Tavio Amorin

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Tavio Ayao Tobias Amorin (20 November 1958 – 29 July 1992) was a Togolese socialist politician. He led the Pan-African Socialist Party, the ideology of which was influenced by such figures as Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah and Cheikh Anta Diop.

Amorin was born in Lomé.[1] He was a member of the High Council of the Republic, formed in 1991 as the transitional legislature,[2] and eventually became President of political and human rights affairs. He was also Permanent Secretary of the Coordination of the democratic opposition i Togo (CODII in French).[1]

Being an outspoken opponent to President Gnassingbe Eyadema's dictatorial regime, Amorin was shot in the streets of Lomé by two unidentified men believed to be security force agents on July 23, 1992. First taken to a hospital in town, he was then evacuated in a critical state to a Paris hospital. He died in Paris a few days later on July 29.[1] He was 33 years old.


  1. ^ a b c Decalo, Samuel (1996). Historical Dictionary of Togo. 3rd ed. Lanham: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3073-6.
  2. ^ Heilbrunn, John R. (1997). "Togo: The National Conference and Stalled Reform". Political Reform in Francophone Africa. p. 239.