Ex-leader leaves Benin with political crisis unresolved

2019-11-21 18:21

Former leader Thomas Boni Yayi has left Benin without meeting President Patrice Talon, after briefly returning from exile for talks aimed at easing a political crisis, sources said Thursday.

Benin magistrates to strike over the banning of strikes

2018-01-05 12:09

Magistrates in Benin have announced a five-day strike in protest against a parliamentary decision to ban strikes by workers in essential services.

Protests in Benin over economic reforms

2017-10-20 20:02

Thousands of people took to the streets of Benin's commercial capital Cotonou on Friday to protest against President Patrice Talon's economic reforms and the high cost of living.

5 injured in new clashes in Togo's capital

2017-10-20 06:10

Five people have been shot and injured as gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo's capital Lome, ahead of a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.

Benin admits president had surgery while in Paris

2017-06-19 20:35

Benin President Patrice Talon underwenttwo surgeries during a prolonged stay in Paris, one procedure due to doctors finding a lesion in his prostate, his office has said.

Top Africa stories: Buhari, Mujuru, DRC

2017-03-28 20:04

Ex-vice president Joice Mujuru has blamed Zimbabweans for "allowing President Mugabe to hold them 'hostage'", and Nigeria's "ailing" president Muhammadu Buhari has reduced his working hours.

WATCH: Benin leader swaps presidential jet for motorcade for trip to Togo

2016-10-18 10:58

Benin President Patrice Talon has earned social media praises after opting to travel to neighbouring Togo by road, a report says.

Zuma congratulates Patrice Talon following Benin election

2016-03-28 19:25

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Patrice Talon on his election as president of Benin following elections in that country.

Opponents unite for Benin 2nd round vote

2016-03-14 18:01

Businessman Patrice Talon will team up with his beaten opponent Sebastien Ajavon to take on Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou in the second round of Benin's presidential election.


Benin under fire over huge hike in election candidate fees

2018-09-26 12:12

Benin's former leader on Tuesday accused President Patrice Talon of "declaring war" on the nation through the adoption of a new law demanding exorbitant fees from anyone running for election.

Opposition march again in Togo over political reform

2017-11-07 20:33

Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo's capital, Lome, in the latest protest calling for the long-standing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

2017-10-20 17:45

French President Emmanuel Macron has been urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

Uneasy calm in Togo ahead of new opposition demo

2017-10-19 19:30

Gangs of youths and the security forces have clashed sporadically in Togo's capital, Lome, before a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.

Speculation mounts over health of Benin's president

2017-06-07 20:58

Benin's foreign minister has worked to reassure the nation that President Patrice Talon was healthy, despite mounting speculation about the cause of his week-long stay in France.

Top Africa stories : Zim, Nigeria, Moz, Benin

2016-10-18 18:23

Zimbabwe's opposition tells electoral body to ensure free and fair elections in 2018, Benin leader earns social media applauds and circumstances surrounding the death of former Machel remain unclear.

Businessperson sworn in as Benin's president

2016-04-06 17:00

Benin's leader can serve two terms but Talon has said he will step down after five years to avoid 'complacency' and seek to limit future presidents to a single term.

Talon wins Benin presidential race

2016-03-21 13:19

Businessman Patrice Talon has won the second round of Benin's presidential election from his adversary and incumbent Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou.

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