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Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé

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


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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...


Ghazouani’s modest mandate

This matters at a time when Togo's Faure Gnassingbé is fiercely resisting suggestions that he should quit in 2020 or even 2025 and Guinea's Alpha Condé appears to be preparing to amend the constitution so that he can run for a third successive five-year stint in office...


    Vol 59 No 24 |
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Boycott threatens landslide

President Faure Gnassingbé's ruling party l'Union pour la république (Unir) promises to sweep the board in the parliamentary election on 20 December – but only because the opposition is boycotting what it says will be a rigged contest...


Adieu à Françafrique

The complaint centres around involvement by the Havas PR guru Jean-Philippe Dorent in the election of President Faure Gnassingbé after he succeeded his father Gnassingbé Eyadéma in 2005...


Bibi goes vote shopping

President Faure Gnassingbé's government is under plenty of pressure from a vocal and well-supported opposition already (AC Vol 58 No 7 Plan Bibi for AU & Vol 58 No 17 Bibi rebuffed)...


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