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Thomas Boni Yayi

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


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New ideas, harder times and a few surprises

But the presidential elections due in Benin on 28 February break the mould: the race to succeed outgoing President Thomas Boni Yayi appears to be wide open and few in Porto Novo and Cotonou are willing to predict the outcome...

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The warning from Ouagadougou

Beyond Burkina Faso's borders the drama is being watched intently in countries whose Presidents are planning to extend their rule namely: Congo-Kinshasa's Joseph Kabila Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou-Nguesso Togo's Faure Gnassingbé Benin's Yayi Boni Djibouti's Omar Guelleh Uganda's Yoweri Museveni Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza and Rwanda's Paul Kagame...


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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...


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