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Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé

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


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

They are accused of helping Presidents Faure Gnassingbé of Togo and Alpha Condé of Guinea in their election campaigns in 2010 in return for special favours in their country's major ports...

We show how Bolloré's carefully nurtured ties with Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé point to his plans to dominate the country's media and digital communications business – and the implications of that for other countries in the region...

Gafan is to married one of President Faure Gnassingbé's sisters according to local media...

By November 2004 Faure Gnassingbé one of President Eyadéma's sons then Minister of Equipment Mining Posts and Telegraphs signed an agreement for the construction and operation of a new container terminal with Terminaux Conventionnels de Lomé a newly registered company owned by Dupuydauby and Bolloré...

His entourage of senior military and police officers belonging to his ethnic group the Kabye decided their best chance of preserving the status quo was to pick Faure Gnassingbé the ablest of all their former leader's several children by different women as the successor (see box: Son of the putschist)...

) Dupuydauby also claims President Faure Gnassingbé told him that much as he regretted it Faure had to transfer control of Lomé port to Bolloré because President Sarkozy had told him in 2007 it would be a friendly gesture...

President Faure Gnassingbé's elite network of influence converges with Bolloré's and provided the natural starting point for the Frenchman's control of media in Togo once his Havas advertising and political agency had helped Faure's re-election in 2010...

Son of the putschist mounted a legal coup When his military dictator father died in 2005 Faure Gnassingbé was favoured by his father's Praetorian guard of military and police loyalists who also protected the regime against political reform...

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Cancelling the opposition

She has worked as an adviser to Togo's Faure Gnassingbé and is a friend of Senegal's President Macky Sall...


SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port

The concessions Bolloré won from Ghana are similar to those which he obtained for his operations at the port of Lomé Togo in return for financing a top political consultancy to help the country's president Faure Gnassingbé win re-election in 2010...

Under the deal Bolloré and two fellow executives confessed to bribing Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé by providing him with a top political advisory and advertising team for his March 2010 election campaign...

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    Vol 61 No 5 |
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Democratic, for a dynast

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...


    Vol 60 No 21 |
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The price of legitimacy

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 fray for the April 2020 presidential race...


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