Boni Yayi

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 7th, 2013
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At the Sheraton Addis Ababa, in the Ethiopian capital, Heads of State, diplomats and government officials exchanged pleasantries, talking about issues, as those at diplomatic loggerheads busily avoided each other.   Indulging in the padded lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, the Presiden...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 16th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is slated to take over as the chairperson of the African Union this month, replacing Benin president Boni Yayi as the head of the pan-African bloc, officials said Wednesday. “Ethiopia is going to pick up the chairmanship of the African...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Jan 8th, 2013
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada is not considering a direct military mission in Mali, despite concern about al-Qaeda’s growing influence in the country. “The government of Canada is not considering a direct Canadian military mission,” Harper said Tuesday. “Obviously,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Benin
Sep 26th, 2012
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African leaders warn UN Assembly of conflicts and crises on their continent African leaders took the podium on the opening day of the 67th United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate with a focus on the conflicts and humanitarian crises that block the path to development on their continent. B...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Aug 25th, 2012
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Amnesty International yesterday said that Gambia had executed nine death row prisoners, after President Yahya Jammeh vowed to carry out all death sentences by mid-September. “Amnesty International has received credible reports that nine persons were executed last night (Thursday) in Gambia and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 31st, 2012
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Addis Ababa – SA says Nkosazana Dlamaini Zuma will vie for the African Union’s top job in the next election after she failed to secure two-thirds of votes needed to become commission chairperson of the bloc. “Nothing stops us from fielding the same candidate because she has shown or prove...
By benim
In News
Aug 12th, 2011
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A spike in pirate attacks off Benin has forced dozens of ships to steer clear of the West African state’s waters, the head of the country’s navy said of a trend that is likely to hit the its port-heavy tax revenues and hurt economic growth. The tiny nation has been hit by a series of [&he...
By benim
In Benin
Mar 15th, 2011
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Cotonou – Observers from the west African bloc Ecowas said on Monday that Benin’s presidential vote was mainly free and transparent, but noted organisational problems for the twice-postponed election. “The mission finds that throughout nearly all of the country, the March 13 2011 el...
By benim
In Benin
Mar 3rd, 2011
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Cotonou – Protesters blocked roads in Benin’s main city Thursday to demand a second postponement of this weekend’s presidential vote amid allegations that a million people were left off the electoral roll. The protests came as a high-level delegation from the United Nations, African...
By benim
In Benin
Jan 12th, 2011
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Cotonou – Presidential elections in the west African nation of Benin will take place on February 27, the presidency said on Tuesday. “The first round of presidential elections will be held on February 27,” it said in a statement. If need arises for a second round of balloting, it wi...