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Vol 65 No 13

Published 20th June 2024


Patrice Talon tests strength of General Tiani’s junta

Vitriol flows both ways as hopes fade of a speedy end to the fight between Niamey and Cotonou

The arrest of five Nigérien oil technicians in Benin at the beginning of June has sparked accusations of ‘kidnapping’ and ‘hostage-taking’ from General Abdourahamane Tiani’s regime and has scuppered hopes of an early end to the bitter rift between Niamey and Cotonou.

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