Faure Gnassingbé

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Jul 29th, 2013
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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe’s ruling Union for the Republic won more than two-thirds of the seats in Parliament in last week’s vote. Preliminary results show the party won 62 of the 91 seats in the July 24 election, Angele Aguigah, president of the National Independent Electoral Commission, t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 25th, 2013
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(AFP) – Polls opened on Thursday in parliamentary elections in Togo delayed by months of protests, with the opposition seeking to weaken the ruling family’s decades-long grip on power in the west African nation. Dozens of people were lining up outside a primary school in the capital Lome to cas...
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Jan 11th, 2013
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The president of Togo’s football federation says he intervened to include Emmanuel Adebayor in the country’s Africa Cup of Nations squad. Gabriel Ameyi told the BBC he took action once he realised the Tottenham striker had not been selected. “On the initial list, those guys weren...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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Togo’s security minister said yesterday authorities have released 119 people who were detained during this week’s rallies organised by an opposition coalition that led to clashes between police and demonstrators. At the same time eight people were held in custody, the minister, colonel Da...
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Jul 13th, 2012
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The prime minister of Togo and his government have unexpectedly resigned just months before parliamentary elections in the tiny West African nation. No reason was given for the late Wednesday departure of Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo and his Cabinet ministers. Ebow Godwin, a freelance journ...
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Jun 15th, 2012
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Lome – Togo’s political opposition says dozens of people have been wounded and arrested in three days of protests in the West African nation. Zeus Atta Mensah Ajavon, leader of the opposition coalition, said on Thursday that at least 56 people have been seriously hurt this week. The gover...
By benim
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Nov 28th, 2011
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Lome – Togo’s government says at least six top flight soccer players have been killed and another 28 people are critically injured after a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine and caught fire. In a statement read on national television, the government said Togo President Faure Gnassing...
By benim
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Sep 30th, 2011
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Lome – Togo’s ruling and opposition parties resumed dialogue on institutional and constitutional reforms in Lome on Thursday, though with a major opposition group missing. The talks had broken down shortly before a hotly contested presidential election in March 2010. They resumed under th...
By benim
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Sep 16th, 2011
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The brother of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for a 2009 plot threatening the security of the West African state. Kpatcha Gnassingbe was found guilty by Togo’s supreme court, along with 32 co-conspirators, including former army chief Assani T...
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Mar 17th, 2011
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Togo police fired tear gas on Thursday to break up an opposition protest against legislation that would place tighter restrictions on street demonstrations in the small west African nation. Authorities unleashed tear gas as several hundred supporters of the main opposition coalition gathered in the c...