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Population: 8.64m
GDP: $8.413bn
Debt: 65.4% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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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...

    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 ...

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