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Togo

Population: 6.99 mn.
GDP: $4.84 bn.
Debt: $0.90 bn.
Overview:

President Faure Gnassingbé is likely to win a third term in elections in March. He inherited a constitution without limits on presidential terms and opposition efforts to change that are set to fail. Gnassingbé's row with Ecobank could prove economically and politically costly.

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Tanoh goes as Ecobank cleans house

Ecobank dismisses Chief Executive Thierry Tanoh and reinstates the sacked whistle-blowing Finance Director

In what regional financial experts describe as striking a blow for good governance, on 11 March the board of Ecobank pushed out its Chief Executive Officer Thierry Tanoh, the Ivori...


    Vol 54 No 16 |
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Couldn’t save it

No one seriously expects opposition complaints about electoral fraud to succeed. The opposition Collectif sauvons le Togo (CST) is challenging the victory of President Faure Gnassi...


    Vol 54 No 3 |
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Olympio’s legacy

The feud between the descendants of Togo’s first President and those of his assassin is as old as the nation – and still ongoing

The 50th anniversary on 13 January of the assassination of Togo’s first President, Sylvanus Olympio, passed while several important events in Lomé played down the landmark day. On ...


    Vol 53 No 21 |
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Faure fading fast

The President’s attempts to maintain a consensus collides with a disaffected civil society more interested in genuine democracy

President Faure Gnassingbé’s prospects of staying in office in the long-term are diminishing. Ever since he succeeded his late father, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, in February 2005, opposit...


    Vol 53 No 21 |
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Fraternal rivalry

There was an inevitability about the clash between President Faure Gnassingbé and his elder brother, Kpatcha Gnassingbé ever since the time when they accompanied their dying father...


    Vol 51 No 6 |
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Tarnished triumph

As President Faure’s regime cracks down on protest against his election fraud, the opposition dithers

Opposition politicians say the results of the 6 March elections were fraudulent but show little stomach for confronting the heavily militarised regime in Lomé or elsewhere. France ...


    Vol 51 No 6 |
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The men at the centre

* Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, 44, won a second five-year term, on a platform of economic development and reform, with few details. He will be sworn in on 3 May, after the Constitut...


    Vol 51 No 4 |
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Dynastic dynamics

President Faure Gnassingbé is set for an easy victory against a divided opposition in the 4 March national elections: the main opposition parties plan to boycott the vote (AC Vol 5...


    Vol 50 No 9 |
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Brothers and enemies

The Gnassingbé family that has run Togo for almost 42 years has split, opening up competition for the presidential election due next year

The two most powerful sons of the late President Gnassingbé Eyadéma have fallen out. Kpatcha Gnassingbé was arrested on 12 April (AC Vol 50 No 8), charged with plotting a coup d'ét...


    Vol 50 No 8 |
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His father's son

The arrest of former Defence Minister Kpatcha Gnassingbé while pleading in vain for asylum outside the gates of the United States Embassy in Lomé on 15 April appears to have ended ...


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