I have a vested interested in Benin, having traveled there in 1998. Someday I will write my autobiographical piece about my experiences there: I already have a title, "I am George."
BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin did a great little piece, a little light on the technical details unfortunately, about the Songhai Center in Benin, embedded above.
It was such a pleasure "being back" in Benin and seeing the sights and hearing the sounds of the people I grew to know, love, and at times hate. I am very pleased that the resourceful people of Benin are getting on the Green tip and creating substainable futures for the nation.