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of Dahomey (known today as Benin) became big players in the slave trade (History of slavery), waging a bitter war on their neighbours, resulting in the capture of 10,000, including another important slave trader, the King of Whydah. King Tegbessou made £250,000 a year selling people into slavery in 1750." Dahomey.jpg thumb upright ''Man-Shark'' by Sossa Dede (c. 1890), a Fon people Fon statue symbolizing Béhanzin, musée du quai Branly, Paris, France. !-- Deleted image removed: Image:Behanzin1894.jpg right frame Behanzin in 1894

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and metal arts, with an Egyptian false door, Yoruba (Yoruba traditional art) mask, Benin bronze hip pendant, divination portrait of a king from Dahomey. There is also a gas pipeline, known as the West African Gas Pipeline, in the works but has encountered numerous setbacks. The pipeline would allow for transportation of natural gas to Benin, Ghana, Togo, and Cote d'Ivoire. The majority of Nigeria's natural gas is flared off (gas flaring) and it is estimated that Nigeria loses 18.2 million US$ daily from the loss of the flared gas. In Africa, it has been reported in Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Somalia, Zanzibar, coastal Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa (an isolated colony in Cape Town), Madagascar, the Comoro Islands, Mauritius, the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles. left thumb 190px ''R. braminus'' (Image:Flowerpot_snakes.JPG)In Asia it occurs in Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, mainland India, the Maldives, the Lakshadweep Islands, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawashima and Miyakoshima, Taiwan, Hong Kong, southern China, Hainan, the Malay Peninsula, the Maritime Southeast Asia including Singapore, Sumatra and nearby islands (the Riao Archipelago, Bangka (Bangka Island), Billiton and Nias), Borneo, Sulawesi, the Philippines, Butung, Salajar, Ternate, Halmahera, Buru, Ceram (Seram Island), Ambon (Ambon Island), Saparua, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Madura, Flores, Lomblen, Sumba, Timor, Kai Island, the Aru Islands (requires confirmation according to McDowell, 1974:25), New Guinea (Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea), New Britain and Bougainville Island. In Australia in the Northern Territory near Darwin (Darwin, Northern Territory) and the northern tip of Queensland). It occurs in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, on Christmas Island, Palau, Guam, Saipan and the Hawaiian Islands. The Americas in the United States (California, Massachusetts, and Florida), western and southern Mexico and Guatemala and in the Cayman Islands. The vertical distribution is from sea level to 1,200 m in Sri Lanka and up to 1,500 m in Gautemala. The type locality (Type locality (biology)) given is "Vizagapatam" India . '''Abomey-Calavi''' is a city, arrondissement (Arrondissements of Benin), and commune located in the Atlantique Department of Benin. It is a suburb of Cotonou and is located approximately 18 km from the city centre of Cotonou. '''Banikoara''' is a town, arrondissement (Arrondissements of Benin) and commune (Communes of Benin) located in the Alibori Department of Benin. It lies 69 kilometers west of Kandi (Kandi, Benin) at the heart of the most productive cotton-growing region in Benin. Its name means "Bani's town," and honors its founder, Bani Gansé. '''Tchaourou''' is a commune, arrondissement (Arrondissements of Benin), and city located in the Borgou Department of Benin, a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975). It is the birthplace of current Beninese president Yayi Boni. It is

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in the West is Long Pepper (''P. longum''), commonly traded under its Indian name ''pipalli''. This is possibly the secondmost popular ''Piper'' spice internationally; it has a rather chili (Chili pepper)-like "heat" and the whole inflorescence is used as the fruits are tiny. Red, gold, green, and black are the colors of Pan-Africanism. Several African countries thus use the color on their flags, including South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia

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not participated in the Atlanta Games, competed in Sydney. "Still growing: Paralympics world's second-largest sporting event", ''Sports Illustrated'', 20 September 2000 The two main plots concern the fictional African state of Beninia (a name reminiscent of the real-life Benin, though that nation in the Bight of Benin was known as the Republic of Dahomey when the book was written

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to the east of modern Benin, was the most significant large-scale military force in the region and it would regularly conduct raids and exact tribute from the coastal kingdoms and the tribal regions. The situation changed in the 1600s and early 1700s as the Kingdom of Dahomey, which

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, and leaders from civil society signed a peace agreement that laid the framework for a two-year National Transitional Government of Liberia. August 21, they selected businessman Charles Gyude Bryant as Chair of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL), effective on October 14. These changes paved the way for the ECOWAS peacekeeping mission to expand into a 3,600-strong force, constituted by Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal

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;million people will have been vaccinated against the disease. According to the World Health Organization, the mass vaccination cannot eliminate yellow fever because of the massive number of infected mosquitoes in urban areas of the target countries

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, in Bangladesh and India, and in Latin America, in Mexico, Bolivia (partnered with Fundación Acción Cultural Loyola (ACLO)),and Peru (partnered with Chirapaq (Center for Indigenous Peoples' Cultures of Peru)).works included a novel based on the slave trade , ''The Viceroy of Ouidah,'' which he researched with extended stays in Benin, West Africa. For ''The Songlines'' (1987), a work combining fiction


'''Benin''' ) and formerly '''Dahomey''', is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. R. H. Hughes, J. S. Hughes. A directory of African wetlands, p. 301. IUCN, 1992. ISBN 2-88032-949-3 The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometers (42,000 sq mi), with a population of approximately 9.98 million. Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming (subsistence agriculture). "Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations". United Nations, June 29th, 2010

The official language of Benin is French (French language). However, indigenous languages such as Fon (Fon language) and Yoruba (Yoruba language) are commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism (Catholic Church), followed closely by Islam, Vodun and Protestantism (Protestants). Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority. "Benin – International Cooperation". Nation Encyclopedia (2010-06-29).

From the 17th to the 19th century, the main political entities in the area were the Kingdom of Dahomey along with the city-state of Porto-Novo and a large area with many different tribes to the north. This region was referred to as the Slave Coast from as early as the 17th century due to the large number of slaves shipped to the New World during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. After slavery was abolished, France took over the country and renamed it French Dahomey. In 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France, and had a tumultuous period with many different democratic governments, many military coups and military governments.

A Marxist-Leninist (Marxism–Leninism) state (Sovereign state) called the People's Republic of Benin existed between 1972 and 1990. In 1991, it was replaced by the current multi-party (Multi-party system) Republic of Benin. Ibp Usa. Global Logistics Assessments Reports Handbook: Strategic Transportation and Customs Information for Selected Countries, p. 85. Int'l Business Publications, 2008. ISBN 0-7397-6603-1

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