• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cotonou, Benin Republic , West Africa tours 2017

    Cotonou, Benin Republic , West Africa tours 2017 - Entering to Cotonou port, Benin, Tanougou waterfall in Benin, West Africa Travel Vlog 4K https://goo.gl/HzFhA4 Cotonou is the largest city in Benin and the country's primary port of entry for visitors. The city is located on the country's coastline, in the south. In the Fon language, the word 'cotonou' means "the mouth of the river of death". The area was settled as a fishing village during the time of the Dahomey Kingdom. The French were given permission to build a trading post, until they were given the region altogether in 1868. The city was used to defend against the British in their conquests. Cotonou grew to become the largest city in the country, right up to independence. Although the capital is located at Porto-Novo, Cotonou is ...

    published: 06 Jun 2017
  • 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, West Africa

    I spent 10 months in Benin spanning 2000 / 2001. Here's a few pictures from my time there. Enjoy! www.jkobylkareptiles.com

    published: 11 May 2011
  • 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 voodoo 2016

    VOODOO trip Benin januari 2016 Ganvie, Quidah, Tori-Bossito, Grand Popo, Zangbeto Secrets .... Les Révenants

    published: 17 Mar 2016
  • 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
  • Cotonou, Porto Novo, Bohicon - Benin

    published: 09 Mar 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
  • 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
  • Airport Road Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

    I Bet You Will not Believe this is how Airport Road Looks

    published: 09 Sep 2016
  • Visitez le Benin!

    Octobre et novembre, 2012. - Besuchen Sie Benin!

    published: 18 Jan 2013
  • Benin,capital,currency, language

    Benin,capital,currency, language

    published: 15 Oct 2017
  • CIDADE DE BENIN - Civilizações Africanas | Relicário Vasconcelos #2

    Benin City ou Ilu Benin é uma cidade da Nigéria, do estado de Edo. Fundada no século X, Benin foi a capital do Império do Benin. Em 1897, a cidade de Benin foi destruída pelas forças britânicas. Para ler a carta do viajante: http://goo.gl/W1BKeO Conheça a capital do vodu: http://goo.gl/HxzaE0 Vodu Africano: http://goo.gl/Yu7Hef Cidade de Benin é considerada berço do vodu: http://goo.gl/IY5cQ2 --------------------------------------------------------------------***------------------------------------------------------------------------ http://relicariovasconcelos.blogspot.com Visite meu brechózinho! http://enjoei.com/heydessax Vem me amar nas outras redes: http://twitter.com/heydessax http://instagram.com/heydessax Snapchat: @DessVasconcelos http://facebook.com/RelicarioVasconcelos e...

    published: 20 Jun 2016
  • Voodoo In Benin; Oozing Fetish Shrines

    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 gath...

    published: 07 Jul 2016
  • Africa - Cotonou, Republic du Benin. November 6th and 7th 2013.

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    published: 17 Jan 2014
  • What Is The Capital City Of Benin?

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    published: 11 Nov 2017
  • Rim K Baby - Capital King (LABEL CAPITALE KING STREET) BENIN

    Rim K Baby - Capital King (LABEL CAPITALE KING STREET) BENIN

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  • 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
  • News Across Nigeria: Benin Residents Protest Prolonged Blackout -- 16/10/15

    Residents of Benin City, the capital of Edo State have protested what they called long blackout in their areas. For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com

    published: 16 Oct 2015
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Cotonou, Benin Republic , West Africa tours 2017

