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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 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...

After Bongo, more Bongo

We hear Ali Ben has been taking advice from Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé who beat the opposition to succeed his late father Gnassingbé Eyadéma...

A filial succession

The endgame in Gabon recalls the end of the single-party regimes of Côte d'Ivoire's President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma: Houphouët for the downward economic spiral chaos and scapegoating of foreigners Eyadéma for the son-in-waiting holding the keys to the armoury...

    Vol 50 No 9 |
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Brothers and enemies

The two most powerful sons of the late President Gnassingbé Eyadéma have fallen out...

    Vol 50 No 8 |
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His father's son

Since Faure Gnassingbé seized power after the death of his father President Gnassingbé Eyadéma in 2005 relations between Faure and Kpatcha have been icy...

Before and after the voting

Low-key and mild-mannered President Faure Gnassingbé has the advantage of not being his late father the brutal dictator Gnassingbé Eyadéma...

Wade's monumental error

Wade's monument stands as a rejection of those lofty goals: instead of commissioning one of Africa's many internationally renowned sculptors to design the monument Wade hired North Korea's Mansudae Overseas Project Group which specialises in building monuments of the neo-Stalinist school for such autocrats as Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Gabon's late Omar Bongo Ondimba and Togo's late Gnassingbé Eyadéma...

Kingmakers and charlatans

He is an RPT member whose father served in the government of Togo’s founding father Sylvanus Olympio who was assassinated in 1963 by Faure’s father Gnassingbé Eyadéma President from 1967 till his death in 2005...

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