Benin’s ex-president warns post-election unrest could plunge country into conflict


Lawyers for former President Thomas Boni Yayi have warned that unrest in Benin could plunge the country into a deeper crisis

Yayi remains under house arrest since voicing support for a boycott of the controversial parliamentary elections in April.

Activists have denounced President Patrice Talon’s authoritarian shift in a country that has long been considered a model of democracy in West Africa.