Faure Gnassingbé is rated « Intensive Care Unit » by Nation Media Group

Posted on juin 19, 2013

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Picture2NAME: FAURE GNASSINGBE
TITLE: PRESIDENT OF THE TOGOLESE REPUBLIC, SINCE MAY 4, 2005
HIS POLITICAL STORY:
The Gnassingbe clan have ruled Togo as their personal fiefdom since 1967. The current president is the son of the late president Gnassingbé Eyadéma, who took power upon Togo’s Independence in 1967 and held it for 38 years. Upon his death in 2005, his son Faure was immediately installed as president by military authorities. Sham elections were held soon thereafter, and resulted in protests that were violently crushed,  leaving 790 people dead and 4,345 injured.
SUCCESSES IN 2012:
The Ministry of Security and Civil Defence banned checkpoints on its primary highway that normally cause delays in the movement of goods between Togo and Burkina Faso, reducing the time spent on the road from four days to one day.
FAILURES:
The country witnessed clashes in June as demonstrators gathered in Lome to protest against reforms to the electoral code, which they said  favoured the ruling party. The opposition and civil society also took to the streets in September demanding the president resigns.
MOMENT OF THE YEAR:
Togo women went on a week-long sex strike in August in order to force their husbands to mount pressure on the dictatorial Eyadema dynasty. The family has been at the helm of the country’s leadership for 45 years.

 

Mo Ibrahim Index: 44 (39/52)
Democracy Index: 3.45
Press Freedom Index: 69 (not free)
Corruption Index: 30 (128/174)
Human Development Index: 0.459
NMG Grade: 3/10
2012 Grade: ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

 
 

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