Talk:Faure Gnassingbé

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A question - opposition candidate Bob Akitani is claiming he won the recent election and that the election was rigged. It's going to take weeks or months to sort out what happened in the election - should we refer to the fact that there's some controversy, especially since the front page of en.wikipedia currently states unambiguously that Gnassingbe won the election? Ethanz 22:16, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)


It seems that his name is actually Faure Gnassingbé: "I, Faure Gnassingbe, elected president of the republic conforming to the laws of the republic, swear solemnly to respect and defend the constitution, and to loyally fulfill the highest duties assigned me by the country." [1] I suppose we should move the article? Everyking 13:21, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Yes, probably should. Also I notice that the French wikipedia says he went to Georgetown, not Yale. The source for Yale is here, but I can't find any authority backing up Georgetown. Dbiv 20:11, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I've read Yale today in Nice-matin. Probably from an AFP news ? - Ericd 22:09, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)
There was an editorial in the Daily Telegraph in the last few days that read very like it used Wikipedia as a source - so watch out! There seems not to be a great amount of information on him from any other source. Dbiv 22:11, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Le Nouvel Observateur :, However the position of the African Union is a good new for Africa. Ericd 22:16, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Quelle et le nom du nouvelle preésident? confirms Faure Gnassingbe at the Togo government website:

Would it be wise to add a criticisms section? There aren't a shortage of criticisms. Robert Solow went so far as to state that Gnassingbe would make his greatest contribution to development by dying (Celmens, Foreign Affairs, "Smart Samaritans," p. 135, October 2007) Montesquieu

Hello, who put this name for the predecessor of Faure ? it was his father !! Gnassingbe Eyadema... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:40, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

At the end of this article is the sentence: "40,000 refugees fled to neighboring Benin and Ghana, most of whom have since been repatriated despite concerns." - is there a source for this? As far as I knew there were still large numbers of Togolese living in Ghana (particularly in Accra). Is there really any good information about how many refugees left and came back? Pacificwiki (talk) 05:10, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


What religion he believe?--Kaiyr (talk) 11:44, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

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