Tagged: democratization in Benin

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...