Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognised right.
Benin President's Visit is France's First Test on Returning Art Treasures
[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art -- intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliquÃ© cloth -- stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom's might.