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We had meetings in Ghana, Benin Republic, and elsewhere. We were not harassed in any of those countries. We were not told that ... On May 6, 1972, Mr. Ahidjo announced his resolve to convert the Federal Republic into a unitary state. And in 1984, Mr. Ahidjo's successor, Paul Biya, returned the name of ...
This utopian cocoon of ideas and affection was abruptly shaken following the military coup of 1972, which led to the foundation of the socialist People's Republic of Benin three years later, in place of the post-colonial nation known as the Republic of Dahomey. Kidjo remembers how the communist purge ...

In November, 1974 he announced that the state would be Marxist-Leninist, and banks and the petroleum industry were nationalized. In 1975 the country was renamed the People's Republic of Benin. Francis Terry McNamara was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Cotonou, Dahomey, from 1972 to 1974.
And Damcida came to me and said I was wrong that after the coup of July 29, 1975, he as a permanent secretary was a member of a committee set up by ... It started as Federal Revenue Court in 1972-73 to help in getting federal revenue to be adjudicated speedily instead of state High Court handling the ...
It is now the official religion of Benin despite the criticism and stigma attached to it. Voodoo was banned by Mathieu Kerekou after he came to power in 1972 via a military coup, but his elected successor Nicephore Soglo lifted the ban in the early 1990s. Central to Voodoo is the belief in sacrifice and ...
Dilma Rousseff: The coup against me had three different phases. The first began with my impeachment. The second had to do with the reforms being pursued now: legislative proposals to freeze expenditures for health care and education as well as cutting back worker protections. Privatization is also part ...

1963 - President Maga is deposed in a coup led by the army's Chief of Staff, Colonel Christophe Soglo. 1964 - Sourou-Migan ... 1972 - Socialist Major Mathieu Kerekou seizes power; the presidential council members are detained. ... 1975 - November - Dahomey is renamed the People's Republic of Benin.
Benin's population at independence in 1960 was just 2.4-million. ... coup in the then Republic of Dahomey in October 1972, booted out in 1991, ...
A number of politicians rose and fell from power in a series of coups between 1960 and 1972. On October 26, 1972, the army led by Commander Mathieu ...
Similar grievances triggered a coup in Ivory Coast. ... Brathier worked closely with Kerekou during his first period in power from 1972 to 1990.
Cotonou - Voters in the West African nation of Benin cast ballots on ... Kerekou took power in a this former French colony in a 1972 coup, ...
Benin's population at independence in 1960 was just 2.4-million. ... coup in the then Republic of Dahomey in October 1972, booted out in 1991, ...
One of them was the Buccaneers which was formed in 1972 by a former member of the ... Black Axe was founded at the University of Benin. ... Following the coup organized by Ibrahim Babangida which led to a lot of political ...
Yakubu Gowon in 1972, having been Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice at various times since 1960. Another lawyer so ...
A number of politicians rose and fell from power in a series of coups between 1960 and 1972. On October 26, 1972, the army led by Commander Mathieu ...
1963 - President Maga is deposed in a coup led by the army's Chief of Staff, ... 1972 - Socialist Major Mathieu Kerekou seizes power; the ...
Even Nigeria's celebrated concession case only borrowed a leaf from our neighbour, Benin's Mathieu Kerekou. ... Uganda's President Milton Obote fled twice, in 1972 and in 1985, ahead of coupists. ... Also killed in coups or soon after were Prime ...

When I attended a meeting of businessmen discussing responses to the sanctions in Moscow in April it was telling that the Ambassadors who decided to come - at least, those that I met - were from South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Benin, Indonesia and Malaysia ...
Benin was once the powerful regional kingdom of Dahomey from the 16th century, sometimes warring with neighbours. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in 1485 and began trading copper and brass for pepper, palm oil, cloth and ivory.
Voodoo was banned by Mathieu Kerekou, a revolutionary and key figure in politics who came to power in 1972, when he staged a military coup. His elected successor, Nicephore Soglo, lifted the ban on the age-old partly animist faith and Kerekou made no ...
In 1972 the apartheid state tried to get rid of me with a letter bomb, and three years later made a bizarre attempt to frame me for a bank robbery.
As a teenager in England, I led successful campaigns to disrupt and stop all-white South African sports tours from 1969 onwards. I was denounced in South Africa as "Public Enemy Number One".
The institutions of Benin, the first African country to hold a sovereign national conference, in 1990, appear stable. Benin is also the only country to have successfully "recycled" a dictator. Mathieu Kerekoucame to power through a coup in 1972, but ...
A former general, he seized control of the West African nation of Benin in a military coup in 1972 and ruled until he was defeated in an election in 1991, then served as a democratically elected president.


 

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