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

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    Vol 50 No 9 |
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Brothers and enemies

The Gnassingbé family that has run Togo for almost 42 years has split, opening up competition for the presidential election due next year

The two most powerful sons of the late President Gnassingbé Eyadéma have fallen out. Kpatcha Gnassingbé was arrested on 12 April (AC Vol 50 No 8), charged with plotting a coup d'ét...

    Vol 50 No 8 |
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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 ...

    Vol 47 No 19 |
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Back in the fold

The choice of leading oppositionist Yaovi Agboyigbo as Prime Minister on 16 September and offers of aid and investment from Brussels and Paris point to a changing climate. This fol...

    Vol 46 No 10 |
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Faure's French friends

West African presidents and the Elysée Palace endorse Gnassingbé's election

The army had crushed the opposition uprising and the Constitutional Court had rejected claims of electoral irregularities well before Faure Gnassingbé was sworn in on 4 May....

    Vol 46 No 9 |
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Merci, Papa

People take to the streets in Lomé to protest against Faure Gnassingbé's victory in the polls

'If they declare Faure the winner, this place is going to go up in flames', predicted a much quoted opposition supporter in Lomé. And right on cue, the barricades went up on...

    Vol 46 No 6 |
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Olympic heights

It will be a struggle to introduce democracy after three decades of family rule

The Gnassingbé clan will do all it can to win Togo's presidential election, scheduled for 24 April. Some think heir-apparent Faure Gnassingbé, son of the deceased dic...

    Vol 46 No 5 |
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Faure falters

Round one to the African Union; the next battle will be presidential elections

Faure Gnassingbé's resignation as acting Head of State on 26 February is a provisional victory for both Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chairman of the African Union,...

    Vol 46 No 4 |
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Dynastic dictatorship

Faure Gnassingbé, Togo's new leader, is not as wily as his late father

Togo's succession was never going to be an easy matter. When he died on 5 February, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma had been in power for 38 years, resisting pressure fo...

    Vol 46 No 4 |
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Not a good start

After years of affording President Gnassingbé Eyadéma the respect due to Africa's longest serving head of state, the international community has come down hard on the...

    Vol 45 No 2 |
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Succession rumble

General Gnassingbé Eyadéma has not appeared in public since the Liberation Day celebrations on 13 January, date of President Sylvanus Olympio's murder and Eyadé...

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