Benin city restores monuments from slave trade era

As anti-racism protests in the United States and Europe grew, so did demands for the removal of statues linked to slavery. Protesters toppled and vandalised some, others were removed by city leaders. But a coastal city in Benin in West Africa is going the other way – restoring monuments from the slave trade era. It … Read more Benin city restores monuments from slave trade era

Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

The ancient #Benin Kingdom was founded in the early 13th century AD in what is now #Nigeria. The art of bronze casting was introduced by the ruler of Benin empire called the Oba, or king. #Africa Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

Latin America Policy Brief & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Latin America policy brief – SG/energy – SG/HLPF – WHO – Security Council – COVID/peacekeeping – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Benin – Yemen – Srebrenica – Bob Marley/UNICEF – UNHCR/WFP – Climate/WMO Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=09%20July%202020

Dozens killed in Ethiopia protests

In tonight’s edition: Dozens are killed in Ethiopia unrest that erupted following the killing of a popular Oromo singer earlier this week. Protests are held outside of Witts University in Johannesburg by crowds objecting to the continent’s first Covid 19 vaccine trials being held in the city. And Benin turns towards its troubled past as a … Read more Dozens killed in Ethiopia protests

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Benin to Serbia

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Benin to Serbia

Coronavirus Pandemic: Burundi expels WHO official ahead of the presidential election

On this edition, Burundi has expelled the WHO official in the country,accusing the organisation of interfering with the response to covid-19. This ahead of the presidential election, which will take place on May 20. Also, Benin is gearing up for local elections on Sunday. Candidates have had to adapt to campaigning while respecting social distancing … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: Burundi expels WHO official ahead of the presidential election

Elections in Benin maintained despite Covid-19

#Coronavirus Local #elections in #Benin : “There is a public health #risk, but measures are being put in place, to ensure physical distancing, to ensure that masks will be worn. There will be no public campaigns.” says Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special representative for West Africa before adding : “One would have wished that elections … Read more Elections in Benin maintained despite Covid-19

Lesotho PM coalition collapses, Thabane to leave on May 22

In tonight’s edition: Lesotho’s PM is given an exit date of May 22 after murder allegations against him. In South Africa, there are fears the easing of lockdowns may be premature in parts of the country.And in benin schools reopen their doors. Social distancing measures and masks are a must but many worry precautions will be … Read more Lesotho PM coalition collapses, Thabane to leave on May 22

Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin

While residents of Benin haven’t been ordered to stay home like their neighbours in Nigeria, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced them to slow down nevertheless, putting many at risk of food insecurity. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin

World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

West Africa: Meet the African-Americans returning to the continent

Last year, to mark four centuries since the start of slavery, Ghana launched a project to encourage people of African descent from around the world to visit their motherland. As a result, some 750,000 people heeded the call and travelled to the country in 2019. But some African-Americans have gone even further and have answered the call to settle … Read more West Africa: Meet the African-Americans returning to the continent

Would you buy this MADE IN RWANDA motorcycle? – VisualPolitik EN

Until the 2000s, Africa seemed completely doomed. But since the beginning of the new century, Africans have tripled their income. Countries like Ethiopia are growing at a 10% growth rate year after year. We are starting to see how African companies are expanding internationally. For example, Ethiopian airlines or M-PESA, a mobile phone payment platform. … Read more Would you buy this MADE IN RWANDA motorcycle? – VisualPolitik EN

Benin: Niger Continues to Rise – Residents Brace for Further Floods

Continuing floods in Benin have led to around 680,000 people requiring assistance since the emergency began in September – accounting for around 9% of the population of the small West African republic. Reports have come in from Nigeria of a further 50mm of rain in the 24 hours to 6am on 2nd November, Ghana has … Read more Benin: Niger Continues to Rise – Residents Brace for Further Floods