicephore Soglo launched the first voodoo festival in 1993
French companies collide in race to build W. Africa’s biggest railway network; it could give East Africa a run for its money
Chinese firms could get a slice of the billion-dollar projects as regional countries in rivalry to reduce reliance on rail and ports.
Being underdeveloped gives the city a chance to develop in a more climate-compatible way
More of the same please! ‘Unusual’ trends as African ruling parties concede and go quietly— and life continues
Benin and Cape Verde have set tongues on the continent wagging--it has for years not been 'on' for ruling parties to just take electoral losses.
The race proper does not start until early 2016, but several big names are being mentioned, suggesting a keenly fought and wide-open contest.
The "taking of the sacred stone" ceremony was started in 1663 by settlers from the Gold Coast - modern-day Ghana - and has now taken place 353 times.
Benin’s Boni Yayi has some good old advice to Africa for ending Islamist militancy – create jobs for youth
"Youth unemployment is a time bomb”, he says.
Cameroon deports over 12,000 Nigerians, and Chadian forces killed at least 117 Boko Haram fighters in recent weeks.
UPDATED: Benin's Boni Yayi apologises to Netherlands over stolen aid money, to send 800 troops to fight Boko Haram
Buhari left for Benin hours after at least six people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
Nearly 200 Nigerians killed in the three weeks since he was sworn in; will the real Buhari stand up?
Uganda’s Obote, Nigeria’s Obasanjo, Benin’s Kerekou, Ghana’s Rawlings reveal that second presidential second comings mostly go right - but wrong too.
Bonhams in London recently described the continent as "one of our hottest properties on the art block".
Benin in Africa’s 2nd election of weekend, could decide president Yayi’s 'plot' to change law and extend rule
The near total focus on the purported third-term plot has pushed major issues to the back-burner.
Jurists take umbrage at proposed law that would force them to stay in the courts.