Meet the warrior woman from Dahomey who trained Haitian revolutionary hero Dessalines

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Depiction of Adbaraya Toya

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Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin

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Protesters from two of Benin’s unions take part in a demonstration after the parliament approved a law restricting to 10 days public sector employees’ right to strike, on September 13, 2018, in Cotonou. Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin on August 12, 2019.

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West African states adopt ‘ECO’ as name for new currency

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon (R) speak next to President of ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Brou (C) during an inauguration ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria

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