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U.S. Embassy Cotonou Builds Capacities of 30 Journalists in Election Coverage

Participants held mock press conferences and debates, which allowed them to practice and acquire new skills

From February 25-March 1, U.S. Embassy Cotonou held a training on election coverage at INFOSEC in Cotonou.  About thirty participants from various types of media attended the training given by investigative journalist Daniel Glick. Glick exchanged with participants on various topics including the difference between public relations and journalism, the…

U.S. Embassy Cotonou - Benin
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MLK Slam Contest 2019 winners are known

The event aims to promote freedom of expression, activism, give voice to young people and encourage the use and promotion of the English language among Beninese youth

The mass of oratory in English was said this Saturday, February 23, 2019 at ISMA Fidjrossè. The contest that has become a tradition in the month of February since 2017 has had its epilogue. The event aims to promote freedom of expression, activism, give voice to young people and encourage…

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation Board Selects Benin as Eligible to Develop a Concurrent Regional Compact

Eligibility for a concurrent compact will provide Benin with the opportunity to explore potential and new regional investments while Benin implements its current compact

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting on December 11, 2018 and approved Benin as eligible to develop a concurrent regional compact. Earlier this year, the United States Congress granted MCC the authority to select countries which currently have MCC compacts for concurrent compacts for the purpose…