Saturday, February 5, 2005

The President of Togo has died.

"Prime Minister Koffi Sama, reading out the government statement on national radio, said that to ensure security, Togo was closing its land, sea and air borders until further notice."


"According to Togo's constitution, the speaker of parliament, Fanbare Tchaba, succeeds the president in the event of his death. It was not immediately clear why the constitutional procedure was not followed."

Constitutionally, elections are to be held within 60 days.

The military has chosen his son, Faure', as acting president. Um....

We -may- not be hailing from Togo at the end of the year. We'll let you know.

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