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May 25, 2013
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After negotiations between Benin’s government and striking teachers failed last weekend, Benin’s Prime Minister has held another meeting with union officials threatening pay cut if they don’t end their nearly two-month-old strike.
Benin’s government has set up a new health scheme to make health care available to the population at an affordable cost.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
Teachers in Benin have not given up there industrial action.
They say they will continue their strike until the government meets their demands.
Pope Benedict the XVI has ended his second visit to Africa, which lasted for 49 hours 30 minutes in Benin.
His last trip to Africa was in 2009 to Cameroon and Angola.
Pope Benedict the XVI is in Benin on his second visit to Africa, with a message to encourage reconciliation on the continent.
The Pope is on Saturday presenting plans by the Roman Catholic Church to encourage reconciliation in Africa, when he travels to the city of Ouidah, the symbolic heartland of Voodoo in Benin.
Pope Benedict the 16th is in Benin on his second visit to Africa since becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Pope arrived on Friday in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, a country said to be the world's fastest-growing Roman Catholic population.
After the secret burial of the late Libyan leader Col. Moamar Kadhafi in the Libyan Desert, the Republic of Benin has expressed dismay over the role played by the African Union (AU) in the Libyan crisis.
In Benin, the government of President Yayi Boni has launched an initiative granting pregnant women and children under five, free access to malaria treatment.
People involved in building their homes and other construction works in are facing serious setback, with the continuing shortage of cement in the country.