Togolese Protest After Son Of Dead Leader Is Put Into Power By Military

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    this is great the people are raising hell.... what can the US and (hell, fuck it,) even the EU do to help them?

     
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    I am not sure what anyone can do at this point. Seems that France in particular may have some national interests there. The potential for another Sudan exists I suppose, but so far, other than what appears to be a military coup, there is little violence involved from what I can see. Hard to say what the EU will do; you know the UN will hold a meeting and then spew some harsh rhetoric and that's about it.
     
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    Wish I had more time in port, I would research what kind of ties we have with Togo, economic and military ties, etc etc.

    Hopefully the State Dept. (i know, don't laugh too hard) under Condi Rice can exercise some behind the scenes influence and stop this coup from being a long-lasting one.
     
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    U.S.–TOGOLESE RELATIONS
    Togo is a pro-Western, market-oriented country, and the United States and Togo have had generally good relations since its independence, although the United States has never been one of Togos major trade partners. The largest share of U.S. exports to Togo generally has been used clothing and scrap textiles. Other important U.S. exports include rice, wheat, shoes, and tobacco products, and U.S. personal computers and other office electronics are becoming more widely used.

    The Government of Togo, with the support of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), established an export processing zone (EPZ) in Togo. The zone has attracted private investors interested in manufacturing, assembly, and food processing, primarily for the export market. USAID closed its local office in 1994 and runs local development programs from its office in Abidjan through nongovernmental organizations in Togo.

    As of 2003, overall U.S. economic aid to Togo includes 83 Peace Corps volunteers, health and nutrition programs, especially combating HIV/AIDS and child trafficking. U.S.-Togolese relations have been somewhat strained as a result of human rights abuses and the halting progress of the democratic transition.

    Principal U.S. Officials
    Ambassador--Gregory Engle
    Deputy Chief of Mission—Matthew T. Harrington
    Administrative officer—Martina Flintrop
    Public Affairs officer—Ellen Irvine
    Political/Consular—Cynthia Gregg
    Econ/Commercial officer—Lucia Verrier
    Peace Corps Director— Marie Louise Krumm

    The U.S. Embassy is located at Rue Pelletier and Rue Vauban, Lome (tel: 221-2991/2/3/4). The mailing address is B.P. 852, Lome, Togo (international mail) and AmEmbassy Lome, 2300 Lome Place, Washington, DC 20521-2300 (by diplomatic pouch). [END]

    http://www.geographyiq.com/countries/to/Togo_us_relations_summary.htm

    Not in depth but its a start
     
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    good start... :thup:
     
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    i think weve done enough this year to help people. cant we let one place fend for itself for once?
     

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