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He accuses the state – at the time, Benin's president was Mathieu Kerekou – of starving him of supplies of raw cotton. Crippled with debt, the factory was sold at an auction in November last year at a knockdown price for three billion CFA francs, and is now being run by Sodeco, says Rodriguez, who has ...
Benin's former President Mathieu Kerekou, the man hailed as helping to usher in multi-party democracy in Africa, has died at the age of 82. Mr Kerekou had two spells as president totalling nearly 30 years, first coming to power as the head of a Marxist regime in 1972. But he then accepted the idea of ...

He is also an advisor to many African leaders. He served as an economic adviser to a former president of Benin, Mr Mathieu Kerekou.
Benin's former President Mathieu Kerekou, the man hailed as helping to usher in multi-party democracy in Africa, has died at the age of 82.
Benin's former President Mathieu Kerekou, the man hailed as helping to usher in multi-party democracy in Africa, has died at the age of 82.
Nigeria's Yaqub Kareem will take on Benin Republic's John Amuzu for the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International super bantamweight title on Friday, 10th February in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Amuzu, 32 won the title last year when he beat ...

... and charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission forviolating anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for funnelling approximately $2 million (Sh200 million) to the re-election of President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin.
... and charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission forviolating anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for funnelling approximately $2 million (Sh200 million) to the re-election of President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin.
Others are Zambia's Kenneth Kaunda who left in 1991 after 27 years when he lost election, and Benin's Mathieu Kerekou who also left in 1991 when he was defeated as military leader after 19 years. They were all the first presidents of the countries ...
Others are Zambia's Kenneth Kaunda who left in 1991 after 27 years when he lost election, and Benin's Mathieu Kerekou who also left in 1991 when he was defeated as military leader after 19 years. They were all the first presidents of their countries ...
Ghana's Electoral Commission on Saturday announced the result of the December 8 presidential election in that country, confirming the projected defeat of incumbent President John Mahama by Nana Akufo-Addo.
Even Nigeria's celebrated concession case only borrowed a leaf from our neighbour, Benin's Mathieu Kerekou. In the wake of the wind of change that swept Francophone Africa in 1991, Kerekou lost an election and conceded to Nicephore Soglo.
The deaths in the early 1980s of original members guitarist Papillon and drummer Leopold, as well as Benin going into a period of economic hardship and decline under Mathieu Kerekou's dictatorship saw them enter into a hiatus. In 2008, the band ...
Mathieu Kerekou, mantan Presiden Benin, juga mengikuti jejak pemimpin Argentina. Ia pertama kali memilih menjadi seorang Muslim, namun karena tekanan sosial dan keadaan tertentu Kerekou kemudian membalikkan keputusannya.
Mathieu Kerekou, the President of Benin, had also followed in Argentinean head of state Menem's footsteps. He first chose to be a Muslim and then reversed his decision due to certain social pressures and expediencies.
Mathieu Kerekou, the President of Benin, had also followed in Argentinean head of state Menem's footsteps. He first chose to be a Muslim and then reversed his decision due to certain social pressures and expediencies.
This recognition only dates from 1999, with the first International Gospel Festival and Racines initiated by the former President of the Republic, Mathieu Kerekou. The prominent multicultural event held in Cotonou during seven days, to celebrate the ...

Fellow Nigerians, you must be wondering what this title is all about. Please, calm down, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of Nigeria's iconic politicians, is not about to dump his party, APC, for PDP, the party he fought hard with others to sack from ...
On December 3, 2015, Buhari went to South Africa to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg while he travelled to the Republic of Benin on December 10 for the funeral rites of late President Mathieu Kerekou. The President ...
On December 3, 2015, Buhari went to South Africa to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg while he travelled to the Republic of Benin on December 10 for the funeral rites of late President Mathieu Kerekou. The President ...
Constitutional law experts and politicians must be training their eyes on Kenya and South Africa and how things turn out in their coming elections in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
"Perhaps because of what we achieved in Nigeria, our next door neighbor, Benin Republic, last month replicated what President Mathieu Kerekou did in 1991, that is to organize and conduct free and fair elections that led to the victory of opposition ...
Two former ministers under Mathieu Kerekou and Boni Yayi are members of the cabinet. The new comers include Joseph Djogbenou named Justice Minister, Romuald Wadagni in charge of Economy and Finance and Oswald Homek appointed at Sports ...
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.
The trigger areas included ideological differences at the time Benin was a communist enclave under Mathieu Kerekou. During the civil war also, there were allegations that Benin provided a support base for the defunct Republic of Biafra.
The trigger areas included ideological differences at the time Benin was a communist enclave under Mathieu Kerekou. During the civil war also, there were allegations that Benin provided a support base for the defunct Republic of Biafra.
For years, the state palace where former President Mathieu Kerekou once lived until he lost power was left idle with succeeding presidents constructing their own State Houses from state funds.
He underpinned his implausible argument with his location in Buhari of "A plausible transformation that comes close to that of another ex-military dictator, Mathieu Kerekou of the Benin Republic." Some of those unconvinced at the time went public with ...
The country saw the region's first peaceful move away from dictatorship in 1991 when former president Mathieu Kerekou accepted his election defeat.
Benin became a democratic leader on the continent when former President Mathieu Kerekou accepted defeat at the ballot box in 1991 and oversaw West Africa's first peaceful shift away from power.
... country's constitution from standing for a third term. Yayi has been president since 2006, when he took over in a peaceful transition of power after 28 years under Marxist coup leader Mathieu Kerekou, who gradually came to embrace multiparty democracy.
Cotonou - Benin's President Yayi Boni announced Thursday that the Amitie or Friendship Stadium in Cotonou built by a Chinese cooperation is renamed Stade de l'Amitie Mathieu Kerekou to pay tribute to the deceased president of the West African country.
President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in Cotonou that late President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin Republic would be long remembered as a father of his nation and founding father of ECOWAS.
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday in Cotonou that late President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin Republic will be long remembered and honoured as "a father of his nation and founding father of the Economic Community of West African States".
They met with a presidential candidate at the time by the name of Mathieu Kerekou. Kerekou worked with the school districts in the area, and refugee children were finally allowed in schools.


 

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