Category: Benin travel news

Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900. In Abomey, Dahomey's former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions.

Pirates attack tanker in Gulf of Guinea, kidnap 13 sailors
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Pirates attack tanker in Gulf of Guinea, kidnap 13 sailors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020

Pirates attacked the chemical tanker Curacao Trader about 210 miles (around 338km) off the coast of Benin, in West Africa’s ... Read More

African Elephant Coalition (AEC): Japan your ivory market !
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African Elephant Coalition (AEC): Japan your ivory market !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 17, 2019

The Council of Elders of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) comprising 32 African countries and the majority of African elephant ... Read More

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors
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African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019

The pirates attacked the Panama-flagged ship MSC Mandy with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa. ... Read More