The long-awaited African Cup of Nations 2019, (AFCON), begins today Friday in Egypt with arrays of African stars, mostly plying their trade in Europe, on display. African Cup of Nations Cup is one of Africa’s biggest showpiece and the dream of an African player. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that 24 teams will be taking part […]
Folks in Benin are voting for a brand new parliament however with no single opposition candidate collaborating. The West African nation began voting on Sunday to elect its 83 deputies, in an election in which only two parties close to the government were able to present candidates, and where there are fears of disruption and […]
Nigerian telecom giant Globacom has been ordered to leave Benin because it has refused to pay a new licensing fee. The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP), which issued the order, noted that its decision was based on the Glo’s refusal to pay while others are paying. The regulator said it had, therefore, […]
The Republic of Benin has deployed 150 soldiers to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region, an official has disclosed. Mustapha Anka, the Chief Military Public Information Officer of the Force, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Thursday in Maiduguri. Mr. Anka, a […]
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the very rich cultural history and tradition of the ancient Benin Kingdom, one of the famous destinations during the exploitation of the African continent by the Europeans. Speaking at the opening of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) Benin Art Exhibition, in commemoration of […]
By Philips Sunday Benin, (AN24) – The funeral rites of the the late former coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, commenced today, Thursday, July 28, 2016 with a mass service at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Benin, the Edo state capital.