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Clean Water
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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Benin News

TRT World 
Every year thousands of teenagers from the Nigerian city of Benin are trafficked. They often end up in Europe as forced labour and sex workers. The United Nations wants to put an end to it, but it faces some tough challenges. In 2016 some 37,000 ... See more..
This was as the Imam led the Muslim communities in Edo state to the Government House in Benin City to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri with the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu and Chief of staff, Comrade Taiwo Akerele. See more..
Top government officials in Edo State led by the Deputy Governor, Right Honourable Philip Shuaibu and his wife, MaryAnn, graced the Benin City edition of the Glo Laffta Fest, Nigeria's foremost comedy brand held at the Flamingo Hall of Best Western ... See more..
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Africa Intelligence (subscription) 
Despite the emergency ruling of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chambre of Commerce (AISCC) of June 9, the State of Benin has not suspended the decision taken by the Cotonou court of appeal against oil product distributor Puma Energy, 48.8% ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Over a thousand people took to the streets of Benin's economic capital of Cotonou on Thursday to protest against President Patrice Talon amid growing unease. See more..
Premium Times 
Traffickers visit the country mainly in December to lure unsuspecting youth into getting non-existing jobs in Europe The National Agency for the Prohibition of ... See more..
The Nation Newspaper 
Motorists plying the Benin/Auchi Highway on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to urgently repair the Ehor/Ekpoma section of the road. The motorists said the plea became necessary due to the deplorable state of the section of the highway. See more..
COTONOU, Benin, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Benin students at the Confucius Institute of the Abomey-Calavi University learned how to make traditional Chinese kites ... See more..
Global Times 
Benin students at the Confucius Institute of Abomey-Calavi University in Cotonou learned how to make traditional Chinese kites at a workshop held at the university on Saturday. At least 60 Benin students participated in the workshop. Guo Hongli, a kite ... See more..
Africa Intelligence (subscription) 
Over the past two months, former Benin president Thomas Boni Yayi has become a familiar face in Brazzaville, popping in on several occasions to meet with Denis-Christel Sassou NGuesso, deputy director general of Societe nationale des petroles du Congo ... See more..
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Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo

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


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


9,877,292 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


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

textiles, food processing, construction materials, cement