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13 sept. 2019 | 09h22 UTC

Benin: Protests over Franc currency zone and French influence in Cotonou September 14

Benin Alerte de sécurité

Protest against Franc currency Zone and French influence in Cotonou on September 14

TIMEFRAME expected from 14/9/2019, 12h00 until 15/9/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Porto-Novo). COUNTRY/REGION Cotonou


Civil society group Urgence Panafricaniste has called for a protest to be held in Cotonou on Saturday, September 14, to denounce the use of the CFA franc currency and denounce what they perceive as the persisting French influence over its former colonies. Protesters are expected to gather at 15:00 (local time) at Place de l'Etoile rouge.

A heightened security presence along with localised transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the protests.


Individuals in Cotonou are advised to avoid all demonstrations as violence may flare up without warning.


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