• Cotonou, Benin

    A short informative story on the financial capital of Cotonou, Benin. The story was produced in 1999 and was part of a four part series introducing Virginians to the Republic of Benin and the reconciliation conference held there. This story is part of the Emmy award-winning documentary, Noble Desire, A Time for Healing.

    published: 27 Jan 2013
  • BENIN,COTONOU, LEGENDADO EM PORTUGUÊS

    descobra cotonou , a capital econômica da Republica do BENIM.

    published: 15 Jan 2011
  • Benin: Capital City Of Voodoo

    Some Voodoo priests use herbs to cure the sick - and possibly to poison enemies. They also sometimes ask for offerings, such as a chicken or a sheep, which is then sacrificed to the divinity, or some alcohol is poured onto the floor. This can happen when asking for help or when you wish has been granted. People seek help on a variety of issues - to be cured of a disease, find a job, complete a business deal, find a spouse or have a child. Republic of Benin, West Africa celebrated the 23rd Voodoo festival in 2016. The festival means a lot to the people, a religion approved by the government with more than 60% of the population devoted to it. Media reports indicate that since 1997, followers have gathered at Ouidah, a town in Benin to be blessed by the city’s Voodoo chief who sacrifices a ...

    published: 07 Jul 2016
  • CONOCIENDO BENIN

    Benín es un país ubicado en el oeste de África. Está limitado por Togo al oeste, por Nigeria al este y por Burkina Faso y Níger al norte. La mayoría de la población vive en el golfo de Benín. La capital de Benín es Porto Novo pero su gobierno está en Cotonú, la ciudad más grande del país. Benín cubre aproximadamente un área de 110.000 kilómetros cuadrados, con una población de aproximadamente 9,05 millones de personas. Benín es una nación tropical y subsahariana, dependiente mayoritariamente de la agricultura, con un empleo sustancial, cuyos ingresos provienen, una vez más, de la agricultura. La lengua oficial de Benín es el francés. Sin embargo, algunas lenguas indígenas como el fon o el yoruba son habladas comúnmente. La religión más extendida es el catolicismo romano, seguido por cerca...

    published: 05 Feb 2016
  • Benin City

    Aerial view of Benin city, the state capital of Edo state, the heart beat of Nigeria.

    published: 13 Jan 2017
  • 7 Facts about Benin

    Benin, known in the past as Dahomey, is a largely Christian nation, but it’s also the place from where Voodoo originated. The region was referred to as the Slave Coast, due to the large number of slaves that were shipped to the Americas from here. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/...

    published: 17 Dec 2016
  • Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Benin

    Thanks for watching.... 1. Cotonou 2. Abomey-Calavi 3. Djougou 4. Porto-Novo 5. Parakou 6. Tchaourou 7. Kandi 8. Bohicon 9. Malanville 10. Ouidah Music : Path to Follow,Jingle Punks; YouTube Audio Library Benin, officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometers (42,000 sq mi), with a ...

    published: 08 Oct 2014
  • Lagos to Benin Republic

    Travelling by road form Lagos Nigeria to the capital city of the Republic of Benin

    published: 22 Jun 2016
  • Benin Empire

    The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire located in what is now southern Nigeria. Its capital was Edo, now known as Benin City, Edo. It should not be confused with the modern-day country called Benin, formerly called Dahomey. The Benin Empire was "one of the oldest and most highly developed states in the coastal hinterland of West Africa, dating perhaps to the eleventh century CE", until it was annexed by the British Empire in 1897. The original people and founders of the Benin Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso dynasty who called their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained popularity as a good ruler. He died after a long reign and was succeeded by Ere, his eldest son. In the 12...

    published: 30 Dec 2015
  • VODUN FESTIVAL 2013, BENIN REPUBLIC...FESTOUR

    The Vodun Festival holds in Benin republic, 10th of January every year. Malahiou, Port-Novo the capital city of Benin Republic was my visit this year. It was a sight to behold...It tells how diverse the African culture is... Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. The continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity or Islam. Others practice traditional and folk religions. In the countryside, religious beliefs are also often characterized by syncretism with local traditions

    published: 10 Feb 2013
  • Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana, port, harbour,,market,

    Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the capital city; Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, and is the capital of the Tema Metropolitan District. As of 2013, Tema is the eleventh most populous settlement in Ghana, with a population of approximately 161,612 people – a marked decrease from its 2005 figure of 209,000.[2] The c(00 Longitude) passes directly through the city.[3] Tema is locally nicknamed the "Harbour Town" because of its status as Ghana's largest seaport. Tema is a city constructed on the site of a small fishing village. Tema was commissioned by Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and grew rapidly after the construction of a large harbour in 1961. It is now a major trading centre, home to an oil refi...

    published: 03 May 2017
  • FLOATING BENIN FISHERS

    there is uneasy calm among over 860 ghanaian fisher folks living in Akpakpa-Dodomey, near Benin capital Coutonou, following a planned demolition and eviction of their community. the intended eviction is in line with the government of benin's programme of action, which commenced in december last year aimed at improving the standard of cities, towns and tourist sites in that country

    published: 12 Aug 2017
  • What Is The Capital City Of Benin?

    Benin has a population of 10 million people (in 2013), porto novo, port on an inlet the gulf guinea is nations capital city, largest city and economic cotonou. Area, 112,620 km porto novo city and capital of benin. Porto novo (official), 314,000;. List of cities in benin wikipediabenin republic country profile west africa. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline bight benin, part gulf guinea in northernmost tropical portion atlantic ocean. Capital of benin the capital in southwestern part country on a coastal lagoon porto novo benin, dahomey, republic support from liverpool city council, re confirming its apology for city's List cities wikipediabenin profile west africa. Local tranquility local main street cotonou national stadium hotel pool bridge, also showin...

    published: 07 Aug 2017
  • Benin voodoo day: 23rd voodoo National day celebrated in capital Cotonou

    Benin at the weekend celebrated its National Voodoo Day. Once banned, the religion is recognised in the West African country - and very popular. CCTV's Leslie Mirungu has more

    published: 11 Jan 2016
  • Benin west africa Documentaire Histoire

    Benin west africa Documentaire Histoire https://youtu.be/xHHihm7n0IY http://global.britannica.com/place/Benin Benin, officially Republic of Benin, French République du Bénin, formerly (until 1975) Dahomey, or (1975–90) People’s Republic of Benin, country of western Africa. It consists of a narrow wedge of territory extending northward for about 420 miles (675 kilometres) from the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, on which it has a 75-mile seacoast, to the Niger River, which forms part of Benin’s northern border with Niger. Benin is bordered to the northwest by Burkina Faso, to the east by Nigeria, and to the west by Togo. The official capital is ... (100 of 6,483 words)

    published: 07 Apr 2016
  • Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

    published: 21 Jan 2017
  • Abomey, Benin and the Dahomey Kingdom

    After spending one night in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, I decided that it was best to press on towards Nigeria. However, I wanted to go a different direction since I've heard the main border to Nigeria is a zoo. Thus, I headed into Central Benin to a place called Abomey to spend the night. Abomey was once the center of an incredibly powerful and fierce empire in Benin. Today, Abomey holds a really impressive UNESCO world heritage site and some old palaces. Upon arrival to Abomey, I took part in a tour around the old palaces. Tomorrow, I head onward to Nigeria. Stay tuned. For travel articles and photography by Brendan van Son, visit his blog http://www.brendansadventures.com For more travel videos, check us out online at http://www.itsmylife365.com

    published: 28 Jun 2013
  • Niger building rail link to Benin's largest city

    The government in Niger is building a railway link from the capital Niamey to neighbouring Benin’s largest city, Cotonou. The $1.8bn project was first mooted during the 1930s when the country was under French rule. Once completed it will give Niger access to ports on the Atlantic. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall reports from Niamey. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 16 Mar 2016
  • Benin: Malanville, Natitingou, Abobey, Porto Novo, Cotonou, Ouidah, Grand Popo

    April 2013. We cross the border between Togo and Benin, reaching Malanville, Benin´s border-town to Niger in the far north. After that we are heading south to Natiningou, and then to Abomey, the old capital of the Dahomey kingdom, with its history. Then to Porto Novo, the modern capital, before entering Cotonou, the finical capital on the Atlantic coast. After that, more history in Ouidah, before we finish up the odyssey in Grand Popo on the coast.

    published: 22 Jan 2017
  • Elite Investors Gipfel - Interview: Horst Benin, AlpView Capital Partners GmbH

