WEST AFRICA Issue dated 19/04/2021

Reckya Madougou rallies legal, political and business elite for her release

The Beninese opposition leader Reckya Madougou.
The Beninese opposition leader Reckya Madougou. ©Reckya Madougou/Facebook
Despite his reelection, Patrice Talon's main opponent remains behind bars on vague suspicions of "financing terrorism". But he will have to reckon with Madougou's powerful supporters among whom are two of the region's sitting presidents as well as oligarch Mahamadou Bonkoungou and lawyer Antoine Vey, a former associate of French justice minister Dupond-Moretti. [...] (445 words)
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