Yayi Boni http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24500/all en African Union head seeks global coalition to intervene on Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/african-union-head-seeks-global-coalition-intervene-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Benin president says terrorism international problem</p> <p>* Harper concerned but not planning direct military mission</p> <p>OTTAWA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The head of the African Union, Benin President Boni Yayi, called on Tuesday for a global coalition to intervene against Islamist rebels in northern Mali, but Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he had no plans to join the U.N.-sanctioned force.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/african-union-head-seeks-global-coalition-intervene-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics War Yayi Boni Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731807 at http://www.globalpost.com Outgoing AU chief condemns Africa's response to Mali crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/outgoing-au-chief-condemns-africas-response-mali-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Lough and Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The outgoing head of the African Union, Benin's President Boni Yayi, on Sunday criticised Africa's slow response to the Islamist insurgency in Mali.</p> <p>France responded to a call for military help from Mali as rebels advanced towards the capital Bamako more than two weeks ago, reversing gains made by the militants linked to al Qaeda. French and Malian troops reached Timbuktu on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/outgoing-au-chief-condemns-africas-response-mali-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa African Union War Yayi Boni Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:30:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740074 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Benin says it has thwarted attempted coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/urgent-benin-says-it-has-thwarted-attempted-coup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Benin said Sunday that authorities have thwarted an attempt to oust President Thomas Boni Yayi and install a military regime in the west African nation.</p> <p>In a statement read to journalists, state prosecutor Justin Gbenameto said a colonel and businessman have been arrested for plotting "to block the head of state from returning to Cotonou after his trip and to institute a military regime."</p> <p>str-bs/jhb</p> Africa French West Africa Yayi Boni AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 17:45:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772242 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin says it has thwarted attempted coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/benin-says-it-has-thwarted-attempted-coup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Benin said Sunday that authorities have thwarted an attempt to oust President Thomas Boni Yayi and install a military regime in the west African nation.</p> <p>In a statement read to journalists, state prosecutor Justin Gbenameto said a colonel and businessman were arrested for plotting "to block the head of state from returning to Cotonou after his trip and to institute a military regime."</p> <p>Yayi, who recently completed a one-year term as chairman of the African Union, had travelled to Equatorial Guinea last month for a summit with South American leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/benin-says-it-has-thwarted-attempted-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Politics Yayi Boni AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772245 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin says it has thwarted attempted coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/benin-says-it-has-thwarted-attempted-coup-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Benin said Sunday that authorities have thwarted an attempt to oust President Thomas Boni Yayi and install a military regime in the west African nation.</p> <p>In a statement read to journalists, state prosecutor Justin Gbenameto said a colonel and businessman were arrested for plotting "to block the head of state from returning to Cotonou after his trip and to institute a military regime."</p> <p>Yayi, who recently completed a one-year term as chairman of the African Union, had travelled to Equatorial Guinea last month for a summit with South American leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/benin-says-it-has-thwarted-attempted-coup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Benin Politics War Yayi Boni AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772287 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin groups demand release of 'poison plot' accused http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/benin-groups-demand-release-poison-plot-accused <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Civil society groups in Benin on Tuesday demanded the release of four people accused of trying to poison the president who remain jailed despite an appeals court ruling that dismissed the charges against them.</p> <p>The alleged "poison plot" against President Thomas Boni Yayi raised eyebrows in the small west African nation, with critics suggesting the charges were cooked up to silence one of the president's prominent rivals. </p> <p>Among the alleged accomplices who remain in jail are the president's niece, his personal doctor, a former commerce minister and his bodyguard. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/benin-groups-demand-release-poison-plot-accused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Business Hospitality Law Politics Yayi Boni AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:32:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5879427 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin president sacks government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/benin-president-sacks-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi has sacked his entire cabinet and will appoint a new one, his office said Friday.</p> <p>The president will announce the new line-up "shortly", said a statement, without giving a reason for the move.</p> <p>One presidential adviser said on condition of anonymity there were doubts about the loyalty of some ministers after a prominent businessman was charged with masterminding a plot to poison Yayi.</p> <p>"It is a clean sweep and few ministers from the sacked government will be reappointed," the adviser said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/benin-president-sacks-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Yayi Boni AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:46:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906305 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin president scraps PM's post in new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/benin-president-scraps-pms-post-new-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin President Boni Yayi has removed the post of prime minister in a new 26-member cabinet announced late on Sunday, fanning speculation about a leadership rift in the cotton-producing West African state.