Un film de Batita Augustin Talakaena
La mort subite du président Eyadema survenue le 5 février 2005 a été le point de départ d’une grave crise sociopolitique au Togo. L’émotion et la peur ont conduit les acteurs politiques à des dérapages constitutionnels en vue d’assurer sa succession. Ces erreurs politiques commises à la fois par les Forces armées togolaises, le Parlement, le gouvernement et les leaders des partis politiques de l’opposition radicale ont eu des conséquences désastreuses sur la vie des Togolais.
President Gnassingbe Eyadéma died on February 5, 2005 after ruling supreme for 38 years over his country and being viewed as immortal. The streets emptied and the markets closed when the news of his death was broken. The army in favour of the ruling party took advantage of the absence of the president of the Assembly to pronounce his son Faure Gnassingbe president, which was not in conformity with the constitution. This triggered a general outcry among the opposition in Togo and the international community. After several weeks of demonstrations he was urged to
resign. Consequently the vice-president of the Assembly was chosen to lead the transition government. Elections were organised. The opposition said they were rigged, which gave rise to a rekindled movement of discontent. The demonstrations were violently suppressed by the army to bring order back thus sending thousands of refugees across the borders.
2009 | 52 MIN | FRANCE, TOGO | 4/3 | PAL | COULEUR | DVD 5 | TOUTES ZONES
VOIX-OFF FRANÇAISE | ENGLISH VOICE-OVER
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