Five African coups that have proven to be the most painful for its people

Nii Ntreh Nov 7, 2019 at 12:36pm

November 07, 2019 at 12:36 pm | History, Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

November 07, 2019 at 12:36 pm | History, Opinions & Features

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Sylvanus Olympio. Photo Credit: TRTWorld.com

Sylvanus Olympio

Olympio was the first president of Togo. But he has also been the shortest-serving president, having been killed by his predecessor, Gnassingbe Eyadema in the 1963 coup.

The coup makers had very little complaints except for their fears that Olympio had no interest in improving Togo’s military.

Togo has since 1963 been ruled by father and son Eyadema.

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