Elected in 2016 by defeating the preferred successor of Thomas Boni Yayi, Patrice Talon won the top job without a traditional political power base
African leaders began talks on insecurity in the Sahel region at the first African Union meeting convened by Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi.
South African President Jacob Zuma visited the West African nation of Benin on Sunday, a day after criticising Nato’s bombing campaign in Libya.
President George Bush began a five-nation tour of Africa on Saturday that will highlight United States health, education and pro-democracy projects there and also seek to advance efforts to end Kenya’s post-election crisis. Bush, accompanied by his wife Laura, arrived in the small West African state of Benin.