Benin, officially the republic of benin, is a country in western africa, (formerly known as dahomey until 1975) it borders togo to the west, nigeria to the east and burkina faso and niger to the north its short coastline to the south leads to the bight of benin.
The atlantic slave trade, also known as the transatlantic slave trade, was the trade of african persons supplied to the european colonies of the 'new world' (the newly discovered north and south american continents) that were in and around the atlantic ocean.
Effect of the slave trade on west africa statistics, gathered from western civilization: a brief history some states, such as asante and dahomey, grew powerful and wealthy as a result other states were completely destroyed and their populations decimated as they were absorbed by rivals. Benin (/ b ɛ ˈ n iː n, b ɪ-/ beh-neen, bih- french: bénin), officially the republic of benin (french: république du bénin) and formerly dahomey, is a country in west africa it is bordered by togo to the west, nigeria to the east, and burkina faso and niger to the north.
The report examines the trends and levels of key demographic indicators for african countries, including population size, growth rate, distribu- the provision and analysis of sound disaggregated demographic data is needed to inform the formulation of national development and dr laurent asogba of the unfpa west africa regional bureau. In 1858, a man known as captain timothy meaher made a wager with acquaintances that despite the law banning the slave trade, he could safely bring a load of slaves from africa describing how he came in possession of the slaves, captain william foster wrote in his journal in 1860, from thence i went to see the king of dahomey.
With the right policies and actions, countries in sub-saharan africa can reap a tremendous demographic dividend from this growth to propel an economic takeoff, according to a new world bank report.