SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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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.
Magistrates in Benin have announced a five-day strike in protest against a parliamentary decision to ban strikes by workers in essential services.
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.
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 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.
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.
Benin President Patrice Talon has earned social media praises after opting to travel to neighbouring Togo by road, a report says.
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Patrice Talon on his election as president of Benin following elections in that country.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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