Faure Gnassingbé

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Faure Gnassingbé
4th President of Togo
Assumed office
4 May 2005
Prime MinisterKoffi Sama
Edem Kodjo
Yawovi Agboyibo
Komlan Mally
Gilbert Houngbo
Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu
Komi Sélom Klassou
Preceded byBonfoh Abass (Acting)
In office
5 February 2005 – 25 February 2005
Prime MinisterKoffi Sama
Preceded byGnassingbé Eyadéma
Succeeded byBonfoh Abass (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1966-06-06) 6 June 1966 (age 57)
Afagnan, Togo
Political partyUNIR (2012–present)
RPT (?–2012)
Spouse(s)Nana Ama Kuffour
RelationsGnassingbé Eyadéma (father)
Kpatcha (half-brother)
Alma materParis Dauphine University
George Washington (MBA)

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma (French pronunciation: ​[foʁ ɡnasiŋɡbe]; born 6 June 1966[1]) is a Togolese politician. He has been the President of Togo since 2005. Before his election, he was appointed by his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, as a Minister from 2003 to 2005.

In the April 2015 presidential election, Gnassingbé won a third term, defeating his main challenger, Jean-Pierre Fabre, by a margin of about 59% to 35%, according to official results.[2] Many Togolese are tired of the Gnassingbés ruling Togo and have been protesting against his government.[3] They say that France, which used to run Togo as part of its empire, put the family in power.[4]

In October 2021, Faure Gnassingbé received the “HeForShe” distinction from UN Women on Friday for his policy of promoting women, and gender equity and equality, announced the government portal République Togolaise. HeForShe (Lui pour Elle) is a global solidarity movement led by UN Women for greater equality and gender equity. Friday received the 'HeForShe' distinction from UN Women, for its policy of promoting woman, and gender equity and equality, announces the government portal Togolese Republic. HeForShe (Him for Her) is a global solidarity movement led by UN Women for greater equality and gender equity.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biographie de nouveau président" Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine, Radio Lome (in French).
  2. "Présidentielle 2015 : La CENI proclame les résultats provisoires - CENI TOGO". www.ceni-tg.org.
  3. Besliu, Raluca (2017-11-04). "Togo Rallies for Change After 50 Years of Rule by One Family (Published 2017)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  4. Wong, Dwayne (2017-12-08). "Understanding Neo-Colonialism in Togo". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  5. "Togo : Faure Gnassingbé distingué par ONU Femmes pour sa politique d'égalité et d'équité genre". Agence Écofin (in French). 2021-10-16. Retrieved 2021-10-16.

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