Benin

Flag of BeninBenin Listeni/bɨˈniːn/ (French: Bénin, formerly Dahomey), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city. Benin covers an area of approximately 110,000 square kilometers (42,000 sq mi), with a population of approximately 9.05 million. Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming.

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General information

  • Provides detailed information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, defence, and transnational issues of different countries. The CIA World Factbook
  • Part of the World Bank's website, with information, analysis and reports on its projects and strategic plans. World Bank country information
  • Country profiles of all the countries in the world.BBC country profile
  • Offers comprehensive, comparable data and analysis of 53 African economies. African Economic Outlook
  • The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights database has documents on national legislation (Constitution) and reports from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as well as UN documents. African Human Rights Document database

Publications

Experts

Libraries and archives

Statistics

  • Offers free access to more than 2000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.World Bank statistical data
  • Provides statistics, estimates and projections produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system on agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. UN data
  • Offers repackaged data and information from relevant FAO databases with a focus on natural resources, economics, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and technical cooperation. FAO country profiles
  • Provides a compilation of data with maps and graphs from the CIA World Factbook, the UN and the OECD. NationMaster
  • This regularly updated website has a global collection of voter turnout statistics for presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945. International IDEA: Voter Turnout

Internet resources

  • Compiled by the University Library of Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt on the Main and the GIGA Information Centre: Africa Library in Hamburg. Has a database of Internet resources with more than 4900 websites on Sub-Saharan Africa. ilissAfrica internet resources
  • Links to freely available Africa-related material provided by the Nordic Africa Institute. Guide to Africa on the Internet
  • Is a guide to Africa-related Internet resources prepared by Stanford University Libraries. A guide to Africa-related Internet resources

Movies and images

  • Lists more than 1300 films/documentaries on a specific country in the library catalogue of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden. African films at the ASC
  • Is a library of homemade movies and amateur films illustrating French colonial history in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Congo, the CAR, Cameroon, Benin, Madagascar and Indochina. Cinémémoire Films d'Archives

Music

  • Discographic database of African and Caribbean music at Le MediaPort de l'INA (L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel). Afromix African music
  • Provides access to the Dutch-language website of the Stichting Centrale Discotheek (CDR). Muziekweb
  • Provides information on the late Eskill Lohento, the lead singer in Benin’s famous Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo band and articles about other artists in Benin (in French).Grands noms de la culture béninoise - Eskill Lohento

News about Benin

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04/28/2017 - 11:23
[This Day] Benin City -The Edo State Government's performance index...
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04/27/2017 - 20:42

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Last week, the World Bank released its...

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04/27/2017 - 09:09
[Daily Trust] Benin -No fewer than 5000 Nigeria youths have died...
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04/26/2017 - 22:17
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04/26/2017 - 18:34
[The Point] The Gambian national team are ambitious to succeed...
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