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Nigeria Slams Togo After Plane Turned Back

Togo turned away a plane carrying Nigerian peacemakers Thursday night, drawing threats of sanctions and accusations from Nigeria that it was blocking efforts to resolve a crisis widely condemned as a military coup. The Nigerian delegation had headed to Togo as part of a five-nation team from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which has slammed the army’s nomination of Faure Gnassingbe as Togo’s president. Gnassingbe was named to the post Saturday just hours after the death of his father Gnassingbe Eyadema, Africa’s longest serving leader. The move violated the constitution, which was later amended. Full Story

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