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 Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema

Gnassingbe Eyadema

, 69, who died of a heart attack on Saturday [Feb. 5, 2005], came to power himself in a military coup and led his tiny, impoverished country - just over two-thirds the size of Scotland - for 38 years, making him the worldĺs longest-serving ruler after Cubaĺs Fidel Castro.



He was one of the last of Africaĺs so-called "Big Men". A general when he died, he was a sergeant when he came to power after the assassination of the countryĺs democratically elected president, Sylvanus Olympio.



Eyadema ruled with a rod of iron through the military, which he kept loyal through a system of patronage. His regime has been compared to that of Iraqĺs Saddam Hussein in terms of its brutality, the repression of suspected dissidents and the terrorising of the countryĺs five million people, most of whom are illiterate or semi-literate peasants surviving through subsistence agriculture. Torture and extra-judicial killings were common under Eyadema, and an estimated one million Togolese have left the country since he came to power in 1967.

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The Togolese political crisis takes its roots in the soil of political confusion that followed the death of President Gnassingbe Eyadema who had ruled the country from 1967. President Eyadema became President of Togo after the death of President Sylvanus Olympio in a military takeover. The problem ...
Current president Faure Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005, following the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for nearly 50 years. The ongoing political crisis in the West African country has led to an influx of Togolese refugees into Ghana. Speaking at a press ...

Current president, Faure Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005, following the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for nearly 50 years. The ongoing political crisis in the West African country has led to a massive influx of Togolese refugees into Ghana. Speaking at a press ...
Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 and is now in his third term of office, after taking over as president from his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself ruled Togo for 38 years. The opposition wants the limit on presidential mandates to be retroactive, to prevent Gnassingbe standing for ...
President Faure Gnassingbe has been in power since the death of his father Gnassingbe Eyadema in 2005, who had spent 38 years in office. He was a minister at the time of his father's death and was sworn in as acting president by the military instead of the President of the National Assembly. He resigned ...
Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 when he took over from his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself ruled Togo for 38 years. There was a strong police presence in Lome on Saturday, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. But unlike previous demonstrations, where opposition ...

Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 when he took over from his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself ruled Togo for 38 years. There was a strong police presence in Lome on Saturday, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. But unlike previous demonstrations, where opposition ...
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In Togo, Faure Gnassingbe — who between him and his ruthless father Gnassingbe Eyadema, whom he succeeded in 2005, have ruled for over 50 years now — has been besieged by pro-democracy protests for nearly a year now. If all those three fall this year, for the first time in modern times, over 75 per├â┬é├é┬á...
Faure Gnassingbe has ruled Togo since 2005, after his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, ran the country from 1967. – His repressive rule and ... But this era was cut short when Olympio was assassinated in a military coup led by Faure's father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, in 1963. In 1979, Eyadema allowed├â┬é├é┬á...
The scion of one of Africa's longest-ruling dynasties, Gnassingbe took power in 2005 after the death of his father General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled the country for 38 years. Opposition parties have persistently called for the introduction of a maximum two-term presidential mandate and a two-round ...
Gnassingbe has been president of Togo since 2005 and was installed by the country's armed forces following the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had ruled since seizing power in a 1967 coup. He has since won three elections although opponents and international electoral observers have ...
Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for nearly 50 years. The anti-Gnassingbe protests, that have seen hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets across the country, have resulted in over 15 people killed and ...
Gnassingbe, who currently holds the rotating presidency of the Economic Community of West African States, has led Togo since 2005 after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema. The general himself was in charge for 38 years. The wave of demonstrations has seen calls for the introduction ...
Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself was in charge of Togo for 38 years. More protests are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The opposition coalition wants the release of people in ...
Anti-government marches have been held across the country nearly every week since August, attracting hundreds of thousands of protesters. Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself was in charge of Togo for 38 years.
There are continuing demonstrations against President, who succeeded his father Gnassingbe Eyadema, who died in 2005 after having ruled Togo for 38 years. The struggle at the ANC congress to elect a new leader last week also featured well-known names. In the end Cyril Ramaphosa defeated Nkosazana ...

