Uneasy Standoff with Soldiers in Republic of Benin

Soldiers broke up demonstrations with gunfire after the opposition called for the annulment of last Sunday’s parliamentary election.

Life returned back to near-normal in much of Cotonou a day after soldiers broke up demonstrations with gunfire around the home of former-President Thomas Boni Yayi, which had become a focal point of anger over Sunday’s parliamentary polls, which took place without opposition parties. The opposition says they will not give up the push for a new direction in Benin.

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