Event in Benin

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Regional Agriculture Investment Plan Forum Ends in Cottonou

    BENIN, 2017/06/06 The 2nd Regional Agriculture Investment Plan forum has ended recently in Cottonou, Republic of Benin. The farmer conference attracted participants from all over West Africa and was held from the 16th to 20th May 2017 and The Gambia was represented by the president of NACOFAG, Musa F. Sowe. The farmer's forum was organized on behalf of Civil Society and Farmer's Organizations for West Africa under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in partnership with the Network of Peasants and Producers Association (ROPPA).
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • West African leaders to continue pushing for peace in sub-region

    BENIN, 2015/09/29 The reinstallation of Burkina Faso's Transition President Michel Kafando on Sept. 23 by West African regional leaders marked the end of a one-week coup that had been carried out by former guards of the country's ex-President Blaise Compaore. Given the abuses committed by Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) vowed to ensure the Burkina Faso crisis does not evolve into a major crisis in the sub-region. In their swiftness to replace the transition government, the sub-regional leaders, under pressure from Burkinabes, used all the necessary means to ensure the transition government is restored.
  • Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/29 Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his initial speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. The scolding came in the course of his address on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the 54-member continental bloc. "Africa's democratic evolution is as well at risk at the same time as leaders refuse to step aside at the same time as their terms end," Obama said. "No one should be president for life."
  • Chadian president Idriss Déby and Beninese president Boni Yayi,

    BENIN, 2014/03/09 Chadian president Idriss Déby and Beninese president Boni Yayi, arrived on Thursday in Impfondo in northern Congo to attend the 3rd international Forum of Indigenous Peoples of Central Africa (FIPAC). The two presidents were welcomed at Impfondo airport by their Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso. President Déby is the current chairman of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC). The session under the theme, “Indigenous peoples, traditional know-how and green economy”, will see the inauguration and official handing over of FIPAC to CEEAC.
  • Benin hosts 4th UEMOA job and vocational training conference

    BENIN, 2013/07/17 Cotonou will on Tuesday host the talks held by nations from the West African economic and monetary Union (UEMOA) on job and vocational training, official sources said on Monday in the Beninese capital.   The conference on the topic 'Youth socio-professional integration: Strategy and role of the private sector' aims at evaluating the implementation of conclusions and recommendations outlined by a conference in Niamey and lay the process of youth integration.   The conference will be held in two stages - the conference of experts which opens on Tuesday and the ministerial conference expected for Thursday. 
  • President Boni Yayi, chairperson of the African Union,

    BENIN, 2013/01/04 The Beninese president and chairman of the African Union, Boni Yayi, will attend the 14th summit of heads of National and government from International francophone organization (OIF), which opens Friday in capital of Democratic Republic of Congo. During summit, which is under the theme "Francophonie, environmental and economic stakes", the heads of National and government would discuss the economy and the environmental governance, agro-forestry and food security and culture and education.