WEST AFRICA

West African leaders clash over UEMOA presidency

Beninese President Patrice Talon is to become head of the UEMOA.
Beninese President Patrice Talon is to become head of the UEMOA. © Sébastien Muylaert/MaxPPP
Although the Beninese president Patrice Talon is due to take the helm of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, his insistence that his economy minister chair the organisation's council of ministers has led to one of several disputes - and resulted in a special heads of state committee being set up to try to resolve the situation. [...] (542 words)
Issue dated 10/06/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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