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Gnassingbé Eyadéma

Date of Birth: 26 December 1935
Place of Birth: Kozah, Kara Region, Togo
Died: 5 February 2005


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    Vol 61 No 5 |
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Democratic, for a dynast

When his father President Gnassingbé Eyadéma died suddenly his father's political allies sneaked him into office...


    Vol 60 No 21 |
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The price of legitimacy

He succeeded to the presidency in 2005 on the sudden death of his father the French army veteran Gnassingbé Eyadéma whose one-party rule was scarred by violence by the security services the breakdown of relations with donors and economic decay at a time when neighbouring more democratic countries were enjoying steady growth...


    Vol 59 No 24 |
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Boycott threatens landslide

He succeeded his father Gnassingbé Eyadéma who had ruled Togo since 1967 on his death in 2005...


Who speaks for Africa?

Togo hosted the Lomé Convention in 1975 but then found itself shut out of the Cotonou process when its EU aid was suspended after President Gnassingbé Eyadéma won a presidential election in the 2003 which was marked by accusations of fraud and violence (AC Vol 44 No 21 Lomé abstention)...


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...


    Vol 58 No 20 |
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A test for people power

'Faure must go…50 ans ça suffit' – a reference to the combined time in office of the President and the dictatorship of his father Gnassingbé Eyadéma – is the slogan of the Togo Debout campaign which started out by calling for an immediate return to the original 1992 constitution but is rapidly evolving into a demand for the early resignation of the President...

The significance of the 1992 constitution is that it was negotiated on a consensus basis and received massive popular support as the foundation for genuine democracy – until Gnassingbé Eyadéma launched a ferocious crackdown on opponents and changed the rules back in the regime's favour...


    Vol 54 No 3 |
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Olympio’s legacy

On that date in 1963 Gnassingbé Eyadéma shot Olympio dead and four years later took complete power for himself until his death in 2005 as Africa’s longest-serving head of state...


    Vol 53 No 21 |
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Faure fading fast

Ever since he succeeded his late father Gnassingbé Eyadéma in February 2005 opposition to dynastic successions and the awareness that he was the choice of the ‘ethno-military clique’ have worked against him...


    Vol 53 No 21 |
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Fraternal rivalry

President Gnassingbé Eyadéma had over fifty children and they form a court as complex and intrigue-bound as the Saudi Arabian royal family...


    Vol 51 No 6 |
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Tarnished triumph

Faure tried to distance himself from the 38-year reign of his father President Gnassingbé Eyadéma with campaign posters that did not mention the Gnassingbé family name...


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