|Half of Benin devastated by floods|
afrol News, 13 October - Devastating flooding has affected nearly half the communes of Benin. According to the government, 700,000 people have been affected, including more than 200,000 people whose homes have been damaged or destroyed.
|Child marriages fought in Benin|
afrol News, 24 May - Despite government efforts to prohibit forced marriages of young girls, in Benin's rural areas the practice prevails. Now, safe havens are provided for Beninese children suffering from abuse.
|Abidjan-Lagos highway overhaul financed|
afrol News, 24 March - The Abidjan-Lagos transport corridor, connecting the Ivorian capital with Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria along the densely populated coast, is to be overhauled to lower transportation time and costs. Also border posts are to become more effective.
|Beninese told to observe good hygiene|
afrol News, 10 February - Officials from the United Nations health agency and the Beninese Government are urging the West African nation’s citizens to be extra vigilant in observing good hygiene amid a recent cholera outbreak that has already claimed several lives.
|EU blacklists Benin airlines|
afrol News, 8 April - The European Union has banned eight airlines operating in Benin from flying to Europe due to safety concerns. The commission regularly publishes a list of passenger and cargo airliners which are banned from flying to its 27 member countries because they are not considered safe enough.
|Cult clashes kill 15 in Benin|
afrol News, 26 February - More than 15 people have been killed between Monday and Tuesday during the rival cult clashes in Edo state Benin, a government statement has said. The clashes are said to be direct resultant of last week’s killings of a 100 female students in the University of Benin laboratory.
|Children escape death in hospital|
afrol News, 6 February - More than 16 babies in the intensive care unit at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), have narrowly escaped death after the Hospital was gutted by fire Wednesday night., a government official said.
|Benin gets waiver to access IMF funding|
afrol News, 16 December - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved Benin's request for waivers that will allow the country to draw an amount equivalent to US$1.3 million under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement.
|"Public debate in Benin being silenced"|
afrol News, 24 June - Several media and civil society organisations in Benin have been forced to dance to government's tune, abandoning their role in democracy in fear of censorship and losing government contracts worth several millions of CFA francs, human rights activists are complaining. Benin has until recently been known as the African country most respecting press freedom.
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