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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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Benin News

Benin MPS unanimously rejected calls an urgent draft constitution review being supported by president Patrice Talon, at the opening of an extraordinary session on Friday. ADVERTISING. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads · inRead invented by Teads. See more..
Benin's lawmakers rejected unanimously an application for parliament to urgently discuss a bill seeking changes to the country's constitution, according to the National Assembly's head, Adrien Houngbedji. Adrien Houngbedji. Photographer: Pius Utoni ... See more..
The oba made the call when he received the three pupils he awarded scholarship during his post coronation tour of Benin speaking communities and their parents in Benin on Friday. According to Oba Ewuare, speaking the Benin language would serve as ... See more..
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BY SIMON EBEGBULEM. GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State yesterday kicked off the 2017 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs) at New Benin Market, Benin City, charging women to get their children who are up to five years for immunization. See more..
Despite our wins, Benin and Burkina Faso are no pushovers." For Benin Republic's Kafil Eyotayo to help his country make a long-awaited return to the FIBA AfroBasket, the battle is still open. He believes that having played against Cote d'Ivoire, he has ... See more..
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog) 
EMINENT Nigerians including a former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande; a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, and Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, will on Saturday, March 25, 2017, converge on Benin ... See more..
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has vowed to create an Islamic caliphate across West Africa in a new propaganda video that threatens world leaders. Shekau said the militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS ... See more..
World Health Organization 
On 20 February 2017, the Ministry of Health of Benin notified WHO of a Lassa fever case in Tchaourou district, Borgou Department, Benin, close to the border ... See more..
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(Business in Cameroon) - Out of the 395 land owners who were expropriated in the framework of the Maria Gleta thermal plant project in the Abomey-Calavi ... See more.. 
Benin is not a big country. It has a population of around 10.7 million people. 20-25% live in the Greater Cotonou area which stretches from the Nigerian border to the city and a little bit to the north of the city. There's access to power in this area ... 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