Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJoseph Koffigoh
IN THE NEWS

Joseph Koffigoh

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
October 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Street fights erupted in the capital of Lome after mutinous soldiers tried to kidnap the prime minister. Seven people were reported killed. It was the third botched attempt in a week to unseat the interim government of Joseph Koffigoh, a lawyer appointed to end 24 years of military rule under President Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema. Koffigoh said he eluded a dozen soldiers who broke into his hotel intent on abducting him.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Heavy shooting broke out early today around the official residence of Prime Minister Joseph Koffigoh, witnesses in Lome said. Rebellious troops who have mounted a five-day siege of the building appeared to be moving in to capture it. Earlier Koffigoh had offered to include supporters of former dictator Gnassingbe Eyadema in the interim government.
Advertisement
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Heavy shooting broke out early today around the official residence of Prime Minister Joseph Koffigoh, witnesses in Lome said. Rebellious troops who have mounted a five-day siege of the building appeared to be moving in to capture it. Earlier Koffigoh had offered to include supporters of former dictator Gnassingbe Eyadema in the interim government.
NEWS
October 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Street fights erupted in the capital of Lome after mutinous soldiers tried to kidnap the prime minister. Seven people were reported killed. It was the third botched attempt in a week to unseat the interim government of Joseph Koffigoh, a lawyer appointed to end 24 years of military rule under President Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema. Koffigoh said he eluded a dozen soldiers who broke into his hotel intent on abducting him.
NEWS
December 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Soldiers loyal to former dictator Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema have not kept their promise to retreat from Lome, the capital city, after a coup attempt, the fledgling civilian government said. Prime Minister Joseph Kokou Koffigoh's interim government, charged with ending Eyadema's 24-year military rule and holding free elections, appealed for international aid to prevent the former dictator from retaking power.
NEWS
August 28, 1993 | Reuters
The government and the main opposition group, which boycotted Togo's presidential elections this week, accused each other Friday of killing 15 militants in a central village. The government said the militants who died in the village of Agbandi, 35 miles south of the central town of Sokode, had been poisoned with food delivered to them in prison by members of the opposition Committee for Renewal.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
Rebellious soldiers withdrew their tanks from Togo's capital Saturday under threat of French intervention, ending the military's fourth attempt in two months to topple the interim government. But the soldiers loyal to longtime President Gnassingbe Eyadema, who was stripped of all but ceremonial powers last August, made clear that they expect concessions from Togo's first civilian government in 24 years.
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
President Gnassingbe Eyadema late Friday urged soldiers to give up their attempt to restore his power, while 300 French troops remained poised nearby to intervene. Rebel soldiers were besieging the oceanside palace of reformist Prime Minister Joseph Koffigoh, which they surrounded with tanks on Wednesday. The soldiers were trying to starve Koffigoh out, refusing to let food into his complex. The dissidents have threatened to "reduce the city to ashes" if Eyadema does not name a new government.
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
France prepared Friday to block an attempted coup by soldiers who want to restore Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema to power in this former French colony, French sources said. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Daniel Bernard told reporters that France was "making all preparations" to secure the safety of 3,000 French citizens in Togo and that country's transition to democracy.
NEWS
November 29, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Troops loyal to President Gnassingbe Eyadema surrounded the palace of Prime Minister Joseph Koffigoh with tanks Thursday and demanded that the powers of Togo's longtime president be restored. The troops apparently were repulsed by the palace guard, and at least 17 deaths were reported on a second day of violence in this West African nation.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|