On the eve of the elections, the largest city, Cotonou, has turned into a giant campaign arena. No fewer than thirty-three candidates are running for president.
Benin Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou has survived a helicopter crash after the craft he was traveling in crash-landed. Officials say the leader of the West African country was unhurt in the incident.
Benin Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou has conceded defeat to Patrice Talon in presidential elections. Zinsou failed to pull through in the second-round run-off vote, despite backing from the main opposition party.
Benin's polls have closed with "no major incident" reported across the West African state, said an election monitor. The Beninese president said stepping down is "one further step forward" for the "big democracy."
The private West African Union University wants to produce the continent's leaders of tomorrow. It’s based in Benin’s economic capital Cotonou and numbers about 300 students hoping to become "Young African Leaders."
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