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Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé

Date of Birth: 6 June 1966
Place of Birth: Afagnan, Togo

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Bolloré back

In 2021 Bolloré and three other officers of his companies reached a plea deal with state prosecutors admitting bribery of Guinean President Alpha Condé and Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé in 2010...

    Vol 65 No 12 |
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Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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 Gnassingbé has rebooted Togo's political framework to fend off the prospect of a heavyweight challenge (AC Vol 65 No 7 Faye's victory shakes up the region)...

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

President Faure Gnassingbé is holding it up as a legitimisation of his rule and plan to extend his tenure in office yet again (AC Vol 61 No 5 Democratic for a dynast)...

La methode Faure – rule by smoke and mirrors The constitutionalist smokescreen which allows Faure Gnassingbé to hold executive power indefinitely is the latest in a line of sophisticated manoeuvres crafted to present him as a democracy-loving leader...

This article was adapted from part of Africa Confidential's special report on the domination of the Togolese economy by French billionaire Vincent Bolloré through his relations with the ruling network of President Faure Gnassingbé May 2022...


    Vol 65 No 9 |
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Keeping a grip on the presidencies

President Faure Gnassingbé appears certain to strengthen his grip on power whether or not that means staying on as head of state (AC Vol 61 No 5 Democratic for a dynast)...

    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...

President Faure secretly helps the Niamey junta

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 West African States (ECOWAS) Togo is publicly hewing to the bloc's anti-coup line...

West Africa’s juntas look east

Following months of diplomacy including mediation by Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé and the visit to Bamako of Ivorian defence minister Téné Birahima Ouattara – brother of president Alassane – their release was a signal of restored goodwill...


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