Army officers render humanitarian services to Benin residents
05 July 2017 | 9:32 am
Army officers render humanitarian services to Benin residents.
13 Jan 2020
Benin holds its annual voodoo festival -- an event that lures an influx of visitors to the capital Porto-Novo and underscores voodoo's comeback in the country of its birth. Voodoo, more often called "vodun" in West Africa, has a hierarchy of deities and tribal spirits of nature and sees revered ancestors living alongside the living.
11 Mar 2020
Lawmaker cries out as kidnappers allegedly kill 21 on Lokoja-Benin road.
4 Jun 2020
Police arrest three suspects in Benin over alleged kidnap, murder
12 Jul 2020
DR Congo and Madagascar mark six decades of independence from former colonial powers. The legacy of the damaging years of European colonialism continues to weigh heavily on the development of the African nations. Also, Benin commemorates those in its history who passed through its cities as they were sold into slavery. And Somalia celebrates its 60th year of independence from Italy by reopening long-closed cultural sites like its national theatre in Mogadishu.
14 Aug 2020
As Western cities see statues of slaveholders and colonialists toppled, Benin's coastal town of Ouidah is going the other way, by restoring monuments from the slave trade era. During the 17th and 18th centuries, European slavers held more than one million African men, women and children in Ouidah's Portuguese Fort before shipping them across the Atlantic in abominable conditions.
4 Sep 2020
Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II met with political parties and leaders where he urged them to embrace peace ahead of the Edo governorship election.
19 Oct 2020
The Edo State Government imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state until further notice. The decision was taken after incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums who high jacked the #EndSARS protest.
1 Mar 2021
Benin fire: Section of Oregbeni market road, goods worth millions of Naira destroyed
21 Mar 2021
On a small island surrounded by hundreds of wooden huts on stilts, in the middle of Lake Nokoue in southeast Benin, a giant painting is taking shape. French artist 'Saype' is busy transforming a playground in the floating village of Ganvie, the latest site in his "Beyond Walls" project, featuring interlaced hands.
3 Apr 2021
Germany's Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation will oversee the return of the statues to Nigeria, but it's going to be a complicated process.
15 May 2021
More than five centuries after his reign, Oba Ewuare’s legacy is still alive in Benin City. He is remembered for his mystical powers, promoting arts and the bronze figures that have stood the test of time.
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At least five people were killed when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook southern Iran. The quake's epicenter was in a comparatively sparsely populated area.
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A young Cameroonian activist is the force behind a quest to restitute a sacred statue stolen by a German colonialist 120 years ago. Njobati Sylvie believes restitution is integral in confronting the Cameroon's past.
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Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador has angered the Jewish community by comparing a prominent member to Hitler. It's not the first time the leftist leader has tried to smear opponents with such comparisons.