Benin willing to give ousted C.Africa leader asylum

Francois Bozize signs a decree in Bangui on January 17, 2013.  By Patrick Fort (AFP)

Francois Bozize signs a decree in Bangui on January 17, 2013. By Patrick Fort (AFP)






BANGUI (AFP) – Benin is willing to grant asylum to ousted president Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic, Foreign Minister Nassirou Bako-Arifari said Thursday in Bangui.

“Benin was asked (by central African heads of state) and if the president (Bozize) officially makes a request, Benin will follow up on the request” of members of the Economic Community of Central African States, the minister told AFP.


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