The tyrant of Togo dies after heart attack

After beggaring his people and basking in the plaudits of Paris for almost four decades, the last of West Africa's Francophone tyrants died at the weekend, bringing to an inglorious end an era of Machiavellian French statecraft.

President Gnassingbé Eyadema of Togo, who gloried in France's "special relationship" with Africa, suffered a heart attack at the age of 69, hours before he was due to leave his tiny domain for Paris.

Mr Eyadema was Africa's longest-serving despot and dominated Togo from the moment that he seized power in 1967.
Once again another example of frances less than friendly african policy
More importantly than the old git copping it. He changes the constitution so that his son succeeds him and the army immediately closes off the country and stops his rightful temporary successor from getting back in.

Another Ivory Coast imminent?
what a stroke of tyranical genious!

I just hope el capitan is not watching as in no way do i wish to live in a country where euan blair is the top dog 8O
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