Cotonou, Benin Republic , West Africa tours 2017

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Cotonou, Benin Republic , West Africa tours 2017 - Entering to Cotonou port, Benin, Tanougou waterfall in Benin, West Africa Travel Vlog 4K https://goo.gl/HzFhA4 Cotonou is the largest city in Benin and the country's primary port of entry for visitors. The city is located on the country's coastline, in the south. In the Fon language, the word 'cotonou' means "the mouth of the river of death". The area was settled as a fishing village during the time of the Dahomey Kingdom. The French were given permission to build a trading post, until they were given the region altogether in 1868. The city was used to defend against the British in their conquests. Cotonou grew to become the largest city in the country, right up to independence. Although the capital is located at Porto-Novo, Cotonou is still the nation's economic and population centre. It also attracts many government institutions and embassies, regardless of Porto-Novo's status, leading to the city being referred as Benin's de-facto capital. See in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa ============================ Cotonou Cathedral, or Notre Dame des Apotres, located near the Ancien Pont Bridge. It is noted for its distinct burgundy and white striped tile architecture. The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou. French colonial architecture Architecture or history buffs might enjoy looking at the French colonial architecture, some adapted and modernized, others in a state of decay. Many of the buildings are a short walk north of the Cotonou Cathedral. From the cathedral, walk west one block on Ave Clozel and make a right where Rue 866 becomes Rue 308. Cross the busy Rue 102 and proceed northwest on Rue 308 past the Hotel Acropole for as many blocks as you desire, eventually turning west one block and return south on Ave. Proche. Benin, West Africa =============== Benin is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey (1800s–1894). Moreover, Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and all that goes with it—to this day Vodun remains the official religion of the country, and an important part of the life of ordinary Beninese. The national parks of Benin are also well worth a visit for their wildlife. It is also, fortunately, one of the most stable and safe countries of the region for traveling. With its rich history, vibrant culture, protected wildlife, Grand Popo ocean beach, and artisan market in Se, Benin is one of the best kept tourist secrets in West Africa. See in Benin, West Africa ===================== Benin is perhaps best known to the world as the birthplace of the Vodun religion—voodoo. Voodoo temples, roadside fetishes, and fetish markets are found throughout the country, but the best known is the skull and skin-filled fetish market in the Grande Marche du Dantopka—Cotonou's overwhelmingly busy, enormous, and hectic grand market. The most important fetish in the country is the monstruous Dankoli fetish, on the northerly road near Savalou, which is a pretty good spot for beseeching gods. Benin under the rule of the Dahomey kings was a major center of the slave trade, and the Route des Esclaves in Ouidah, terminating at the beachside Point of No Return monument is a memorial to those who were kidnapped, sold, and sent off to the other side of the world. Ouidah's local museum, housed in a Portuguese fort, unsurprisingly focuses on the slave trade, in addition to other facets of local culture, religion, and history, and is a real must see for anyone passing through the country. Abomey was the capital of the Dahomey Empire, and its ruined temples and royal palaces, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, are one of the country's top attractions. The ruins, their bas-reliefs, and the Abomey Historical Museum in the royal palace (which contains all sorts of macabre tapestries and even a throne of human skulls) are a testament to the wealth brought to the Dahomey kings from the slave trade, and brutality with which they oppressed their enemies, fodder for human sacrifice and bondage. Ganvie, home to 30,000 whose ancestors fled the brutal Dahomey kings by building their town on stilts right in the center of Lake Nokoué, is without question a fascinating and naturally beautiful locale, and a popular stop as one of the largest of West Africa's lake towns. But it has been to an extent ruined by the unpleasant relationship between locals and tourism. (Ghana may have much more rewarding experiences for travelers interested in West African lake towns.)
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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, West Africa

Benin, West Africa

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I spent 10 months in Benin spanning 2000 / 2001. Here's a few pictures from my time there. Enjoy! www.jkobylkareptiles.com
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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 voodoo 2016

benin voodoo 2016

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VOODOO trip Benin januari 2016 Ganvie, Quidah, Tori-Bossito, Grand Popo, Zangbeto Secrets .... Les Révenants
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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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Cotonou, Porto Novo, Bohicon - Benin

Cotonou, Porto Novo, Bohicon - Benin

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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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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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Airport Road Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Airport Road Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

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Visitez le Benin!

Visitez le Benin!

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Octobre et novembre, 2012. - Besuchen Sie Benin!
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Benin,capital,currency, language

Benin,capital,currency, language

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Benin,capital,currency, language
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CIDADE DE BENIN - Civilizações Africanas | Relicário Vasconcelos #2

CIDADE DE BENIN - Civilizações Africanas | Relicário Vasconcelos #2

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Benin City ou Ilu Benin é uma cidade da Nigéria, do estado de Edo. Fundada no século X, Benin foi a capital do Império do Benin. Em 1897, a cidade de Benin foi destruída pelas forças britânicas. Para ler a carta do viajante: http://goo.gl/W1BKeO Conheça a capital do vodu: http://goo.gl/HxzaE0 Vodu Africano: http://goo.gl/Yu7Hef Cidade de Benin é considerada berço do vodu: http://goo.gl/IY5cQ2 --------------------------------------------------------------------***------------------------------------------------------------------------ http://relicariovasconcelos.blogspot.com Visite meu brechózinho! http://enjoei.com/heydessax Vem me amar nas outras redes: http://twitter.com/heydessax http://instagram.com/heydessax Snapchat: @DessVasconcelos http://facebook.com/RelicarioVasconcelos e me mande amorzinhos: contatovasconcelos@outlook.com
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Voodoo In Benin; Oozing Fetish Shrines

Voodoo In Benin; Oozing Fetish Shrines

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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. 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. 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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Africa  -  Cotonou, Republic du Benin. November 6th and 7th 2013.

Africa - Cotonou, Republic du Benin. November 6th and 7th 2013.

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Also see- part 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsD0loA6xtE - part 3 from february 2017 : https://youtu.be/q-p-5iKfNOI Cotonou, Republic Du Benin, West Africa. 2 day business trip, November 2013. Filmed mostly in and around Missebo district and the Benin Marina Hotel.
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What Is The Capital City Of Benin?

What Is The Capital City Of Benin?

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Rim K Baby  - Capital King (LABEL CAPITALE KING STREET) BENIN

Rim K Baby - Capital King (LABEL CAPITALE KING STREET) BENIN

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Rim K Baby - Capital King (LABEL CAPITALE KING STREET) BENIN
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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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News Across Nigeria: Benin Residents Protest Prolonged Blackout -- 16/10/15

News Across Nigeria: Benin Residents Protest Prolonged Blackout -- 16/10/15

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Residents of Benin City, the capital of Edo State have protested what they called long blackout in their areas. For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
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