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Vol 65 No 8

Published 11th April 2024


Faure lobbies Washington

President Faure Gnassingbé is seeking to strengthen his government's ties to the United States and secure US investment under two recent laws. This coincides with a contentious bid by Faure to change the presidential constitution to a parliamentary one, creating an executive prime minister position. Oppositionists believe Gnassingbé wants to take that post, as the term limits on his presidency would expire after next year's elections. They are calling for mass protests in the week ending 13 April after Gnassingbé's party votes to postpone legislative elections due on 20 April.

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