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

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    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...

    Vol 44 No 21 |
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Lomé abstention

Togo was a German colony, then a French one. The two former masters now disagree about Togo's dubious democracy and its 35-year President, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, 65. Eur...

    Vol 44 No 11 |
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Five-yearly farce

Togo's presidential election will be no better than the last two

President Gnassingbé Eyadéma will secure a third presidential term on 1 June but this time, hardly anyone is taking the process seriously. The European Union's decisi...

    Vol 44 No 9 |
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Democratic doubts

The 1 June presidential election could be as big a travesty of democracy as 1998, when the electoral commission was replaced on polling day so that phony results could be rubber-st...

    Vol 43 No 14 |
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Last of the dinosaurs

Splits in the ruling party could finally bring the changes the opposition seeks

Most African leaders have at least made a stab at multi-party democracy over the last decade but Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma has never really bothered. Opposi...

    Vol 42 No 18 |
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The Chile factor

With 34 years in power and reason to fear retirement, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma shows signs of joining the club of presidents seeking to hang on in power. Premier ...

    Vol 40 No 18 |
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Choppy waters

General Eyadéma makes plans to go – after another four years

The pact commits General Gnassingbé Eyadéma to holding fresh parliamentary elections next year and then stepping down in 2003 (which he was scheduled to do anyway). Oppositi...

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