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Benin

Thomas Boni Yayi

Date of Birth: 1 January 1952
Place of Birth: Tchaourou


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    Vol 54 No 10 |
  • MALI

The rush to the vote

More recently unconfirmed reports have surfaced that Benin’s President Thomas Yayi Boni had asked Maïga to help to finalise a 15 billion CFA franc (US$ 30...


Stay on, moi?

After he made a host of startling coup plot accusations some worry that President Thomas Yayi Boni may be displaying signs of paranoia...

Then on 3 March Chief Prosecutor Justin Gbenameto announced the arrest of Gendarmerie Colonel Pamphile Zoumahoun and businessman Johannes Dagnon for allegedly plotting a military coup while Yayi Boni was on a visit to Equatorial Guinea...

Talon says he believes Yayi Boni turned on him because he refused to help in a campaign to persuade members of parliament to consider a new constitution...

If there were a new constitution Yayi Boni could escape the current two-term limit a gambit adopted by ex-President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal...

Yayi Boni pooh-poohs such talk and claims to be looking forward to April 2016 when he will leave office and take up life as a man of the cloth...


Development vies with conflict resolution in Addis

Yayi hits at hesitancy According to the outgoing Chairman of the AU Assembly Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi the absence of such a force made the French intervention the only available option to save the Malian state...


Obsequies and summitry

Most regional heads of state – Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Dramane Ouattara Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Benin's Thomas Yayi Boni (who currently chairs the African Union) – will attend...


Jobs for the boys

The quarrel between Presidents Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin over the Economic Community of West African States is symptomatic of an organisation in need of reform...


From Delta militias to piracy

Seeing the threat to national earnings Benin’s President Thomas Yayi Boni met Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on 16 October and agreed on joint naval patrols around their countries’ maritime zone...


Favourite four

The four Presidents – Benin’s Thomas Yayi Boni Côte d’Ivoire’s Alassane Dramane Ouattara Guinea’s Alpha Condé and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou – present themselves as symbols of a new democratic wave in Francophone Africa...


Battle of the bankers

The two main contenders in April’s presidential election – both regional bankers – are evenly matched but for now the balance of support favours the incumbent President Thomas Yayi Boni...

He may struggle to build a grassroots campaign to challenge Yayi Boni...

In 2006 he finally made it to the run-off only to be crushed by the then political neophyte Yayi Boni who won almost 75% of the vote...

ABT who is from the savannah town of Djougou could undermine Yayi Boni’s hold on the northern vote...


Banker for Benin

The incumbent President Thomas Yayi Boni and the third contender Adrien Houngbédji a former Prime Minister and twice Speaker of the National Assembly will make formidable opponents however...

After almost five years in office Yayi Boni will boast of his responsibility for many public infrastructure projects but he could be blamed for the slowdown of recent years in an economy which is much dependent on informal trade and on Nigeria...


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