WEST AFRICA

Talon uses drug bust as trump card in Nigeria trade row

Beninese President Patrice Talon.
Beninese President Patrice Talon. © Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
Two Nigerian citizens were among the 10 people police in Benin arrested in a 25 June drug bust. For the best part of two years Cotonou and Abuja have been at odds over the smuggling of narcotics between their two countries. [...] (342 words)
Issue dated 12/07/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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