- Vol 54 No 6
- 15th March 2013
After he made a host of startling coup plot accusations, some worry that President Thomas Yayi Boni may be displaying signs of paranoia. Since 2006, Benin has an enviable reputation for stability. So, when Yayi accused a former friend, wealthy businessm...
- Vol 52 No 2
- 21st January 2011
Two financial experts are duelling for the presidential election in
April in a campaign that will focus on development issues
- Vol 52 No 1
- 7th January 2011
Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, the Governor of the regional Banque ouest-africaine de développement, this week officially launched his bid for April’s presidential election in Benin. This had been long expected and ABT, as he likes to be known, has had one eye on ...
- Vol 49 No 22
- 31st October 2008
President Yayi lacks a parliamentary majority and the skills to win over new supporters
- Vol 47 No 7
- 31st March 2006
A clear and fairly clean win for Yayi Boni ends the Kérékou
- Vol 43 No 24
- 6th December 2002
Local elections may show how the land lies as parties prepare
for the post-Kérékou era
- Vol 43 No 2
- 25th January 2002
Benin's Finance Minister, Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, will take over as the International Monetary Fund's Africa Department chief next month. He was once tipped as a potential prime minister but his career at the western Franc Zone's central bank in Senegal lef...
- Vol 42 No 6
- 23rd March 2001
The presidential election has turned to farce since two leading candidates pulled out of the second round of voting claiming fraud. President Mathieu Kérékou emerged from the first round on 4 March with 47.1 per cent of the vote against 28.9...
- Vol 41 No 13
- 23rd June 2000
Despite economic woe, the Beninese may give President Kérékou
yet another chance
- Vol 41 No 4
- 18th February 2000
President Mathieu Kérékou has kept his head down amid celebrations of his overthrow ten years ago. His friends say he developed humility when he became a Catholic while out of office. Yet he seems to like running Benin: having won back the presidency in t...