The Gnassingbé family has been in power since 1967 and vows to put the country on better economic footing.
A brief lull in fighting on Sunday allowed UN peacekeepers and French forces in Ivory Coast to evacuate UN personnel and French citizens, as forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara prepared for assault on Abidjan.
04/04/2011 11:33 am
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Senegal hopes new $450 million airport will make it a world trade hub
Senegal's government wants its new airport to become a 21st-century global hub, but why don't African infrastructure projects link the region's cities to each other better?
02/01/2011 03:12 pm
Togo's team withdrew from the continentwide tournament on Sunday, two days after suspected separatists in the host country Angola's northern Cabinda region sprayed gunfire into the Togo team's bus killing three and wounding several others.
01/10/2010 10:56 am
Nigerian terror attack suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attended a British school in West Africa and then studied in London. He had been estranged from his family before the attack.
12/28/2009 09:02 am
Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili told reporters Sunday that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab passed through Nigeria for only one day before attempting to blow up a Northwest flight headed for Detroit via Amsterdam.
12/27/2009 12:36 pm