Togo Leader's Departure Seen as Win for Democracy

African leaders lift sanctions against the tiny West African nation of Togo after the new president, Faure Gnassingbe, stepped down under domestic and international pressure. He assumed power when his father, Togo's longtime ruler Gnassingbe Eyadema, died on Feb. 5. Togolese have rallied in the streets to demand democratic rule.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.