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Angélique Kidjo and the women of Africa
13/04/2014 - World music matters

Angélique Kidjo and the women of Africa

Our guest on this week's World Music Matters is one of Africa's strongest voices in every sense of the word.

Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi
04/12/2013 - France - Benin

French court blocks extradition in alleged Benin assassination plot

A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yayi.

Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni
24/10/2013 - France - Benin

French court puts off Benin Talon extradition request

A French appeals court has postponed a ruling on an extradition request from Benin, which wants to try businessman Patrice Talon

Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, accused of plotting the murder of President
18/09/2013 - France - Benin

France considers extradition over alleged plot to poison Benin president

A French court was due to consider on Wednesday a request to extradite a Beninese businessman accused of plotting to poison President Thomas Boni Yayi.

President Yayi Boni dissolves his government - understanding the situation in Benin
13/08/2013 - African news explained

President Yayi Boni dissolves his government - understanding the situation in Benin

In Benin, President Thomas Yayi Boni has appointed a new cabinet following the surprise sacking of his entire government last Friday. Half of the ministers have been replaced and the country ...

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault  with Malaysia's Najib Razak on a visit to the country this week
31/07/2013 - France - Africa

France to target 16 African countries for aid

France has rejigged its aid priorities with 16 African countries to receive the lion’s share of the 9.4 billion euros it is to give in 2013.

France considers extradition request from Benin over poison allegations
23/05/2013 - African news explained

France considers extradition request from Benin over poison allegations

A French court is currently considering an extradition request for Patrice Talon, a Benin businessman who lives in Paris, to be sent back to Cotonou.

Iran's Ahmadinejad visits Africa
15/04/2013 - African news explained

Iran's Ahmadinejad visits Africa

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad began a tour of three African countries yesterday. As head of the non-alignement movement, he started his tour with a one-day visit to Benin, followed ...

The Waza National Park in Cameroon where a French family was kidnapped on Tuesday.
24/02/2013 - France - Benin

Benin angry with French travel warning

Benin has reacted harshly after France warned its citizens there to be on alert for possible revenge kidnappings or attacks over its military offensive in Mali.
 

Le pétrolier français Gascogne.
04/02/2013 - France - Cote d'Ivoire

French tanker hijacked off Côte d'Ivoire

A French tanker has been hijacked off Côte d’Ivoire, port authority officials in Abidjan, the country’s economic capital, confirmed on Monday, following reports that the vessel ...

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