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05 Nov 2018 | 10:47 AM UTC

Benin: Opposition rally in Cotonou November 3; further likely

Benin News Alert

Opposition rally in Cotonou on November 3 to denounce President Talon governance; further rallies and protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Porto-Novo). COUNTRY/REGION Cotonou


Opposition parties held an anti-government rally in Cotonou on Saturday, November 3, to denounce President Patrice Talon's governance. Opposition supporters called for the return of exiled political leaders, the release of political prisoners, and the repeal of several laws perceived as targeting opposition members, among other demands. Furthermore, opposition parties vowed to unify ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled in March 2019. Further such rallies, along with associated opposition protests, are likely in the coming weeks.


There is mounting discontent among the Beninese population amid what opposition activists see as President Talon's poor management of the country. Civil servant strikes and protests have become common in recent months.


Individuals in Benin are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid all protests, as violence may flare up without warning.


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