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Major environmental concerns in Benin include deforestation, desertification, and poaching.1 Air pollution is also a major issue, particularly in Beninâ's capital, Cotonou. Respiratory and lead illnesses caused by air pollution are nearly as dangerous as malaria and cost the country $40 million a year.2 A 2006 medical investigation found that residents of Cotonou also had much higher levels of cell damage and higher rates of cancer than the rest of the county, problems likely linked to the levels of pollution and carbon dioxide.3 The high numbers of old and used cars in the capital as well as the high number of carbon dioxide-emitting motorbikes are believed to contribute significantly to the rates of pollution.4

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1 http://www.africaw.com/major-problems-facing-benin-today
2 http://www.irinnews.org/report/80701/benin-cotonou-s-overlooked-killer-air-pollution
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
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Benin News

Quartz 
For more than half a century, Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, a self-taught photographer from Benin City, documented a country and society in flux. Starting in the 1930s as the official photographer for the Royal Court of Benin, the ancient kingdom of ... See more..
Vanguard 
ON October 20, it will exactly be one year that Omo n' Oba n' Edo, UKU AKPOLOKPOLO, Ewuare the Second, Oba of Benin, ascended the majestic throne of his ... See more..
Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa 
(Ecofin Agency) - In Benin, data users will soon enjoy a better internet connectivity as the government, under its action plan (PAG), has launched on October 17, a project to develop telecom and ICT infrastructures (PDI2T). This was disclosed by ... See more..
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Leadership Newspapers 
Men of the Criminal Investigation Department, (CID) of the Edo State Police Command have intensified effort in apprehending a notorious bi-sexual, in Benin ... See more..
Vanguard 
An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said. Maurizio Pallu was snatched on Thursday in ... See more..
Ghana News Agency 
Accra, Oct. 11, GNA - Ghana's diplomatic presence in Benin was established on 6th April 1962, when Ghana officially opened its Embassy in Cotonou, official sources have said. “The relations between Ghana and Benin date back many years, before the ... See more..
Citifmonline 
The President of Benin, Patrice Talon, will be in Ghana today for a day's state visit. Patrice Talon will hold a meeting with President Akufo Addo, and the two ... See more..
Daily Maverick 
The lack of power is a big problem in Togo and Benin, two small countries in West Africa. Rural access to electricity in both countries is about 16% and the level of poverty is high. Without substantial infrastructure, they import more than 80% of ... See more..
Vanguard 
Edo State House of Assembly has ordered contractors handling the Benin-Auchi road, Dantata and Sawoe and Mother Cat Nigeria Limited, to appear before it ... See more..
Graphic Online 
The Republic of Benin, on Monday presented a cheque of $196627 to Ghana in support of the 2015 June 3 twin disaster that occurred at Kwame Nkrumah ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo
Area

Total 112,622 sq km
Land 110,622 sq km
Water 2,000 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Natural Resources

small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north from December to March
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Beninese
Population
9,877,292 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The economy of Benin remains underdeveloped and dependent on subsistence agriculture, cotton production, and regional trade. Growth in real output had averaged almost 4% before the global recession and it has returned to roughly that level in 2011-12. Inflation has subsided over the past several years. In order to raise growth, Benin plans to attract more foreign investment, place more emphasis on tourism, facilitate the development of new food processing systems and agricultural products, and encourage new information and communication technology. Specific projects to improve the business climate by reforms to the land tenure system, the commercial justice system, and ...See More the financial sector were included in Benin's $307 million Millennium Challenge Account grant signed in February 2006. The 2001 privatization policy continues in telecommunications, water, electricity, and agriculture. The Paris Club and bilateral creditors have eased the external debt situation with Benin benefiting from a G-8 debt reduction announced in July 2005, while pressing for more rapid structural reforms. An insufficient electrical supply continues to adversely affect Benin's economic growth though the government recently has taken steps to increase domestic power production. Private foreign direct investment is small, and foreign aid accounts for the majority of investment in infrastructure projects. Cotton, a key export, suffered from flooding in 2010-11, but high prices supported export earnings. The government agreed to a 25% increase in civil servant salaries in 2011, following a series of strikes, increasing pressure on the national budget. Benin has appealed for international assistance to mitigate piracy against commercial shipping in its territory. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$15.84 billion (2012 est.); $15.26 billion (2011 est.); $14.74 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

13.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 13.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, corn, cassava (manioc), yams, beans, palm oil, peanuts, cashews; livestock
Industries

textiles, food processing, construction materials, cement