Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Togo’s President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Montreal

The opposition demands that the outer world intervene between the regime and the protesters in order to avoid full-blown conflict. The fact that President Faure Gnassingbé was recently voted as the leader the regional organization ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) complicates things.  Gnassingbé meeting Canada’s Justin Trudeau in 2016. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi