September 25, 2023

Benin: Families mourn victims of contraband fuel depot fire

Benin is a major destination for smuggled fuel from Neighboring Nigeria. A decision in May by Nigeria's government to end a fuel subsidy caused a dramatic rise in prices, increasing the appetite for smuggled fuel
September 24, 2023

Benin: Dozens Killed in Fuel Depot Blast

[DW] An explosion erupted at a warehouse for smuggled fuel in southern Benin. Benin's informal economy is heavily reliant on selling smuggled Nigerian fuel on the black market.
September 24, 2023

Blaze kills over 30 at illegal Benin fuel depot

The blaze erupted on Sep. 23 at a warehouse for smuggled fuel in the southern Benin town of Seme Podji near the border with Nigeria. Local residents said cars, motorbikes and tricycle taxis came to stock up on fuel at the depot.
September 21, 2023

After Niger coup, sanctions pain strikes at shutdown Benin border

With the closure of land routes between Niger and Benin, many people have turned to canoes and motorised boats to cross the River Niger at their peril. Since the coup on 26 July, the bridge linking the Beninese town of Malanville to Gaya in Niger has been blocked by goods trucks
September 18, 2023

Niger strengthens positions on border with Benin

Wednesday's (Sep. 13) deployment is the latest by Niger since the ECOWAS has agreed to activate a "standby force" to intervene in Niger and restore democratic rule by force, Niamey has strengthened its positions on the border.
September 13, 2023

Niger denounces military cooperation agreement with Benin

The military in power in Niger said Tuesday evening that they had denounced a military cooperation agreement concluded in 2022 with neighboring Benin, which they accuse of "considering aggression" against their country.
September 1, 2023

Beninese President Patrice Talon in Beijing for a 4-day state visit

During this visit, Patrice Talon is expected to meet with his counterpart President Xi Jinping then with the Chinese Premier and China's top legislator.
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