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famous water

. On the northern edge is the famous water town of Ganvié. Lake Nokoué is an important site for the birds. '''Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport''' Wikipedia:Cotonou Commons:Category:Cotonou

national television

Benin–Russia relations at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Glele continued his father's successful war campaigns, in part to avenge his father's death, in part to capture slaves. During his rule he sustained Dahomey's renaissance as a center of palm oil sales and slave trade. Glele also signed treaties with the French (France), who had previously acquired a concession in Porto-Novo from

quot food

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 1993 - 1996 1993, ECOWAS brokered a peace agreement in Cotonou, Benin. On 22 September ’93, the United Nations established the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL) to support

great location

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school band

&req_dat 0D0CB579A3BDA420 title Kidjo's Music Crosses Borders, Boundaries last Weickgenant first Joel date March 29, 2008 work Savannah Morning News publisher NewsBank page 6E accessdate 2009-02-03 giving her an early appreciation for traditional music and dance. She started singing in her school band, Les Sphinx, and found success as a teenager with her adaptation of Miriam Makeba's "Les Trois Z", which played on national radio. She recorded the album ''Pretty

field service

gmt 13 Feb 03", Radio Benin (, February 14, 2003. He said that he would focus on reducing pollution and improving waste management and drainage. Early in 2010, the ship was docked in Lomé, Togo for the 2010 field service. In August 2010, the ''Africa Mercy'' went into shipyard in South Africa, where it was equipped with new, more efficient generators. In 2009, the ship was docked in Cotonou, Benin from February to December

offering free

23 September 2011 In 2008, the ''Africa Mercy'' continued its service to Liberia--offering free surgeries, assistance in healthcare infrastructure development, and community-based preventive health care programs that benefited thousands of individuals and many communities. More than 1,200 surgical procedures and 10,000 dental procedures were completed, along with community health projects such as HIV AIDS prevention and construction of wells and latrines. -


On June 24, 2008, the Saint-Denis Court of Appeal ruled against extraditing Bacar to the Comoros.comores article_depeche.asp?art_cle AFP21118rejetracabt0 "Rejet de la demande d'extradition de l'ex-président Bacar", AFP (, June 24, 2008 . With all his appeals exhausted, Bacar, his brother, and two of his men were expelled from Réunion on the morning of July 19. They were taken to Cotonou, Benin

water development

, providing free surgeries and medical care. Mercy Ships also worked with Beninese citizens on agriculture and water development projects on the ground in Benin. In 2007, the ship made its official maiden voyage to Monrovia, Liberia, from the shipyard in England. Wikipedia:Cotonou Commons:Category:Cotonou

opposition set

last Nicéphore Soglo and the RB were victorious in the December 2002–January 2003 municipal election in Cotonou, Benin's largest city. "Opposition set to win in major Beninese cities", afrol News, January 12, 2003. In the 12th arrondissement, Soglo defeated pro-government Movement candidate Sévérin Adjovi‎.


'''Cotonou''' ( ), formerly '''Kutonu''', "Dahomey (s:1911 Encyclopædia Britannica Dahomey)" in the ''Encyclopædia Britannica'', 11th ed., Vol. 7. 1911. is the largest city and economic centre of Benin, although Porto-Novo is the capital.

Its official population count was 761,137 inhabitants in 2006; however, some estimates indicate its population to be as high as 1.2 million; the population in 1960 was only 70,000. The urban area continues to expand, notably towards the west. The city lies in the southeast of the country, between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Nokoué. GNS: Country Files. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.

In addition to being Benin's largest city, it houses many of its government and diplomatic services. The city is a major port, and is also home to an airport (Cadjehoun Airport) and a railway that links to Parakou. Other features of Cotonou include Cotonou Friendship Stadium, Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou Central Mosque, the Ancien Pont Bridge and the 20-hectare Dantokpa Market, which has a commercial turnover of over one billion CFA Francs a day. The National University of Benin is located in Cotonou. Another familiar feature of the city is the motorcycle-taxi (Taxicab)s known as ''Zémidjans''.

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