Togo President Must Resign Immediately – Foreign Minister Darboe

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Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe should resign immediately and the African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS should persuade him to step down, Gambia’s Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe told Reuters.

Darboe’s comments are an early sign that opinion is shifting against Gnassingbe who took power in 2005 on the death of his father who ruled from 1967.

The West African country faces a political crisis in which at least ten have died since August. The opposition are demanding the immediate resignation of the president in a bid to end what they term the Gnassingbe dynasty.

Gnassingbe took power in 2005 on the death of his father who had ruled since 1967. Togo is mired in a political crisis in which at least 10 people have been killed during protests since August.

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