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Togo Dictator's Death and Future of West Africa

After surviving seven assassination attempts, it took an act of nature to finally unseat one of Africa's longest living dictators. President Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Togo died of a heart attack over the weekend. Meri Danqua, a freelance journalist based in Ghana, Togo's West African neighbor, speaks with NPR's Ed Gordon about developments there.

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Hard hitting, intelligent, honest, and no-nonsense describe Ed Gordon's style and approach to reporting that have made the Emmy Award-winning broadcaster one of the most respected journalists in the business today. Known for his informative on-air interaction with newsmakers, from world leaders to celebrities, the name Ed Gordon has become synonymous with the "big" interview.