Cholera fears in Benin’s flooded city of Cotonou

BBC: Benin has not experienced such severe flooding for 47 years - when the rising waters were blamed on the traditional voodoo deities that many people in this small West African nation still worship. Some 680,000 people have been affected by the floods - and more than a quarter of the country has been under water since mid-September. "I have never seen a thing like this in my life," says school teacher Amedokpo Luis, who has taken refugee with his family in a small room in His house was flooded......

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