    Der Elite Investors Gipfel bringt auf höchstem Niveau Family Offices, Trusts und Stiftungenaus dem deutschsprachigen Raum zum gegenseitigen Gedankenaustausch und zu individuellen Gesprächsterminen mit führenden Anbietern von Lösungen und Services zusammen. Haben Sie Interesse am Elite Investors Gipfel , dann kontaktieren Sie uns unter moreinfo@marcusevanscy.com REF: web

    published: 22 Oct 2015
  • Flooded Uwelu Road in Benin-City, Edo state capital

    This is Uwelu Road in Benin City. This road has been like this for over 10 years! People even sell food items in the dirty water. It is so pathetic! Our leaders are watching. The citizens are suffering and smiling.

    published: 26 Jun 2016
  • Voodoo in Benin; the dark secrets

    People across West Africa, Especially Togo, Ghana and Nigeria hold similar beliefs but in Benin it is recognized as an official religion, followed by some 40% of the population. Voodoo day is a public holiday and there is a national museum. It has non of the negative connotations it has in the West and many of those who are officially Christian or Muslim also incorporate some Voodoo elements in their beliefs, especially in times ofcrisis

    published: 05 Jul 2016
  • Benin la comédienne Marcelline Aboh Les Echos de la capitale

    published: 22 Aug 2017
  • Foras international Shopping Mall in Benin المركز التجاري شركة فرص في بنين

    Foras International Investment Company intends to build the first shopping mall center in Porto Novo the capital city of Benin, which costs USD 26 million, as part of its strategy to pump more than USD 1 billion of direct investments within the coming ten years in Benin.أعلنت شركة فرص الدولية للاستثمار عن خطتها إنشاء أكبر مركز تجاري (مول) في مدينة بورتونوفو بجمهورية بنين بتكلفة 26 مليون دولار أمريكي وذلك ضمن خطتها الاستراتيجية لضخ بليون دولار من الاستثمار الأجنبية المباشرة في بنين. Hatim Mukhtar حاتم مختار

    published: 26 Oct 2009
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Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou, Benin

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A short informative story on the financial capital of Cotonou, Benin. The story was produced in 1999 and was part of a four part series introducing Virginians to the Republic of Benin and the reconciliation conference held there. This story is part of the Emmy award-winning documentary, Noble Desire, A Time for Healing.
https://wn.com/Cotonou,_Benin
BENIN,COTONOU, LEGENDADO EM PORTUGUÊS

BENIN,COTONOU, LEGENDADO EM PORTUGUÊS

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descobra cotonou , a capital econômica da Republica do BENIM.
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Benin: Capital City Of Voodoo

Benin: Capital City Of Voodoo

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  • Updated: 07 Jul 2016
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Some Voodoo priests use herbs to cure the sick - and possibly to poison enemies. They also sometimes ask for offerings, such as a chicken or a sheep, which is then sacrificed to the divinity, or some alcohol is poured onto the floor. This can happen when asking for help or when you wish has been granted. People seek help on a variety of issues - to be cured of a disease, find a job, complete a business deal, find a spouse or have a child. Republic of Benin, West Africa celebrated the 23rd Voodoo festival in 2016. The festival means a lot to the people, a religion approved by the government with more than 60% of the population devoted to it. Media reports indicate that since 1997, followers have gathered at Ouidah, a town in Benin to be blessed by the city’s Voodoo chief who sacrifices a goat as an offering to the spirits on the day. During the celebration, tourists watch devotees in animal skins chanting and dancing to drumbeats and share a glass or two of Gin with the locals. The highlights are but of course the voodoo dolls found in tents adorned with flags that represent various sects. But there’s a lot more than pierced dolls, the celebration witnesses the intriguing world of occult in full swing. It would be recalled that in 1996 the government of Benin decreed that Voodoo was an official religion practiced by over 10 million residents in the country. For most Beninese, Voodoo is an integral part of everyday life. Ouidah is the spiritual capital of Voodoo and was once a major slave trading post of the west African country. On January 10 every year, the festival takes place on the beach. Thousand of believers gather in Ouidah, the historical centre of the religion to receive blessings from the Voodoo chief. The ceremony is one of Benin’s most colourful and spectacular event.
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CONOCIENDO BENIN

CONOCIENDO BENIN

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Benín es un país ubicado en el oeste de África. Está limitado por Togo al oeste, por Nigeria al este y por Burkina Faso y Níger al norte. La mayoría de la población vive en el golfo de Benín. La capital de Benín es Porto Novo pero su gobierno está en Cotonú, la ciudad más grande del país. Benín cubre aproximadamente un área de 110.000 kilómetros cuadrados, con una población de aproximadamente 9,05 millones de personas. Benín es una nación tropical y subsahariana, dependiente mayoritariamente de la agricultura, con un empleo sustancial, cuyos ingresos provienen, una vez más, de la agricultura. La lengua oficial de Benín es el francés. Sin embargo, algunas lenguas indígenas como el fon o el yoruba son habladas comúnmente. La religión más extendida es el catolicismo romano, seguido por cerca del islam, el vudú y el protestantismo. Benín es miembro de las Naciones Unidas, la Unión Africana, la Organización para la Cooperación Islámica, la Zona de Paz y Cooperación del Atlántico Sur, La Francophonie, la Comunidad de Estados Sahel-Saharianos, la Asociación de Productores de Petróleo Africanos, y la Autoridad de la Cuenca del río Níger. Antigua colonia francesa, conocida con el nombre de Dahomey debido a un antiguo reino local, el país alcanzó la independencia el 1 de agosto de 1960, como República de Dahomey. En 1975, se adoptó el nombre actual de República de Benín, tomando el nombre de la Bahía de Benín, en cuya costa está situado el país. A su vez el nombre de la Bahía procede del antiguo reino yoruba de Benín, que se encontraba más al este, en torno de la actual ciudad nigeriana de Benin City, lo que puede llevar a confusión. La razón de haber elegido el nombre de Benín para rebautizar a Dahomey, es que se trataba de un nombre neutral: antes de la colonización francesa, "Dahomey" era solamente el nombre de un reino costero sureño, y por lo tanto su nombre no representaba a la región de Atakora en el noroeste, ni al antiguo reino (hoy departamento) de Borgou en el noreste.
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Benin City

Benin City

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Aerial view of Benin city, the state capital of Edo state, the heart beat of Nigeria.
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7 Facts about Benin

7 Facts about Benin

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Benin, known in the past as Dahomey, is a largely Christian nation, but it’s also the place from where Voodoo originated. The region was referred to as the Slave Coast, due to the large number of slaves that were shipped to the Americas from here. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Benin. 1. Benin is among the places from where voodoo originated. Here it is called Vodun and it’s an ancient religion, that doesn’t really have anything to do with Juju and witchcraft. In Vodun, the divine creator is a female, Mawu. All creation is considered divine and therefore contains the power of the divine. 2. Ganvie, known as “The Venice of Africa”-a lake village in Benin– is Africa’s unique floating village built on stilts. With a population of around 20,000 people, it is probably the largest lake village in Africa and as such is very popular with tourists. 3. 31% of the country’s land area is under agriculture while 40% of it is under forest. In the rest of the country, the savanna is covered with thorny scrubs and dotted with huge baobab trees. In the north and the northwest of Benin the Reserve du W du Niger and Pendjari National Park attract tourists eager to see elephants, lions, antelopes, hippos, and monkeys. 4. The capital of Benin—Porto Novo—was developed as a port for the slave trade. The capital region of the country and the area nearby was referred as ‘Slave Coast’ from as early as the 17th century. During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, a large number of slaves were shipped to the New World. The last ship of slaves departed from Dahomey for Brazil in 1885. 5. After slavery was abolished, France took over the country and renamed it French Dahomey. In 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France, and had a tumultuous period with many different democratic governments, many military coups and military governments. A Marxist–Leninist state called the People's Republic of Benin existed between 1975 and 1990. In 1991, it was replaced by the current multi-party Republic of Benin. 6. Finished in 1460 the Wall of Benin or moat is a historic world defense wonder. It enclosed 6,500 km² of community lands. Its length was over 16,000 km. The Guinness Book of World Records (1974) describes the walls of Benin City as the world's second largest man-made structure after China's Great Wall. 7. Although it’s a stable country, where violent crimes are rare and there is no ongoing conflict, Benin still remains severely underdeveloped. Benin’s economy has continued to strengthen over the past years, but about a third of the population still lives below the poverty line. More Info: http://thefactfile.org/interesting-facts-benin/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganvie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walls_of_Benin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_African_Vodun Music: Teknoaxe – Floating on Glass (super chill mode) https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site67/2013/0624/20130624__story_b0ea946d-ea90-4934-a8e8-0becc2a0853c~p1.jpg http://cdn.lightgalleries.net/4d94b54a4bef7/images/beninvoodoo-22-2.jpg http://city4.учпроект.рф/images1/ganvie-benin-1.jpg https://unseenbenin.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/home-g.jpg https://userscontent2.emaze.com/images/f2a420ca-0555-44bf-b543-065b93b6b783/a131b45031e7606be7977e32e9f3fa1b.jpeg http://www.awf.org/sites/default/files/media/gallery/Countries/Benin/Benin_1_ukn.jpeg?itok=Usll2mGJ http://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/african-slave-trade-11.jpg http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/slavery/slave-sale.JPG http://city4.учпроект.рф/images1/cotonou-benin-10.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Location_Benin_AU_Africa.svg/2000px-Location_Benin_AU_Africa.svg.png http://willdoherty.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/DSCN2191.JPG http://www.voltagepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Great-Benin-Walls.jpg http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/oditous2/Africa2/2900987927_858e159aa4_bbeninbn.jpg https://levoyagecommence.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/dscn0615.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zaaqe0Sn-Aw/UkfV3OF4PaI/AAAAAAAAEEw/Lx9-9tpugkQ/s1600/P1470284.JPG Intro video: http://www.coverr.co/ Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Benin

Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Benin

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Thanks for watching.... 1. Cotonou 2. Abomey-Calavi 3. Djougou 4. Porto-Novo 5. Parakou 6. Tchaourou 7. Kandi 8. Bohicon 9. Malanville 10. Ouidah Music : Path to Follow,Jingle Punks; YouTube Audio Library Benin, officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometers (42,000 sq mi), with a population of approximately 9.98 million. Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming. The official language of Benin is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun and Protestantism. Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority. From the 17th to the 19th century, the main political entities in the area were the Kingdom of Dahomey along with the city-state of Porto-Novo and a large area with many different tribes to the north. This region was referred to as the Slave Coast from as early as the 17th century due to the large number of slaves shipped to the New World during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. After slavery was abolished, France took over the country and renamed it French Dahomey. In 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France, and had a tumultuous period with many different democratic governments, many military coups and military governments. A Marxist-Leninist state called the People's Republic of Benin existed between 1972 and 1990. In 1991, it was replaced by the current multi-party Republic of Benin. The capital's name Porto-Novo is of Portuguese origin meaning "New Port." It was originally developed as a port for the slave trade. The current country of Benin combines three areas which had different political and ethnic systems prior to French colonial control. Before 1700, there were a few important city states along the coast (primarily of the Aja ethnic group, but also including Yoruba and Gbe peoples) and a mass of tribal regions inland (composed of Bariba, Mahi, Gedevi, and Kabye peoples). The Oyo Empire, located primarily to the east of modern Benin, was the most significant large-scale military force in the region and it would regularly conduct raids and exact tribute from the coastal kingdoms and the tribal regions. The situation changed in the 1600s and early 1700s as the Kingdom of Dahomey, which was of the Fon ethnicity, was founded on the Abomey plateau and began taking over areas along the coast. By 1727, king Agaja of the Kingdom of Dahomey had conquered the coastal cities of Allada and Whydah, but it had become a tributary of the Oyo empire and did not directly attack the Oyo allied city-state of Porto-Novo. The rise of the kingdom of Dahomey, the rivalry between the kingdom and the city of Porto-Novo, and the continued tribal politics of the northern region. This ethnic and political division persisted into the colonial and post-colonial periods. The Dahomey Kingdom was known for its culture and traditions. Young boys were often apprenticed to older soldiers, and taught the kingdom's military customs until they were old enough to join the army. Dahomey was also famous for instituting an elite female soldier corps, called Ahosi i.e. the king's wives or Mino, "our mothers" in the Fon language Fongbe, and known by many Europeans as the Dahomean Amazons. This emphasis on military preparation and achievement earned Dahomey the nickname of "black Sparta" from European observers and 19th century explorers like Sir Richard Burton. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin
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Lagos to Benin Republic

Lagos to Benin Republic

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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2016
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Travelling by road form Lagos Nigeria to the capital city of the Republic of Benin
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Benin Empire

Benin Empire

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The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire located in what is now southern Nigeria. Its capital was Edo, now known as Benin City, Edo. It should not be confused with the modern-day country called Benin, formerly called Dahomey. The Benin Empire was "one of the oldest and most highly developed states in the coastal hinterland of West Africa, dating perhaps to the eleventh century CE", until it was annexed by the British Empire in 1897. The original people and founders of the Benin Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso dynasty who called their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained popularity as a good ruler. He died after a long reign and was succeeded by Ere, his eldest son. In the 12th century, a great palace intrigue and battle for power erupted between the warrior crown prince Ekaladerhan son of the last Ogiso and his young paternal uncle. In anger over an oracle, Prince Ekaladerhan left the royal court with his warriors. When his old father the Ogiso died, the Ogiso dynasty was ended as the people and royal kingmakers preferred their king's son as natural next in line to rule. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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VODUN FESTIVAL 2013, BENIN REPUBLIC...FESTOUR

