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Togo

Population: 7.79 mn.
GDP: $4.61 bn.
Debt: $1.63 bn.

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    Vol 60 No 21 |
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The price of legitimacy

The President must hold elections that look fair if he is to win the wider acceptance he craves

After their boycott of the 2018 legislative polls failed to extract concessions from the regime of President Faure Gnassingbé, most of the opposition is returning to the electoral ...


    Vol 59 No 24 |
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Boycott threatens landslide

President Faure Gnassingbé's ruling party, l'Union pour la république (Unir), promises to sweep the board in the parliamentary election on 20 December – but on...


Adieu à Françafrique

The investigation of Vincent Bolloré highlights how the old business networks are losing influence in French former colonies

When the French billionaire industrialist Vincent Bolloré was placed under formal investigation by Paris prosecutors on suspicion of bribing foreign officials in Africa, commentato...


    Vol 58 No 20 |
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A test for people power

The regime's attempt to exempt the President from promised term limits has sparked a concerted opposition campaign

Opponents of President Faure Gnassingbé will stage protests in Montreal, Paris and Luxembourg on 7 October to add an international dimension to their campaign against the go...


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 ...


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