Togo

Togo

Population: 6.8 mn.
GDP: 4.0 bn.
Debt: 0.7 bn.
Overview:

Opposition groups such as the Collectif sauvons le Togo and the Coalition arc-en-ciel are growing in strength after last year's contested elections. President Faure Gnassingbé’s governing Union pour la République will introduce constitutional reforms. 

 

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  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

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 Gnassingbé’s ruling Union pour la République in the 25 July e...

  • Vol 54 No 3
  •  1st February 2013

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

  • Vol 53 No 21
  •  19th October 2012

Faure fading fast

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

  • Vol 53 No 21
  •  19th October 2012

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 on the aeroplane to Tripoli, Libya, in February 2005.

  • Vol 51 No 6
  •  19th March 2010

Tarnished triumph

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

  • Vol 51 No 6
  •  19th March 2010

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 Constitutional Court (despite complaints) confirms the provisional results.

  • Vol 51 No 4
  •  19th February 2010

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 50 No 9). This follows their complaints that the electoral register has been...

  • Vol 50 No 9
  •  1st May 2009

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

  • Vol 50 No 8
  •  17th April 2009

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 his political career ahead of presidential elections due in 2010. Hours la...

  • Vol 47 No 19
  •  22nd September 2006

Back in the fold

The choice of leading oppositionist Yaovi Agboyigbo as Prime Minister on 16 September and offers of aid and investment from Brussels and Paris point to a changing climate. This follows the 20 August 'Comprehensive Political Accord' between President Faure...

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