Start making sense of your financial wellness.

Watch the Sitholes every Thursday at 17h30 on e.tv

AU chairman to meet Hollande

Comment on this story


iol news pic Boni Yayi

REUTERS

AU Chairman Boni Yayi.

Benin's president and the current African Union chairman Thomas Bonyi Yayi will travel to Paris next week for talks with French President Francoise Hollande, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Boni Yayi was named to the rotating AU post in January.

“In addition to questions related to Franco-African cooperation, the Beninese president will discuss with his French counterpart subjects related to bilateral cooperation,” Boni Yayi's spokesman Vincent Dassi told AFP.

He said the president is expected to meet Hollande on Monday.

The AU is trying to revive talks between Sudan and South Sudan after border clashes that erupted last month threatened to push the region back into all out war.

The continental body has also sought to restore democratic rule in Mali and Guinea-Bissau, following military coups in the two west African states.

Benin, a republic on the Gulf of Guinea, was previously a French colony named Dahomey that gained independence in 1960. It was renamed in 1975. – Sapa-AFP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory