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Longtime leader Gnassingbe seeks fourth term in Togo’s election

Members of President Faure Gnassingbe’s family have been in power in Togo since 1967.

When voters in Togo head to the polls this weekend they will have to choose between keeping a dynasty that has ruled the tiny West African nation for more than half a century, or a new leader.

In the first of a series of stories on the election, Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris went to Lome, the capital of Togo, to find out what matters to the people there.