</p> <p>Yayi dismissed his entire government in a surprise move on Friday, declaring only that the decision was intended "to breathe a new dynamic" into the cabinet. He did not reappoint Pascal Koukpaki as premier or name any replacement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/benin-president-scraps-pms-post-new-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Politics Yayi Boni Thomson Reuters Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:00:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5908036 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin president names new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/benin-president-names-new-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi on Sunday named a new government after sacking his entire cabinet in part over concerns of some members' alleged links to a businessman accused of trying to poison him.</p> <p>Yayi named a 26-member team, the same number of posts as the last government in the west African nation, and opted not to appoint a prime minister, a presidency statement said.</p> <p>There had been disagreements between Yayi and previous prime minister Pascal Koukpaki and he will not be part of the new team.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/benin-president-names-new-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Politics Yayi Boni AFP Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:18:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908293 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Africa News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/afp-africa-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Africa on Wednesday:</p> <p>+ Madagascar candidates face off in TV debate</p> <p>+ UN force to go after armed groups in DR Congo</p> <p>+ Briton in Uganda gay sex trial due in court</p> <p>ANTANANARIVO: Madagascar's two presidential candidates square off in the first of three televised debates ahead of a run-off vote on December 20 to decide the island's new leader after a four-year political crisis. From 1700 GMT. (MADAGASCAR-VOTE)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/afp-africa-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Yayi Boni AFP Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:34:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6007991 at http://www.globalpost.com AFPTV Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/afptv-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We plan to file the following videos on Wednesday. Please check the daily advisories for any additions and amendments.</p> <p>-- TOP WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ UKRAINE PROTESTS</p> <p>KIEV: Following developments in political protests in Ukraine. RAW. TBA</p> <p>+ THAILAND PROTESTS</p> <p>BANGKOK: Ongoing news coverage of demonstrations and political turmoil. RAW. TBA</p> <p>-- OTHER WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ ASIA-PACIFIC</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/afptv-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Greenwich Mean Time Social Issues Technology War Yayi Boni AFP Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008106 at http://www.globalpost.com French court blocks extradition of Benin poison plot suspect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/french-court-blocks-extradition-benin-poison-plot-suspect <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French court on Wednesday ruled against extraditing a businessman implicated in a plot to kill Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi.</p> <p>Patrice Talon, a successful Beninese businessman and one-time ally of the president, was accused in October 2012 of trying to kill Boni Yayi by switching his medication for poison.</p> <p>Talon, 55, fled his homeland, where he already faced graft accusations, and was arrested in France in December last year but released on bail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/french-court-blocks-extradition-benin-poison-plot-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Government Thomas Boni Yayi Yayi Boni AFP Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:32:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6009289 at http://www.globalpost.com French court blocks extradition of Benin poison plot suspect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/french-court-blocks-extradition-benin-poison-plot-suspect-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French court on Wednesday ruled against extraditing a businessman implicated in a plot to kill Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi.</p> <p>Patrice Talon, a successful Beninese businessman and one-time ally of the president, was accused in October 2012 of trying to kill Boni Yayi by switching his medication for poison.</p> <p>Talon, 55, fled his homeland, where he already faced graft accusations, and was arrested in France in December last year but released on bail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/french-court-blocks-extradition-benin-poison-plot-suspect-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Government Thomas Boni Yayi Yayi Boni AFP Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:46:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6009470 at http://www.globalpost.com Benin's president pardons 'poison plot' suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/benins-president-pardons-poison-plot-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi has pardoned a prominent businessman and his alleged accomplices who were accused of conspiring to poison him and preparing a coup.</p> <p>Boni Yayi said in a televised address on Wednesday evening that he had pardoned his one-time ally Patrice Talon and everyone implicated in the alleged plot in October 2012 by switching his medication for poison.</p> <p>Talon fled the tiny west African nation where he was already facing corruption accusations and had been fighting extradition from France, where he was arrested in December 2012. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/benins-president-pardons-poison-plot-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Thomas Boni Yayi Yayi Boni AFP Thu, 15 May 2014 13:34:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6147629 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Poison plot' accused released from prison in Benin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140520/poison-plot-accused-released-prison-benin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six people pardoned by Benin's president over an alleged poisoning plot against him have been released from custody, their families and a lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Thomas Boni Yayi announced on Sunday that the six were cleared of any involvement. He also pardoned a prominent businessman, Patrice Talon, who had been fighting extradition from France.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140520/poison-plot-accused-released-prison-benin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benin Yayi Boni AFP Tue, 20 May 2014 13:09:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6151745 at http://www.globalpost.com