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 access to African constitutions and laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP). WIPO Lex law database
  • This site has information provided by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program at Uppsala University on armed conflicts around the world.Uppsala conflict database
  • In-depth reports by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung on countries’ political and economic development.Transformation: Country Reports
  • Business law and information on taxation in francophone Africa including texts of laws. Kept up to date and selected by specialist lawyers. (In French.) Droit-Afrique.com
  • Provides information on the survey methods and techniques, working papers and briefing papers of Afrobarometer’s non-partisan research project that measures the social, political and economic atmosphere in more than a dozen African countries.Afrobarometer

Publications

  • Covers Africana periodical literature on a specific country. Bibliographic records in AfricaBib
  • An introduction to Benin’s literature between 1980 and 1999 with information on authors, subjects and a bibliography (in French).Le Bénin Littéraire 1980-1999
  • Has extensive information on the Benin author Bhêly-Quenum who won the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire 1966, with a biography, the full texts of his books, interviews and conference papers (in French but the biography is also in English).Olympe Bhêly-Quenum

Statistics

  • The 'Google for data', providing statistical data in graphs, tables and charts. Zanran data and statistics
  • This index (formerly the Failed States Index), created by The Fund for Peace and published by Foreign Policy, has put countries into perspective by providing an annual snapshot of their vitality and stability (or lack thereof) and ranking them accordingly.Fragile States Index- Fund For Peace (FFP)
  • Provide all kinds of population statistics such as tabulated population statistics (current, historical, estimates, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc), geopolitical data like the administrative divisions of countries (provinces, counties and such) of all nations of this world and national statistical agencies and other interesting resources. Global population statistics - GeoHive
  • Offers statistical data such as balances, indicators, coal, oil,  natural gas, renewables, electricity, heat.International Energy Agency statistical data
  • Provide broad mesures of well-being for countries in de UN system and published annually by the United Nations Development Programme.The indicators are health, education, income/command over resources, inequalty, gender, poverty, employment and vulnerability, human security, trade and financial flows, mobility and communication, environment, demography.International human development indicators (UNDP)

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[Guardian] The Bank of Industry (BoI) has pledged more funding...
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Beninese president, Patrice Talon , faces social unrest just days...
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Moves to sell off state assets by Benin’s businessman-turned-...
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Gildas Zodome founded the organic fertilizer company Bio Phyto...
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Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, is currently in Benin City, Edo state...
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Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari is in the United Kingdom, Angola’s Eduardo...
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The suspected trafficker had been in hiding since June 16 when an...

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[Daily Trust] Benin -A High Court in Benin has remanded a former...
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Officials in Benin said Monday that President Patrice Talon did in...

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[Guardian] Benin City and Lagos -The Edo State Governor, Godwin...
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