VODUN FESTIVAL 2013, BENIN REPUBLIC...FESTOUR

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The Vodun Festival holds in Benin republic, 10th of January every year. Malahiou, Port-Novo the capital city of Benin Republic was my visit this year. It was a sight to behold...It tells how diverse the African culture is... Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and philosophy. The continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity or Islam. Others practice traditional and folk religions. In the countryside, religious beliefs are also often characterized by syncretism with local traditions
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Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana, port, harbour,,market,

Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana, port, harbour,,market,

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Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the capital city; Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, and is the capital of the Tema Metropolitan District. As of 2013, Tema is the eleventh most populous settlement in Ghana, with a population of approximately 161,612 people – a marked decrease from its 2005 figure of 209,000.[2] The c(00 Longitude) passes directly through the city.[3] Tema is locally nicknamed the "Harbour Town" because of its status as Ghana's largest seaport. Tema is a city constructed on the site of a small fishing village. Tema was commissioned by Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and grew rapidly after the construction of a large harbour in 1961. It is now a major trading centre, home to an oil refinery and numerous factories, and is linked to Accra by a highway and railway. Tema is one of Ghana's two deep seaports, the other being Sekondi-Takoradi.[3] Tema became an Industry[edit] Tema Central Shopping Mall. The town's chief industrial products include aluminium, steel, processed fish, refined petroleum, textile, chemicals, food products, and cement.[2] Major companies operating in Tema include Volta Aluminium (VALCO), Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Nestlé Ghana Ltd., Wahome Steel Ltd, Tema Shipyard.[7] There is also a Free zone enclave in Tema. Seaport[edit] Main article: Tema Harbour A container terminal at Tema Port in 2008. Tema Port, which was opened in 1962, is the biggest of the two seaports in Ghana. It has a water-enclosed area of 1.7 square kilometres (0.66 sq mi) and a total land area of 3.9 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi). Apart from handling Ghanaian imports and exports, it is also a traffic junction, dealing with transit cargo destined for the landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. The port of Tema handles 80% of Ghana's import and export cargo, including the country's chief export, cacao. The port has 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) of breakwaters, 12 deepwater berths, an outsize oil tanker berth, a dockyard, warehouses, and transit sheds. The port has open and covered areas for the storage of cargo, including a 77,200-m² (7.72-hectare) paved area for the storage of containers, steel products and other conventional cargo. The port's container yard is capable of holding over 8,000 TEUs at any given time. The closed storage area, which is about 25,049 m² (2.51 hectares) in area, consists of six sheds with a total storage capacity of 50,000 tonnes of cargo. The port also includes a 100,000-dwt dry dock and slipway facility.[8] The harbour is operated by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. Fishing harbour[edit] Ghana has a long history of fishing. The Tema fishing harbour is at the eastern end of the town's commercial harbour. It comprises the Inner Fishing Harbour, the Canoe Basin, the Outer Fishing Harbour, and a commercial area with marketing and cold storage facilities.[5] The Inner Fishing Harbour was constructed along the Tema Main Port in 1962 to provide a handling facility for semi-industrial and industrial fishing vessels, and to encourage the development of the local fishing industry. In 1965, the Outer Fishing Harbour was constructed for bigger industrial vessels such as trawlers, tuna vessels, and deep-sea carriers.[5] The trawlers operating in the area are 30–45 m long and are able to land 55–65 tonnes of fish (usually redfish and club and scad mackerel) per fishing trip. The tuna vessels range from smaller boats around 45–50 m in length, able to land 200–250 tonnes of catch, to larger versions with a length of 50–65 m and the ability to land up to 650 tonnes per fishing trip.[5] The largest fishing vessels, the deep-sea carriers (with lengths of 90–105 m), are mostly chartered vessels.[5] Since 1984, the national catch hAutonomous Council in 1974 and was elevated to the status of a Metropolitan Assembly in December 1990. Tema metropolitan forms part of the sixteen (16) Metropolis, Municipalities and Districts in the Greater Accra Region. The Metropolitan shares boundaries with Ashaiman Municipal, Adentan Municipal, and ledzokuku Krowor Municipal to the west respectively, to the east with Kpone Katamanso District, to the North with Dangme West District and to the South with the Gulf of Guinea.Beautiful places to travel to game : http://www.purposegames.com/game/beautiful-places-aroud-the-world-quizbeautiful, best tourist destinations, wonderful places, holiday, vacation, best holidays, attractions, around the world, travel guide, best travel places, travel, travel cities, museums, landmarks, culture, nature, beautiful travel places, wonderful , tour, the best travel places, 10 υπέροχα μέρη για ταξίδια, τα καλύτερα τουριστικά αξιοθέατα σε όλο τον κόσμο Τα καλύτερα μέρη για διακοπές, διακοπές, καλύτερες διακοπές, αξιοθέατα σε όλο τον κόσμο, ταξιδιωτικός οδηγός, καλύτερα μέρη για ταξίδια, ταξίδια, ταξιδιωτικές πόλεις, μουσεία, αξιοθέατα, πολιτισμός, φύση, Τα καλύτερα μέρη για ταξίδια,
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FLOATING BENIN FISHERS

