In the police and the army, Talon turns to his tried and trusted old guard

Benin president Patrice Talon.
Benin president Patrice Talon. © flickr/presidencebenin
Lacking a successor to the post of director of police following a passports of convenience scandal, Patrice Talon has reappointed General Yaya as head of the organisation for two years. The Beninese head of state also promoted his former military chief of staff Bertin Dada, who played a pivotal role in the police crackdown just ahead the presidential election last year. [...] (355 words)
Published on 05/04/2022 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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