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    Benin Transnational Issues - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/benin/benin_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      two villages remain in dispute along the border with Burkina Faso; accuses Burkina Faso of moving boundary pillars; much of Benin-Niger boundary, including tripoint with Nigeria, remains undemarcated, and the states expect a ruling in 2005 from the ICJ over the disputed Niger and Mekrou River islands; a joint task force was established in 2004 that resolved disputes over and redrew the maritime and the 870-km land boundary with Nigeria, including the sovereignty over seven villages along the Okpara River; a joint boundary commission continues to resurvey the boundary with Togo to verify Benin's claim that Togo moved boundary stones

      Illicit drugs:
      transshipment point for narcotics associated with Nigerian trafficking organizations and most commonly destined for Western Europe and the US; vulnerable to money laundering due to a poorly regulated financial infrastructure


      NOTE: The information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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