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Vol 50 No 8

Published 17th April 2009


Togo

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 later, State Prosecutor Robert Bakaï accused Kpatcha, a long-time rival of his half-brother, President Faure Gnassingbé, of organising a coup d’état.

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