Tagged: democratization in Benin

Current  Benin president Patrice Talon, lelft, and former president of Benin, Yayi Boni, hug on the occasion of the parade  for the 2016 Independence Day celebration

Benin’s democracy of paradoxes

Coined the ‘democratic lab of Africa,’ Benin is the theater of a thriving democracy with striking paradoxes. BY SOUMANOU SALIFOU The former French colony of Dahomey, which was renamed Benin in 1975, was coined...

Benin's President Patrice Talon

Benin Republic for Sale. Really?

BY LOU SIFA (WITH JULES MAOUSSI) There was a wide-spread joke here in Benin that the only way out of the frustration over the lingering economic malaise, the daily power outage, water cut-off and...

Businessman Patrice Talon

Patrice Talon wins the presidency in Benin

BY JIBRIL TURE According to statistics released Sunday night by the Benin Polling Institute (IBS), a reliable organization that has accurately predicted previous elections in the country, Benin cotton magnate Patrice Talon, who came...

Benin cropped best

36 candidates for one presidential seat

BY MODUPE ABIOLA (REPORTING BY LOU SIFA; EDITING BY JIBRIL TURE) Cotonou, Benin—The people of the small French-speaking West African nation of Benin are expected to go to the polls on February 28 to elect...