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Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

Men and Women Farmers in Benin Are Responding Differently to Climate Change

As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on […]

Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services

Waiting for a Fibre Upgrade and Price Drops Before Its Users Make the Big Move to Digital Services

With certain notable exceptions (Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal), Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been slow to move to greater data use. The legacy of monopoly state-owned telcos has acted as a brake on this transition. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aoud, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about the upgrades he has planned. When did […]

The Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) adds former Benin President to roster of high-level speakers

The Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) adds former Benin President to roster of high-level speakers

The Germany-Africa Business Forum, the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to strengthening trade and investment ties between Germany and Africa, has confirmed the participation of former Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi at its Berlin conference on March 23, 2017. Mr. Boni Yayi, a banker and former politician, was Benin’s president between 2006 and […]

Benin Sees China As Leading Foreign Trade Partner During Fourth Quarter 2016

Benin Sees China As Leading Foreign Trade Partner During Fourth Quarter 2016

China ranks as ninth importer and fourth exporter country of Benin during the fourth quarter 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) said in its quarterly review issued on Sunday. During the considered period, China imported over 1,149 tons of goods valued 5.7 billion CFA Francs (9.2 million U.S. dollars) from Benin […]

Benin To Get US$15 BILLION in 2021: African Trade Insurance Agency

Benin To Get US$15 BILLION in 2021: African Trade Insurance Agency

Benin is a country on the rise led by a newly appointed businessman-come President, H.E. Patrice Talon. Last week, the President launched a five-year program that is aligned to Benin’s Vision 2030 that places Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the core. The program sets out a strategy to attract US$15 billion of investments and to […]

Honouring Women in Science: The 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science

Honouring Women in Science: The 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science

For the past 18 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has encouraged, promoted and honoured women scientists all over the world. More than 2,500 researchers from 112 countries have been distinguished for their extraordinary discoveries and supported at key moments in their careers. Impacting the lives of people around the planet, their discoveries […]

RwandAir Launches Flights to Cotonou

RwandAir Launches Flights to Cotonou

At exactly 1:45 pm local time last Friday, RwandAir’s CRJ Bombardier Q 900 Next generation took to the skies as the airline launched its maiden flight to Cotonou, Benin. On board were more than 50 passengers most of them business personalities and tourists. The business community hailed the national carrier’s decision to fly to Benin […]

President Patrice Talon Came, He Saw, He Fell in Love

President Patrice Talon Came, He Saw, He Fell in Love

Benin President Patrice Talon came for a state visit and left saying he was departing with a part of Rwanda in his heart. He said he actually wished it were all of Rwanda he was going away with! President Talon spoke in glowing terms about Rwanda during his three-day state visit. It is easy to […]

Benin Pledges $2 Million to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Benin Pledges $2 Million to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The government of Benin announced a US$2 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signaling global commitment towards ending epidemics that affect people all over the world. The announcement came on the eve of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference on 16-17 September in Montreal, Canada, where world leaders and […]

Starwood Hotels Ramps up Nigeria Portfolio with New Four Points in Benin City

Starwood Hotels Ramps up Nigeria Portfolio with New Four Points in Benin City

Accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (www.StarwoodHotels.com), Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the signing of Four Points (www.FourPoints.com) Benin City, Nigeria. Owned by Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited, the sleek new Four Points hotel is built for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish […]

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