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Benin

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon

Date of Birth: 1 May 1958
Place of Birth: Ouidah


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Doublethink in Ecowas

Condé with the killing of protestors and the jailing of political opponents was among the starkest recent examples surpassed perhaps only by Benin's Patrice Talon – who redrew the rules to effectively prevent any serious opponents from even contesting legislative and presidential elections...


Talons out for the opposition

After excluding all credible opposition candidates President Patrice Talon won another five years in office with 86% of the vote according to provisional results released as Africa Confidential went to press...


Talon tightens his grip

Béninois voters can have any president they like – so long as it is Patrice Talon...


Plenipotentiary redundancy

Benin is planning to close 24 of its 27 embassies around the world in the second major retrenchment of the country's diplomatic corps since President Patrice Talon took office Africa Confidential has learned...


King for a year

The main target is Benin where President Patrice Talon's government has been seen as facilitating rice smuggling from south-east Asia bringing cargoes across the border...


Talons on display

Although final details of a controversial constitutional reform are yet to be confirmed President Patrice Talon has maintained a hardline stance on controversial constitutional reforms and rebuffed an effort by his predecessor Thomas Boni Yayi to find compromise...


Breaking the democratic line

Most of the big opposition parties boycotted the political dialogue called by President Patrice Talon on 7 October to defuse the crisis triggered by his exclusion of some of the country's most prominent politicians from the parliamentary elections in April...


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