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Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé

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

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Vultures gather

Even if the military is slightly less ruthless with dissidents than Faure Gnassingbé's soldiers in Togo Guinea's top brass will face similar regional and international pressure to those which recently forced Faure to modify his succession plan...

    Vol 46 No 10 |
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Faure's French friends

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

President Olusegun Obasanjo hosted Faure Gnassingbé and opposition leader Gilchrist Olympio in Abuja on 25 April to encourage their commitment to the creation of a government of national unity...

This is dead in the water even if Faure Gnassingbé has called on Olympio to play a role in government...

Nervy neighbours

Regional leaders including African Union Chairman Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria Amadou Toumani Touré of Mali and the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) Niger's Mamadou Tandja swiftly condemned the constitutional coup attempted in the name of Faure Gnassingbé the old dictator's son; Ghana kept quiet...

    Vol 46 No 6 |
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Olympic heights

Some think heir-apparent Faure Gnassingbé son of the deceased dictator Gnassingbé Eyadéma may have cut a deal with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) shortly before he vacated the position of Interim Head of State just three weeks after his father's death on 5 February...

    Vol 46 No 5 |
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Faure falters

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 and Mali's former President Alpha Oumar Konaré now Chairman of the AU Commission...

AU and Ecowas censure Since Faure's installation by the army following the death of his father Gnassingbé Eyadéma on 5 February Obasanjo and Konaré have consistently condemned Faure Gnassingbé's take-over and have pushed the strong line that has emerged from both the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the AU which on 25 February imposed sanctions pending a return to constitutional rule...

    Vol 46 No 4 |
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Dynastic dictatorship

He had not quite completed the positioning of his second son Faure Gnassingbé to take over and the army had to manoeuvre their man into the top job...

Panic in Lomé Eyadéma was said to be considering installing Faure Gnassingbé as President of the National Assembly so that he could be the legitimate constitutional successor but this never happened...

    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 machinations that allowed his son Faure Gnassingbé to take over...

The next caliph

When President Gnassingbé Eyadéma's son Faure Gnassingbé inherited Togo's presidency Gabonese watched closely...

    Vol 45 No 2 |
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Succession rumble

Ex-paratroop commander Ernest is marginalised by illness and political disgrace; but Mines and Energy Minister Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé controlling the key central-northern town of Sokodé is a contender...

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