Making international calls is different from traditional local calls. To call friends and family in Benin, you will need to dial your current country code, then the Benin country code, Local area code in Benin, and then the phone number you wish to reach.
For example, if you are making a call from the United States to Benin and you want to call someone in Benin with the phone number 08035555555;
You will dial the United States country code, 011 and then the Benin country code plus 8035555555. Alternatively, you can replace the country exit code (011) with (+).