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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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Oil and oligarchs

Under the President's late father President Gnassingbé Eyadéma the EU formulated 22 conditions relating to democracy and human rights which must be implemented before its aid suspended in 1992 is resumed; only a few of these have been met (AC Vol 46 No 10)...


Five years

After the death of Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma Compaoré made overtures to his son Faure Gnassingbé who presented two helicopters for the presidential campaign...


    Vol 46 No 16 |

Reining in the military

Six months ago it was the demise of Togo's dictator Gnassingbé Eyadéma and the attempted usurpation of power by his son Faure Gnassingbé that pushed regional leaders into action to press for a return to constitutional rule...


Dominant Dominique

Barnier a former European Union Commissioner argued that Paris should stop backing corrupt autocrats such as Togo's late Gnassingbé Eyadéma but the government recognised his son Faure Gnassingbé's stolen election in April...


    Vol 46 No 9 |
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Merci, Papa

And right on cue the barricades went up on 26 April as soon as the government announced that Faure son of the late dictator Gnassingbé Eyadéma had won the presidential election two days earlier (AC Vol 46 No 6)...

Faure and family maintain the traditional ties with Paris started when Gnassingbé Eyadéma was a sergeant in the French army...


Nervy neighbours

A strange silence from Accra greeted the sudden death on 5 February of Togo's (and Africa's) longest-serving leader Etienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma...


    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

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

When he died on 5 February President Gnassingbé Eyadéma had been in power for 38 years resisting pressure for change and exploiting his status as Africa's longest-serving leader to the full...


    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...


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