Tagged: Patrice Talon

The entrance of the royal palace of Cana bullt by King Guezo (1818-1858)

Cana, a neglected piece of Black History

BY USMAN MAMA PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARSENE KASSEGNE Cana, today a regular village with a population of ten thousand people located on both sides of the Benin-Niger interstate highway 87 miles from Cotonou (Benin’s largest......


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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...