Brother Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic Togo

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Brother Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic Togo


Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé (born on 6 June 1966 in Afagnan, Lacs Prefecture) is a Togolese politician who has been the President of Togo since 4 May 2005. He is the son of President Gnassingbé Eyadéma and was appointed in the Government by his father, serving as Minister of Equipment, Mines, Posts, and Telecommunications from 2003 to 2005.


Gnassingbé received his secondary education in Lomé before studying in Paris at the Sorbonne, where he received a degree in financial business management; he subsequently obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University in the United States.

He then won the presidential elections of 24 April 2005 and was sworn in as President. He is also the National President of the Rally of the Togolese People (RPT), the ruling political party. He was re-elected for a second term as President of Togo in 2010.

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé was initiated into Freemasonry by Most Worshipful Grand Master Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Grand Lodge of Congo at Brazzaville.

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