Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Lome, Togo - Faure Gnassingbe, son of the late dictator Gnassingbe Eyadema, was declared the winner of a presidential election which opponents claim was fixed. Street fighting has broken out in the poverty stricken country and youths have erected barricades in the streets of the capital of Togo. Riots have occurred with regularity since Gnassingbe was installed as president by the military in February when his father suffered a fatal heart attack.