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The Freemasons push back against the politicians
Freemasonry may be the classic means for governments to co-opt their elites, but lodges throughout west and central Africa are increasingly defying the politicians. An investigation into the lodges that are striving to assert their independence. [...]
Patrice Talon grabs control of economy
Benin’s new President Patrice Talon pledged in earnest throughout his electoral campaign that he would not mix politics with business. However now that he is comfortably installed in the presidential palace, Talon appears to be keen to reinstate all of [. [...]