Woman from Benin - Photo by Jacques Taberlet


Located in West Africa and wedged between Togo and Nigeria, french-speaking Benin is home to roughly 9 million residents.

World renown performing artist Angélique Kidjo and actor Djimon Hounsou were both born in the capital city of Cotonou. Benin has a vibrant art and music scene influenced by its neighboring countries as well as France.

Benin Articles

Everyone is talking about Zika. But here’s what you need to know about Lassa Fever virus

by Cathy Brown

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack

Pirogue sunset in Benin

by Carlo Alcos

Matador’s wishlist destinations for 2010

by Hal Amen