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Benin

Thomas Boni Yayi

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


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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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Tarnished triumph

Benin’s President Boni Thomas Yayi and the Ghanaian delegates from the Economic Community of West African States followed suit...


Before and after the voting

BENIN: Boni's challenge President Yayi Boni has succeeded in managing Benin’s volatile National Assembly (AC Vol 49 No 22) but will find it harder to manage the economy...


Minority politics

In another desperate attempt to win over some opposition supporters to his ineffectual coalition President Thomas Boni Yayi announced a ministerial reshuffle on 22 October...


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...


Star-studded in Ouaga

That won approving nods from the heads of state in attendance: Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaoré; Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Rwanda's Paul Kagame; Mozambique's Armando Guebuza; Benin's Yayi Boni...


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