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Benin Blocks River Crossings To Niger Amid Rising Tensions

BENIN has blocked crossings of the river marking its border with Niger, escalating tensions since the military seized power in Niamey last July, sources told AFP on Thursday. Earlier this year, Benin announced it was reopening its side of the border, which…

Benin Temporarily Allows Niger Crude Exports

IN a recent development amid escalating tensions, Benin has temporarily lifted its ban on crude oil exports from neighbouring Niger via its port, signalling a potential easing of strained relations between the two West African nations. Benin’s mines minister, Samou…

VIDEO, PHOTOS: The Moment Thug Snatched Ballot Papers From Presiding Officer In Edo A thug snatched ballot papers from a presiding officer at Obaeware Secondary School, Benin, Edo State on Saturday. The ballot papers were snatched from the presiding officer while counting votes at the polling unit.