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Benin Transnational Issues 2008
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SOURCE: 2008 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Disputes - international:
two villages remain in dispute along the border with Burkina Faso; Benin accused Burkina Faso of moving boundary pillars; much of Benin-Niger boundary, including tripoint with Nigeria, remains undemarcated; in 2005, Nigeria ceded thirteen villages to Benin, but border relations remain strained by rival gang clashes; Benin and Togo announced plans in 2006 to construct a joint hydroelectric dam on the Mona River at the southern end of the border

Refugees and internally displaced persons:
refugees (country of origin): 26,632 (Togo) (2006)

Illicit drugs:
transshipment point used by Nigerian traffickers for narcotics destined for Western Europe; vulnerable to money laundering due to poorly enforced financial regulations


NOTE: The information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Transnational Issues 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Transnational Issues 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.



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