Former Beninese first lady Rosine Vieyra Soglo dies at 87

BY MODUPE ABIOLA Rosine Vieyra Soglo, the former first lady of Benin (1991 to 1996), passed away on July 25 at the age of 87. The oldest member of the … Read More

L’Afrique de l’Ouest pleure un des architectes de son économie, le Béninois Mouftaou Alidou

For the English version please click here PAR SOUMANOU SALIFOU Le 31 mai, le Bénin a perdu un des architectes les plus dévoués de son économie des cinq dernières décennies … Read More

Benin: rumor of a plan to arrest former President Yayi triggers massive violence

BY JIBRIL TURE The violence triggered in the central and northern regions of Benin by the controversial 28 April’s legislative election from which the opposition parties were all excluded spread … Read More

Beninese opposition leaders and masses determined to stop Patrice Talon

BY JIBRIL TURE Despite the tanks deployed on the streets of major cities across Benin, the leaders of the opposition parties that are barred from taking part in the 28 … Read More

President Talon throws Benin’s democracy under the bus

BY SOUMANOU SALIFOU Since Patrice Talon became president of Benin on 6 April 2016, he has meticulously managed to undo, brick by brick, the democratic architecture of a West African … Read More

Is Benin heading to unprecedented bloodshed under Patrice Talon?

BY JIBRIL TURE The crisis born out of the exclusion of the collective of the Beninese opposition parties from the legislative elections scheduled for 28 April just got worse after … Read More

Black women of exception: Benin’s former first lady Rosine Vieyra Soglo

BY SUE B. SIMON Rosine Vieyra Soglo, the former first lady of Benin (1991 to 1996), a high-power woman affectionately called Mama by most people, has been a key player … Read More