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Will Talks Meet the Demands of Fed-Up Togolese?

[African Arguments] Protesters are demanding President Faure Gnassingbé leave power. The ruling party and army are adamant he stays. (AllAfrica)

Whatsapp-Ening With Forests and Climate in Togo?

[Togonews] After years of working in environmental protection in Togo, Brigitte Acakpo-Addra identified a problem in need of an innovative solution. While the country was making encouraging strides to reduce its emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), women weren't adequately integrated into REDD+ activities and decision making. They didn't feel that they had proper access to capacity-building to help them deal with climate change, land tenure and the negative impacts of deforestation. (AllAfrica)

Nation Needs International Support to Overcome Stalemate

[ISS] While Togo's political and civil society actors agree that political dialogue is vital in order to bring stability to the country, political actors disagree on the dialogue's nature, format, objectives and prerequisites. African Union (AU) president Alpha Condé proposed 23 and 26 January for the opening of the talks following his 15 and 16 January meeting with the coalition of 14 opposition parties. The dialogue was initially announced by Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé in November 2017. (AllAfrica)

Africa's Generational War

[Democracy Works] In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series of court battles. (AllAfrica)

Govt Bans Opposition Demonstrations in Three Cities Over 'Security Concerns'

[MFWA] In a continuing show of force against opposition demonstrators and citizens, authorities in Togo have announced a ban on political rallies in three cities in the north of the country - Sokodé, Bafilo and Mango. (AllAfrica)

Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018

[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year. (AllAfrica)

Oyinlomo Quadri, Marylove Coast to Medals Zone At 2018 AjJC Qualifiers in Togo

[Guardian] Team Nigeria continued to justify its high rating at the 2018 ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Championship Qualifiers in Togo, as four of its players set up semifinal meetings in the boy's 16 and under, as well as the boys' 14 and under categories. (AllAfrica)

President Gnassingbé Repeats Call for Political Dialogue

[Togonews] President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, has reiterated his call for the opposition to accept dialogue as the government presses for an end to a running political crisis. (AllAfrica)

Closing Africa's Wealth Gap

[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments. (AllAfrica)

Electrification Scheme Gets Boost From Solar Rollout

[Togonews] A rural electrification scheme in Togo is set for a leap forward after a deal with UK-based solar system manufacturer Bboxx. (AllAfrica)

Instability in Togo Could Have Regional Consequences - Buhari, Quattara

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday expressed concern that political instability in Togo, if not averted, could have regional consequences. (AllAfrica)

Ecowas Summit Holds in Abuja December, Togo President Gnassingbe Says

[Premium Times] Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, will host the next meeting of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on December 16, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Did the Ministry Spend D800, 000 On Just 10 Air Tickets to Togo?

[The Point] Investigation has revealed the Ministry of Youth Sports 'spending over D800, 000' to secure just 10 air tickets from Satguru Travel Agency. (AllAfrica)

Hundreds of Togolese Flee to Ghana

[CAJ News] MORE than 500 civilians from Togo have sought refuge in Ghana in the wake of the political unrest in their country. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Affairs Minister Denies Calling for Togolese President's Resignation

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad (MoFA), has on Monday refuted reports on Reuters News Agency which quoted the Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe, calling for the resignation of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe, amid political crisis in Togo. (AllAfrica)

Another Deadly Crackdown in Togo - Four More People Dead

[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths. (AllAfrica)

At Least Four Dead in Anti-Government Protests

[VOA] At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. (AllAfrica)

Four Killed During Protests Against Gnassingbé

[allAfrica] Four people were killed on Wednesday, October 18, in Lomé and Sokodé, the two largest cities in Togo. For the past two months, the opposition has organized marches against President Faure Gnassingbé's regime. Despite the banning of demonstrating during the week, 14 opposition parties decided to march in the capital. In some neighborhoods, barricades had been set up by groups of young people who were then teargassed. (AllAfrica)

Unrest a Test for West African Leaders

[IRIN] Political violence in Togo claimed more victims this week. On Wednesday at least four people were shot dead in clashes between security forces and protestors in the West African country's two biggest cities. On Tuesday, two soldiers and a teenager died. The deaths came amid unrest following the arrest of an imam with close ties to the opposition, and against a backdrop of months of anti-government protests. (AllAfrica)

Protests Against President Gnassingbe's Continued Rule Turn Deadly

[Deutsche Welle] The deaths came amid anti-government protests against planned constitutional reforms that would allow President Faure Gnassingbe to remain in office until 2030. His family has ruled the West African nation since 1968. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Wants to End President Gnassingbe's Dynasty

[Deutsche Welle] Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has offered concessions on reforms. But his critics are no longer fighting to hold a referendum on presidential term limits. Instead, they seek a complete change of power. (AllAfrica)

Lessons From Togo to African Leaders Clinging to Power

[This is Africa] As the people of Togo resume protests this week, we are reminded of people power, and that despite state violence and repression, freedom is non negotiable. The Togolese people are an inspiration to other African countries facing dictatorship and oppression. (AllAfrica)

Day of Anger Protesters Demand Constitutional Reforms

[allAfrica] Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets on Wednesday calling for constitutional reforms. People gathered in several locations around the capital Lomé as well as other provinces around the country after weeks of mobilization. In response, ruling party supporters also took to the streets to support President Faure Gnassingbé. Other demonstrations are planned this Thursday, according to Deutsche Welle. (AllAfrica)

Togo and Benin Pin Energy Hopes On Controversial Dam

[Daily Maverick] The embattled Adjarala dam project has been in the works for over a decade, but many locals still don't have power. By KOSSI ELOM BALAO. (AllAfrica)

Will the People Finally Dethrone the Gnassingbé Dynasty?

[The Conversation Africa] Togo has been ruled by a father-son duo for 50 years. Gnassingbé Eyadema (b. 1935) seized power in a military coup in 1967. He remained president until his death in 2005, after which the army proclaimed his son successor. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state ever since. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Hold Referendum On Presidential Limit

[Togonews] Togo will hold a referendum to decide on the politically divisive issue of presidential term limits following weeks of intense protests by opposition parties. (AllAfrica)

Togo Panel Approves Constitutional Reform Plan

[Togonews] A parliamentary panel on Friday approved a bill to revamp the constitution and introduce a presidential term limit. (AllAfrica)

Gagging of the Media - Journalists Barred From Covering Demonstration

[MFWA] Two senior journalists were prevented from covering the recent demonstrations in Togo by the authorities in the country, with the camera of one of them seized. (AllAfrica)

No Time to Waste in Implementing Togo's Reforms

[ISS] Weeks after their first protest on 19 August that led to two deaths, opposition parties in Togo continue to maintain pressure on the government. As a result of this and last month's demonstrations by thousands of people in several cities and among the diaspora, the government adopted a draft of a consitutional reform bill on 5 September. (AllAfrica)

Togo Should Learn From the Gambia

[Foroyaa] The call for change of government after decades of rule by one family is echoing the clarion call for an end to self-perpetuating rule which governed the Campaign of Coalition 2016 during last year' presidential election in The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

Thousands Protest President Faure's Re-Election

[CISA] Lome -Tens of thousands of protesters clad in red, orange and pink- the colours of Togo's opposition parties - on September 7, marched through the streets of the capital Lome protesting President Faure Gnassingbe win. (AllAfrica)