As an OAPI member state that subscribes to a common code of IP law (the Bangui Agreement) Benin probably takes its policy cues from OAPI. However, in my view, it would be prudent to have a national policy stance that takes the country's unique socio-economic position into account and addresses the various aspects of the economy that are affected by IP laws such as tech-transfer and the promotion of innovation.
For those interested in following up on Benin - a good start would be Fikremarkos Merso's 'IP Trends in African LDCs and the LDC TRIPS Transition Extension' which places Benin's position in context by comparing it to other African LDCs.
* in breaking news elsewhere on the continent, South Africa's draft IP policy was gazetted yesterday (its full text is available here). Afro-IP will be carrying commentary on the draft over the next few weeks.