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Vol 65 No 12

Published 6th June 2024


Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

In power since 2005, Faure Gnassingbé has changed the constitution to give him unlimited executive power

In a West Africa where Bassirou Diomaye Faye's presidential election victory in Senegal and the wave of military coups have shown that change is possible, President Faure Gnassingbé has rebooted Togo's political framework to fend off the prospect of a heavyweight challenge. With some constitutional tinkering, he has extended his grip on power indefinitely.

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