n African Security Review - Togo: or not to go? : Africa watch
|Article Title||Togo: or not to go? : Africa watch|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||49 - 51|
Extracted from text ... AFRICA WATCH The death of President Gnassingb? Eyad?ma on 5 February 2005, after almost 38 years as Togo's head of state, has ramifications far beyond the borders of this small, impoverished country. There were, of course, few of his countrymen who could remember a time that he had not dominated the national scene, and his sudden departure suggested to many, friend and foe alike, that the moment constituted either a threat to the established order or an opportunity to instigate radical change in the domestic balance of power. Yet the principal players in this political drama all faced constraints, ..
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