FLOATING BENIN FISHERS

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there is uneasy calm among over 860 ghanaian fisher folks living in Akpakpa-Dodomey, near Benin capital Coutonou, following a planned demolition and eviction of their community. the intended eviction is in line with the government of benin's programme of action, which commenced in december last year aimed at improving the standard of cities, towns and tourist sites in that country
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What Is The Capital City Of Benin?

What Is The Capital City Of Benin?

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Benin has a population of 10 million people (in 2013), porto novo, port on an inlet the gulf guinea is nations capital city, largest city and economic cotonou. Area, 112,620 km porto novo city and capital of benin. Porto novo (official), 314,000;. List of cities in benin wikipediabenin republic country profile west africa. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline bight benin, part gulf guinea in northernmost tropical portion atlantic ocean. Capital of benin the capital in southwestern part country on a coastal lagoon porto novo benin, dahomey, republic support from liverpool city council, re confirming its apology for city's List cities wikipediabenin profile west africa. Local tranquility local main street cotonou national stadium hotel pool bridge, also showing image result for capital city of benin africa. It can be considered the economic capital as it houses two thirds of benin's industries and is headquarters former name, until 1975, was dahomey. Printable map of benin and info links to facts, famous natives, landforms, latitude, longitude, maps, symbols, timeline weather the country we refer as today was once powerful kingdom dahomey. Benin is located in west africa and covers a land area of 112,622 sqthe chief town the atlantic department, capital city porto novo (200,000 name benin (long form) republic benin; Capital (223,552 pop. Cotonou, largest city in benin porto novo, capital and second of cotonou is the economic centre. Story of cities #5 benin city, the mighty medieval capital now lost facts for porto novo, world's. Where is benin? benin located in the world? Benin map geography of worldatlas. The capital of benin is porto novo, but the seat government in cotonou, country's largest city and economic following a list cities contents. Cotonou, benin republic travel nigeria nairaland forum. It has a population of 234,168, and is located on latitue 6. The capital city of a nation location porto novo on map. Image result for capital city of benin africa. Gdp of benin what is the capital benin? Most dangerous cities in united states 18 mar 2016 with its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than great wall china, city was one best planned world information on map benin, flag geography, history, politics, government, economy, population, culture, religion, languages, largest. Largest cities2 referenceslist[edit]. Porto novo, capital city of benin story cities #5 city, the mighty medieval now lost without trace noun 1. Benin population 9,877,292 (2013 est. Porto novo is the capital city of benin. It lies on the gulf of guinea in western africa 26 jan 2013. Its official population count was in addition to being benin's largest city, it is the seat of government, although porto novo capital. Capital of benin dictionary definition vocabulary. Largest city and seat of 9 may 2017 benin flag porto novo is the official capital for republic benin, a west african country formerly called dahomey. World populations (a
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Benin voodoo day: 23rd voodoo National day celebrated in capital Cotonou

Benin voodoo day: 23rd voodoo National day celebrated in capital Cotonou

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Benin at the weekend celebrated its National Voodoo Day. Once banned, the religion is recognised in the West African country - and very popular. CCTV's Leslie Mirungu has more
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Benin west africa Documentaire Histoire

