No Opposition Candidates in Benin Elections, Internet Shut Down
The people of Benin have voted in parliamentary elections with only two parties allied with President Patrice Talon on the ballot paper - and turnout was low because the opposition parties called for a boycott.
RSF, 1 May 2019
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Internet shutdowns in Benin on 28 April that obstructed the free flow of news and information during a parliamentary election with a… Read more »
Citizens were called to the polls on April 28th to elect their deputies in a historic election where the opposition was not allowed to run for office - an unprecedented situation that was felt in polling stations.
AI London, 28 April 2019
Following the Internet shutdown in Benin as the country holds parliamentary elections today, François Patuel, Amnesty International's West Africa Researcher, said: "The… Read more »
Press freedom continues to face serious restrictions across Africa,according to the Reporters Without Borders' 2019 World Press Freedom Index, released ahead of World Press Freedom ... Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 28 April 2019
Parliamentary elections are being held in the West African nation of Benin. But voters could only choose among candidates allied with President Patrice Talon. Read more »
VOA, 30 April 2019
When authorities in Benin turned off the country’s internet during parliamentary elections Sunday, they became the ninth African government to restrict access this year. Read more »
RFI, 30 April 2019
Turnout in Benin's parliamentary polls on Sunday was roughly 20 percent, as voters angry at new electoral rules restricting the opposition stayed away. Access to the internet was… Read more »