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.
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Togo Leader's Departure Seen as Win for Democracy

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Togo Leader's Departure Seen as Win for Democracy

Togo Leader's Departure Seen as Win for Democracy

Togo Leader's Departure Seen as Win for Democracy

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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.