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Vol 41 No 4

Published 18th February 2000


Benin

Watching and waiting

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 the 1996 poll, he wants to do it again next year.

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