from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Benin on the Gulf of Guinea. The largest city in the country, it is a seaport and commercial center. Population: 665,000.

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  • proper n. The de facto capital of Benin.

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  • n. chief port of Benin on the Bight of Benin


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  • Earlier today, I spoke to two Beninese men I know here in Cotonou who happen to be from an adjacent village.

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  • An investigation is ongoing, I'm told by a source in Cotonou familiar with the case.

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  • Mrs Houessou and Mrs. Gandaho want to start a small shop in Cotonou, Benin to feed their four children properly.

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  • Beneath her clothes and other personal items, several thousand dollars for the secondhand Mercedes that Monye planned to buy from a dealer in Cotonou lay under the duffel’s false bottom.

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  • Additional cases have been detected in the capital, Cotonou, which is some 200 kilometres from the epicentre of the outbreak, and Allada, located 100 kilometres north of Cotonou.

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  • Under Article 96 of the so-called Cotonou Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific states, the EU could cut off aid to the government if talks are rejected.

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  • I hope the EU, with its history of involvement in Madagascar, will deploy its "Cotonou" process — under which the targeted suspension of aid can be used as a bargaining chip — to force the resumption of democracy and human rights.

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  • We have a sacred contract with you which is called the Cotonou convention, "he stated.

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  • Witnesses in the commercial capital of Cotonou say many polling stations opened late Sunday because of the late arrival of voting materials.

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  • I have been traveling in the Republic of Benin in West Africa for the last two weeks, and am writing this blog post now from the country's sorthern port capital, Cotonou.

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