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Gnassingbe Eyadema
Birth: Dec. 26, 1937
Death: Feb. 5, 2005

Longest ruling president in an African country. President Eyadema was a former Togolese French Foreign Legion officer and has ruled Togo since 1967 when he came to power following Africa's first post colonial coup in 1963. He was considered one of Africa's last Big Men and had survived assassination attempts, a plane crash, international isolation and uprisings. President Eyadema sufferd a heart attack in his home town of Pya (Piya), Togo on February 5th, 2005 and died on his way to Europe for treatment. His son Gnassingbe Faure was declared Togo's new president to avoid a complete vacuum of power in the country. (bio by: Lisa) 
 
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Eyadema Family Mausoleum
Pya
Kara, Togo
 
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Originally Created by: Lisa
Record added: Feb 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10433214
Gnassingbe Eyadema
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Gnassingbe Eyadema
Added by: Lisa
 
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