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Benin: Country in Africa
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2016 was estimated to be approximately 10.87 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, and is a large exporter of cotton and palm oil. Substantial employment and income arise from subsistence farming.

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Videos for Benin

Benin lake community: Fishermen struggling to stay afloat [Video]Benin lake community: Fishermen struggling to stay afloat

For more than 250 years, people have been living on the water in what’s thought to be Africa’s largest lake community.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Benin elections: Protesters call for president to resign [Video]Benin elections: Protesters call for president to resign

In Benin, protesters are still demanding the president resign after days of violent demonstrations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Hostages Freed In Burkina Faso Offer Condolences For Fallen French Commandos [Video]Hostages Freed In Burkina Faso Offer Condolences For Fallen French Commandos

According to Reuters, hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso offered their condolences on Saturday to the families of the two French soldiers killed in the rescue operation...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Benin post-election violence: Military patrol Cotonou streets [Video]Benin post-election violence: Military patrol Cotonou streets

Uneasy standoff with soldiers in Benin, opposition call for international mediation after last week's election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Protesters in Benin clash with police in post-election violence [Video]Protesters in Benin clash with police in post-election violence

Hundreds of demonstrators man barricades in country's economic capital for second day following election results.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Voter turnout low in Benin parliamentary elections [Video]Voter turnout low in Benin parliamentary elections

Few voters in Benin turn out for elections with opposition excluded and only two parties in competition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Benin elections: Opposition excluded, urges protests [Video]Benin elections: Opposition excluded, urges protests

Why this year's election in Benin has taken an interesting turn as voters prepare to head to the polls on Sunday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Benin elections move forward despite no opposition party [Video]Benin elections move forward despite no opposition party

The Electoral Commission says that none of the opposition parties met the new electoral code, but the opposition says it is an attempt to ensure the National Assembly supports president's agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

 
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