Benin west africa Documentaire Histoire

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Benin west africa Documentaire Histoire https://youtu.be/xHHihm7n0IY http://global.britannica.com/place/Benin Benin, officially Republic of Benin, French République du Bénin, formerly (until 1975) Dahomey, or (1975–90) People’s Republic of Benin, country of western Africa. It consists of a narrow wedge of territory extending northward for about 420 miles (675 kilometres) from the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, on which it has a 75-mile seacoast, to the Niger River, which forms part of Benin’s northern border with Niger. Benin is bordered to the northwest by Burkina Faso, to the east by Nigeria, and to the west by Togo. The official capital is ... (100 of 6,483 words)
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Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

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Abomey, Benin and the Dahomey Kingdom

Abomey, Benin and the Dahomey Kingdom

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After spending one night in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, I decided that it was best to press on towards Nigeria. However, I wanted to go a different direction since I've heard the main border to Nigeria is a zoo. Thus, I headed into Central Benin to a place called Abomey to spend the night. Abomey was once the center of an incredibly powerful and fierce empire in Benin. Today, Abomey holds a really impressive UNESCO world heritage site and some old palaces. Upon arrival to Abomey, I took part in a tour around the old palaces. Tomorrow, I head onward to Nigeria. Stay tuned. For travel articles and photography by Brendan van Son, visit his blog http://www.brendansadventures.com For more travel videos, check us out online at http://www.itsmylife365.com
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Niger building rail link to Benin's largest city

Niger building rail link to Benin's largest city

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The government in Niger is building a railway link from the capital Niamey to neighbouring Benin’s largest city, Cotonou. The $1.8bn project was first mooted during the 1930s when the country was under French rule. Once completed it will give Niger access to ports on the Atlantic. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall reports from Niamey. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Benin: Malanville, Natitingou, Abobey, Porto Novo, Cotonou, Ouidah, Grand Popo

Benin: Malanville, Natitingou, Abobey, Porto Novo, Cotonou, Ouidah, Grand Popo

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April 2013. We cross the border between Togo and Benin, reaching Malanville, Benin´s border-town to Niger in the far north. After that we are heading south to Natiningou, and then to Abomey, the old capital of the Dahomey kingdom, with its history. Then to Porto Novo, the modern capital, before entering Cotonou, the finical capital on the Atlantic coast. After that, more history in Ouidah, before we finish up the odyssey in Grand Popo on the coast.
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Elite Investors Gipfel - Interview: Horst Benin, AlpView Capital Partners GmbH

Elite Investors Gipfel - Interview: Horst Benin, AlpView Capital Partners GmbH

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Der Elite Investors Gipfel bringt auf höchstem Niveau Family Offices, Trusts und Stiftungenaus dem deutschsprachigen Raum zum gegenseitigen Gedankenaustausch und zu individuellen Gesprächsterminen mit führenden Anbietern von Lösungen und Services zusammen. Haben Sie Interesse am Elite Investors Gipfel , dann kontaktieren Sie uns unter moreinfo@marcusevanscy.com REF: web
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Flooded Uwelu Road in Benin-City, Edo state capital

Flooded Uwelu Road in Benin-City, Edo state capital

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This is Uwelu Road in Benin City. This road has been like this for over 10 years! People even sell food items in the dirty water. It is so pathetic! Our leaders are watching. The citizens are suffering and smiling.
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Voodoo in Benin; the dark secrets

Voodoo in Benin; the dark secrets

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People across West Africa, Especially Togo, Ghana and Nigeria hold similar beliefs but in Benin it is recognized as an official religion, followed by some 40% of the population. Voodoo day is a public holiday and there is a national museum. It has non of the negative connotations it has in the West and many of those who are officially Christian or Muslim also incorporate some Voodoo elements in their beliefs, especially in times ofcrisis
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Benin   la comédienne Marcelline Aboh Les Echos de la capitale

Benin la comédienne Marcelline Aboh Les Echos de la capitale

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Foras international Shopping Mall in Benin المركز التجاري شركة فرص في بنين

Foras international Shopping Mall in Benin المركز التجاري شركة فرص في بنين

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Foras International Investment Company intends to build the first shopping mall center in Porto Novo the capital city of Benin, which costs USD 26 million, as part of its strategy to pump more than USD 1 billion of direct investments within the coming ten years in Benin.أعلنت شركة فرص الدولية للاستثمار عن خطتها إنشاء أكبر مركز تجاري (مول) في مدينة بورتونوفو بجمهورية بنين بتكلفة 26 مليون دولار أمريكي وذلك ضمن خطتها الاستراتيجية لضخ بليون دولار من الاستثمار الأجنبية المباشرة في بنين. Hatim Mukhtar حاتم مختار
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