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Benin: Talon for a second term

“I will be a candidate in the name of good governance”. It is in these terms that the outgoing President of Benin, Patrice Talon, declared himself, on January 15 in Adjohoun (63 km from Cotonou, the capital), calls for a candidate for the next presidential election (April 11, 2021), during...
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Benin: Parliament adopts a law to protect biodiversity against GMOs

The Beninese National Assembly has just adopted a law on biosafety. The text of 98 articles divided into eight 8 chapters protects the environment and human health against the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology, according to information relayed by Afrik 21....
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Benin A biometric card manufacturing plant under construction

As of February 15, 2020, Benin will have its own biometric card manufacturing plant. It is part of a project to implement these cards and their use for various purposes. Several reforms have been taken to simplify their availability and, at the same time, the identification of people....
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West Africa A first border post reopened between Nigeria and Benin

On December 17, the Seme-Krake border post reopened its barriers which had been closed for nearly 5 months. Last August, President Muhammadu Buhari ended trade with Benin and Niger to curb the smuggling of rice and other goods. This measure, aimed at supporting national agriculture, had been rather badly received...
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