Coastal country in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, formerly known as Dahomey
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French MPs approve return of looted artefacts to Benin, Senegal
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France to vote on new law over returning stolen African artworks
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Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed-BulgariaThe Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last month, has been freed, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said..
Pirates seize Portugal-flagged ship off Benin, kidnap crew: BulgariaPirates attacked a Portugal-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off the coast of Benin, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Benin prince calls for Bristol Museum to return stolen sculpturePrince Edun Akenzua urges Bristol Museum to consider returning one of the stolen Benin Bronzes.
Benin company harvesting plants that could soak up oil spillsA company in Benin harvests water hyacinths which can be used to soak up oil.
Pressure grows on UK to return looted colonial artefacts as France prepares to give back artworksBenin's culture minister welcomes 'opening of a broader discussion'
Cambridge college to return looted Benin cockerel statue to NigeriaA Cambridge University college said on Thursday it would return an antique statue of a cockerel to Benin City in Nigeria, more than 120 years after the work was looted by British colonial forces.
Nigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smugglingNigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border patrol force to tackle smuggling between the West African countries, they said in a communique on Thursday.
Pirates kidnap four crew from Greek boat off Togo: Togo navyPirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo in the early hours of Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West African nation's navy said, two days after a similar..
Benin authorities open investigation after nine people abducted by piratesBenin authorities have opened an investigation after pirates abducted nine people from a Norwegian-flagged boat off the coast of the West African nation, the port of Cotonou said.
Pirates kidnap nine from Norwegian ship off BeninThey boarded the vessel while it was at anchor in the Gulf of Guinea, a hotspot for piracy.
Norway's Ugland says nine crew abducted by pirates from vessel off BeninA vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday.