Africa

Voter turnout low in Benin parliamentary elections

Few voters in Benin turn out for elections with opposition excluded and only two parties in competition.

Africa

Benin elections: Opposition excluded, urges protests

Why this year's election in Benin has taken an interesting turn as voters prepare to head to the polls on Sunday.

Benin

No opposition candidates as Benin votes in general election

Only two parties allied to President Talon meet toughened conditions of admissibility under the new electoral laws.

No opposition candidates as Benin votes in general election

Africa

Benin elections move forward despite no opposition party

The Electoral Commission says that none of the opposition parties met the new electoral code, but the opposition says it is an attempt to ensure the National Assembly supports president's agenda.

Opinion

Who are Western museums guarding African artefacts from?

From the very cultures that created them?

Christine Mungai

by Christine Mungai

Christine Mungai

France

France to return 26 African artworks to Benin

The decision follows a report which estimates that some 90 percent of African art is housed outside the continent.

France agrees to return 26 African artworks claimed by Benin

AJ IMPACT

Benin's start-ups overcome 'scammer' stigma and hit global market

From selling moringa superfood to snacks made with natural ingredients, entrepreneurs make most of online platforms.

Benin's start-ups overcome 'scammer' stigma and hit global market

Benin

Businessman Patrice Talon to be Benin's new president

Rival Lionel Zinsou, the incumbent prime minister, concedes defeat to businessman after second round of voting.

Patrice Talon set to win Benin presidential election

Benin

Benin election: Record numbers vie to become president

Thirty-three candidates are standing in election to replace President Boni Yayi, who is stepping down after two terms.

Benin election: Record numbers vie to become president

Health

Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak kills more than 100

At least 101 people killed by the viral illness since August as Abuja battles to contain latest flare-up of the fever.

Witness

Gangbe Afrobeats

Benin's Gangbe Brass Band heads to Lagos to perform at the spiritual home of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti's New Afrika Shrine.

War & Conflict

Nigeria acknowledges presence of foreign mercenaries

Government says foreign contractors provide training and technical support in fight against Boko Haram.

War & Conflict

Chad claims killing hundreds of Boko Haram fighters

Army says it killed 207 fighters near Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon.

Chad claims killing hundreds of Boko Haram fighters

Opinion

Africa's oil shock

The economic transformation of African countries and the falling price of oil.

Zainab Usman

by Zainab Usman

Zainab Usman

Talk to Al Jazeera

Angelique Kidjo: 'Africa isn't just diseases'

The Grammy-winning singer talks about Ebola, terrorism and challenging negative media perceptions about Africa.