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Benin

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon

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


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Cancelling the opposition

Tried last week by the national corruption and terrorism court – in cases neutral observers regard as trumped up – these two emblematic opposition figures had sought to stand against the incumbent Patrice Talon in last April's presidential election...


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...


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