Tagged: Yayi Boni

Post-election violence rages on in Benin

BY LOU SIFA (With reporting by Thierry Lobbo) The unprecedented violence that marred the bogus parliamentary election held in Benin on 28 April was believed to be over, but it erupted again at the beginning...

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...

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...

As Benin President Yayi Boni starts a new term

By Lisa French After a first-round knock-out reelection victory in March, Benin president Yayi Boni pledged to work harder to turn the country into an emerging nation. After a first-round knock-out reelection victory in......


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