benin benin  /ˈbi nɪn/


  • (n) a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control



  1. Irish born Archbishop resigns having failed to observe his oath of celibacy

    Archbishop Richard Burke of Benin City in Nigeria has resigned from his post as he informed St Patrick’s Missionary Society that he had failed to observe his oath of celibacy.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. France places four suspected Islamists under investigation

    PARIS (Reuters) - Four suspected radical Islamists arrested in the Paris region this week on suspicion of plotting attacks in France were placed under formal investigation on Friday, legal and police sources said. Three of the suspects are French and one is from Benin. Their ages range from 22 to 34, the sources said. Two other suspects arrested in the same raid on a suspected Islamist cell on ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Benin's voodoo heartland

    OUIDAH, Benin - The small club-shaped West African country of Benin is not on most tourists' radar but its palm-fringed white sand beaches in the south and surprisingly good wildlife parks in the dusty north will reward more intrepid travelers.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Register Citizen

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  1. Yobo added: "We have a match against Benin Republic on Saturday and then we go to Lubango on Wednesday to play Mozambique. Now, we have our back to the wall and we know we must perform. we will lift our game and do Nigeria proud", he said as...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Joseph Yobo Source: THISDAY

  2. "Against Benin we showed character and got the result. We only have to step it up against Ghana and we will be in the semi-finals. We can do this because we're a team for the big occasion," said Mikel.
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Mikel John Obi Source: AFP

  3. "We lacked confidence against Egypt in our first game (a 3-1 defeat) but were much more relaxed when beating Benin (1-0) and I believe we will deliver an even better performance on Wednesday," said Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie....
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Peter Odemwingie Source: Reuters South Africa

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