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Mathieu Kérékou

Date of Birth: 2 September 1933
Place of Birth: Kouarfa
Died: 14 October 2015

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Talon turns back the clock

Confronted by mass protests against his one-party regime in 1989 the then president Matthieu Kérékou consented to a peaceful transition to multi-party politics gracefully accepting defeat at the ballot box...

The shoo-in is booed off

In 1991 the public rejected the former authoritarian ruler Mathieu Kérékou and in the country once seen as the continent's coup capital Nicéphore Soglo won the first democratic elections...

Zinsou stretches his lead

General (retired) Amoussou has been Armed Forces Chief of Staff and Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire and is a brother of the former heir-apparent to the late President Mathieu Kérékou PSD leader Bruno Amoussou (AC Vol 43 No 24 The old order please)...

Battle of the bankers

He was Finance Minister under President Mathieu Kérékou before joining the International Monetary Fund as Director of its Africa Department in 2002...

Annivesaries and elections

In Benin President Yayi Boni emerged victorious in the presidential election last March despite ex-President Mathieu Kérékou’s schemes to hold on to power...

Pop goes the third term balloon

They could starve the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) forcing the appointment just before the scheduled elections of a new chairman who decides that a free vote would be impossible under those conditions - a tactic tried unsuccessfully by Benin's reluctantly outgoing President Matthieu Kérékou last year...

Twilight of the chameleon

election budget - persuaded President Mathieu Kérékou's outgoing government not to cancel the ballot...

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Faure's French friends

Benin's Mathieu Kérékou was constrained by his own people's support for Togo's southern-based opposition...

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Not a good start

A 9 February summit decided to send a heavyweight mission of five Presidents - new ECOWAS leader President Mamadou Tandja of Niger Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria) Amadou Toumani Touré (Mali) John Agyekum Kufuor (Ghana) and Mathieu Kérékou (Benin)...

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