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Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB) at their first ordinary session for the pastoral year 2019-2020 in the Archdiocese of Parakou, Benin /

Bishops in Benin Call on Nigeria to Reconsider Opening Borders

Three months after a majority of African countries ratified an agreement allowing the creation of a regional free-trade zone, which was seen as a major boost to intra-regional trade, Bishops in the West African country of Benin have raised concerns over the continued move by Africa’s largest economy to close borders shared by the two countries, thereby limiting trade and free movement of goods.