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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 44 No 9 |
  • TOGO

Democratic doubts

Greeted by large crowds on his return to Lomé from Ghana on 26 April for President Gnassingbé Eyadéma (after 36 years of dictatorial power one of Africa's ultimate dinosaurs) Olympio is still the man to beat...


Jacques is back

A demonstration against La Françafrique on 20 February gathered a couple of thousand people cheerfully protesting against anything from France's treatment of Gbagbo to the impunity enjoyed by long-standing friends of the Elysée Palace such as Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma and Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou-Nguesso...


From crisis to crisis

Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma has been hosting Ivorian peace talks though a vote by parliament on 30 December altering the constitution to let him stand for another term this year does nothing for his democratic credentials...


A new front opens

Several members of Ecowas are directly implicated in the conflict and its mediation had risked being swallowed up by infighting among member states notably the region's two top negotiators Senegal the current Ecowas President which brought Madagascar's rival presidents together earlier this year (AC Vol 43 No 9) and Togo whose President Gnassingbé Eyadéma the regional doyen is hosting the faltering peace talks...


The view from the Seine

Apart from Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo those causing most concern include Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma (who has promised to stand down next year but does everything to prepare for another term) and Guinea's President Lansana Conté Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou Nguesso Central African Republic's Ange-Félix Patassé and Burkina Faso's Blaise Compaoré...


Intrigue in Beirut

Enraged by Wade's manoeuvring Togo's General Gnassingbé Eyadéma walked out slamming the door ordering faithful Foreign Minister Jeannot Kofi Panou to vote for Lopes...


Whose army?

Falling out with regional heads of state who are close to French President Jacques Chirac such as Burkina's President Blaise Compaoré and Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma may have been a particularly bad move...


    Vol 43 No 14 |
  • TOGO

Last of the dinosaurs

Most African leaders have at least made a stab at multi-party democracy over the last decade but Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma has never really bothered...


The voters' friend

Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma would also need an exit strategy to ensure a retirement free of awkward questions about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Sylvanus Olympio and his treatment of his opponents while in office...


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