Benin liberalizes abortion law
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Benin's parliament has voted to legalize abortion in most cases, becoming one of only a handful of African countries to do so.
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London's Horniman Museum signed over ownership of 72 artefacts, looted by British soldiers in 1897, to the Nigerian government on Monday.
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A "historic" repatriation ceremony in the Nigerian capital attended by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock saw 22 stolen Benin Bronzes transferred to their original owners.
46 Ivorian troops appear at a court of appeal in Bamako as West African leaders decide not to sanction Mali following the arrest of the soldiers back in July. Also, in Benin, fresh faces have emerged on the political scene and a youthful electorate is looking to keep elected officials in check in the upcoming legislative elections.
On Benin's national voodoo holiday, performers dressed as guardians of the night swirled in their costumes like technicolour haystacks, delighting worshippers and tourists alike.
Maize husks, cassava peelings, coconut shells and other organic waste are the untraditional raw materials of Roland Adjovi's charcoal business that he hopes will help slow the destruction of Benin's trees for cooking fuel.
Off the coast of Benin, Bienvenue Djossou has converted his pub into a safe zone for sea turtles. He is part of a group called eco-guards, who protect vulnerable turtle eggs and fight to ensure that the species does not go extinct.
Many of the famous Benin Bronzes pillaged by British colonial officers in 1897 are made of brass manillas from the German Rhineland, new research shows.
“To be awarded the Polar Music Prize is humbling,” Kidjo says in the release. “I have no words to say how important this is for me. It comes with a sense of responsibility that is bestowed upon me as an artist to continue to do great work.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Benin Bronzes restituted by Germany to Oba Ewuare II, the head of Benin's former royal family. Germany stands by the decision to restitute the sculptures.
War in Ukraine has caused a global shortage in fertilizer, but in Benin a locally made alternative is, according to its users, yielding better and more abundant crops.
The restitution of looted Benin bronzes from Germany to Nigeria sparked a heated debate. DW explains the differing perspectives.
Boubé is a nomad. He belongs to a Beninese pastoralist tribe called the Fulani. Due to climate change, there is a great shortage of water on their seasonal migration through West Africa. As a result, conflicts with the local farmers occur again and again.
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