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May 21, 2013
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Benin’s health officials say there has been no drop in the number of deaths from malaria every year in this West African nation.
The government of Benin and representatives of trade unions on Friday ended negotiations with an agreement to set up a committee to look into the demands of the civil servants, who have been striking over a 25 per cent salary increment, which had paralyzed 22 of 26 administrative departments in the country.
In Benin the government is due to hold an extraordinary meeting on Friday with representatives of ministries involved in the strike that has been paralyzing 22 of 26 ministries in the country.
On 17 June 2011, the United Nations, for the first time, endorsed gay or homosexuals’ rights. This means gays and lesbians are now recognized by the world body as having the right to engage in their activities.
Some 30 West African journalists have completed a training workshop on reporting on money laundering terrorism financing.
Organized by the Inter-Governmental Action Group against money laundering in Africa (GIABA), the workshop brought together participants from Francophone and Lusopnone countries.
A two-day seminar for West African journalists opens today in the Beninese capital, Cotonou.
Governments, private sector and midwives in West Africa have been urged to invest more in midwifery to make the profession more attractive so as to get more people drawn to it.
The second training course in long-term planning using the T21 model technique for the 15 ECOWAS Member states is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
The Coalition of labor unions of the public administration in Benin has called on its members not to give in to pressures from the government to end their 72 hours strike action, which enters its third day Thursday.
A 72-hour strike by civil servants in Benin on Tuesday is expected to paralyze activities at the country's public administration.