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World IN BRIEF : TOGO : Regime Appeals for International Help

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. Horatio Freitas, government minister of sports, youth and works, called his government’s plight a test case for Western governments’ promises to support the democratic movement that has swept Africa.


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