Some Remains the Same

Togo’s parliament approved a new constitution over the weekend that critics and opposition lawmakers described as “a coup d’état,” with the aim of keeping long-time President Faure Gnassingbé in power, the BBC reported. The new charter will transform the small West African nation from a presidential...

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Like Father, Like Son

For years, Togolese citizens have been calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé. The man has held the office since 2005, but his critics say his political machine stretches beyond those 19 years – his father, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, was the small, West African country’s...

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The New Republic

Togolese lawmakers this week voted in favor of a new constitution that would move the small West African country from a presidential to a parliamentary system, a vote that comes less than a month ahead of its legislative elections, Agence France-Presse reported. The new constitution says...

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