Gnassingbe has been president of Togo since 2005 and was installed by the country's armed forces following the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had ruled since seizing power in a 1967 coup. He has since won three elections although opponents and international electoral observers have ...
Gnassingbe, who currently holds the rotating presidency of the Economic Community of West African States, has led Togo since 2005 after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema. The general himself was in charge for 38 years. The wave of demonstrations has seen calls for the introduction ...
Anti-government marches have been held across the country nearly every week since August, attracting hundreds of thousands of protesters. Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who himself was in charge of Togo for 38 years.
Those lines were about the European imperialists who invaded and colonized Africa. What the Europeans soon found was that no matter how many Africans they brutalized and killed, they could not crush the fighting spirit of African people. Africans kept fighting until colonialism was ended and the ...
Gnassingbe has been president of the West African nation since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for 38 years. The opposition parties want two-term limits for presidents, applied retroactively to prevent Gnassingbe from contesting the 2020 and ...
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is in a fix. The regional bloc has a make-or-mar decision to make in the next few days on the audacious application of Morocco, a North Africa country, keen to join its fold. WALE ELEGBEDE writes on the possible implications of the admittance.
President Muhammadu Buhari and five other concerned West African leaders have called for an immediate roadmap to pave way for negotiations between the Togolese government led by President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema and the opposition movement. The urgent demand by the leaders came at a ...
Gnassingbe has been president of the West African nation since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for 38 years. Fourteen opposition parties want two-term limits for presidents which would be applied retroactively to prevent Gnassingbe from ...
Gnassingbe took over as president in 2005 on the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled the former French colony for 38 years. Opposition supporters clashed with the police and security forces in Sokode in October after the arrest of an imam close to the PNP. Four people were killed ...
Gabon's Ali Bongo Ondimba is accused of being the by-product of a "monarchy", while in Togo weekly protests against the government of Faure Gnassingbe, son of General Gnassingbe Eyadema, have led to the death of at least 16 people since August. Some countries, even formerly strict autocracies, ...
Gnassingbe has been president since 2005, when he took over from his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for 38 years.
Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for nearly 50 years.
President Faure Gnassingbe took power in 2005 after the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had been at the helm for 38 years.
He has won three elections since taking power in 2005 after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for nearly ...
About 350 people gather to ask for help to bring democracy to Togo during a rally by Togo Uprising Quad-Cities on Saturday in Schwiebert ...
Gnassingbe took over power in 2005 after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo with an iron fist for 38 years.
President Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005. He took office after the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had been at the ...
The president's father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, ruled the country with an iron fist from 1967 until his death in 2005. According to a ...
He took over from his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for 38 years from 1967. The security forces cracked down on the protests in ...
It was Sunday Adelaja in his book, The Mountain of Ignorance who said: “The great and the mighty that use their assets and power to subjugate├é┬á...
He has been in power since 2005, taking over after the death of his father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for 38 years.
... unrest in the early 1990s has never been put into full effect and was ignored in the aftermath of the death of Gnassingbe Eyadema in 2005.
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has spoken publicly for the first time since a wave of demonstrations calling for the end of the 'Gnassingbe ...
The president's father, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, ruled the country with an iron fist from 1967 until his death in 2005. Transparency ...
It was Sunday Adelaja in his book, The Mountain of Ignorance who said: “The great and the mighty that use their assets and power to subjugate├â┬é├é┬á...
He succeeded his father Gnassingbe Eyadema who ruled from 1967 until his death in 2005. To press their demands, the opposition staged ...
Before him, General Gnassingbe Eyadema ruled for 38 years. Not unexpectedly, the opposition is against such a move. "The referendum gives ...
... president Faure Gnassingbe, who has been in power since 2005, after the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled for 38 years.
Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo's ruling presidential party on Monday urged supporters to take to the streets to coincide with planned opposition ...
... which is boycotting the Lome summit over Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema's alleged support for Angolan rebels, Yerodia said.
At the summit's opening, Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema proposed that Africa develop a drug-producing industry for manufacturing ...
... Gaddafi stepped down from his tour bus into the embrace of Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema, the continent's longest-serving head ...
Faure Gnassingbe took over as Togo's president in 2005 after the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled the French-speaking ...


 

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