Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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A December 2017 demonstration in Togo against President Faure Gnassingbe

Togo faces two years of turmoil

Togo is another instance of “third termism” in sub-Saharan Africa, as a long-time ruler determined to stay in power collides with an increasingly angry populace. President Faure Gnassingbe appears to be losing his grip ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, while his well-organized opponents may be able to count on outside intervention from ECOWAS, West Africa’s regional bloc.

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