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    Benin Transnational Issues - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      Benin and Burkina Faso military clash in 2006 over sections of riverine boundary involving disputed villages and squatters; much of Benin-Niger boundary, including tripoint with Nigeria, remains undemarcated; in 2005, Nigeria ceded thirteen villages to Benin as a consequence of a 2004 joint task force to resolve maritime and land boundary disputes, but clashes among rival gangs along the border persist; 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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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