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Population: 9.29m
GDP: $9.83bn
Debt: 68.3% of GDP (2024)

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    Vol 65 No 12 |
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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 Gnassingb...

    Vol 65 No 10 |
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The Gnassingbé dynasty prolongs its grip on the state

The ruling party won a sweeping majority in parliamentary elections, allowing the Gnassingbé family to continue its 57-year rule

The scale of the ruling Union pour la République (UNIR) victory in the parliamentary elections on 29 April dashes the hopes of opposition parties that the vote might have ch...


    Vol 65 No 9 |
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Keeping a grip on the presidencies

Oppositionists say a constitutional reform which will allow parliament to appoint a council president is a ploy that will allow Gnassingbé to retain power

President Faure Gnassingbé appears certain to strengthen his grip on power, whether or not that means staying on as head of state.

    Vol 65 No 8 |
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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 contenti...

President Faure secretly helps the Niamey junta

While publicly opposing the Niger junta, Lomé is offering it support amid reports  that the Wagner Group is operating in northern Togo

President Faure Gnassingbé's government is assisting the Niger junta to consolidate power, Africa Confidential has learned, although as a member of the Economic Community of...

    Vol 63 No 10 |
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SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré came to dominate business in Togo – using money, media and merchandise

Africa Confidential presents a Special Report on the Breton tycoon’s growing influence in Africa. Far from quitting the continent, Vincent Bolloré’s business and political interests in Africa are deepening – even as he faces trial in Paris for grand corruption in league with two West African leaders. By Andrew Weir and Nicolas Vescovacci

Billionaire Vincent Bolloré, who has built up monopoly control over some of the biggest container terminals in Africa, is heading back to the French courts with two of his to...

    Vol 61 No 5 |
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Democratic, for a dynast

Winning the election was the easy bit for Faure Gnassingbé. Securing international acceptance is quite a different matter

Outright victory in the first round of the presidential election came for the incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé with 72% of the vote on an impressive 76% turnout. The Pre...

    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 ...

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...

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