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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)

Togo - President Gnassingbe Under Pressure

[Deutsche Welle] In Togo, protesters are calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition is confident that it will be successful in forcing a change in government. But will the president go voluntarily? (AllAfrica)

Togo - Demonstrators Want President Faure Gnassingbe to Step Down

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands marched through the streets of Lome for the second day running calling for president President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to step down. Togo's opposition has been calling for constitutional reforms. (AllAfrica)

'People Are Fed Up'

[Deutsche Welle] A huge rally for constitutional reform has taken place in Togo, a country presided over by one family for the past half-century. Opponents of the government want President Faure Gnassingbe to "leave by the front door." (AllAfrica)

Govt Slows Internet Ahead of Opposition Demonstration

[allAfrica] The Internet is slowed down in Togo as the opposition announced a demonstration for this Wednesday and Thursday. Citizens had trouble communicating on the Internet this morning, while rumors of a cut were circulating since last night. Public Service Minister Gilbert Bawara told a local radio that this was for security reasons. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Plans Big March for Reform

[allAfrica] A coalition of opposition political parties on Monday called on the Togolese people to demonstrate for institutional and constitutional reforms, and more freedom and democracy in the country. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Malawi Secure Second Win Under Rvg, Beat Togo in Friendly

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national football team, the Flames, on Monday posted a second win under Belgian Coach Ronny Van Geneugden when they laboured a 1-0 win over West African nation of Togo in a friendly match played in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

50 Years of Hurt - Togo Protesters Vow to Continue

[African Arguments] After years of government stalling, demonstrators are demanding electoral reforms, including the reinstatement of term limits. (AllAfrica)

Togolese President Jets in to Sympathise With Sierra Leoneans

[Togonews] A high powered Togolese delegation led by His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo arrived at State House this morning Thursday 17th August to express sympathy and heartfelt condolences as well as show solidarity to His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma for the loss of lives in the wake of the flooding and deadly mudslide that claimed the lives of hundreds and destroyed countless properties. (AllAfrica)

George Weah Pays Courtesy Visit to Ecowas Chair Faure Gnassingbé

[FrontPageAfrica] Lome -Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah and Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change, CDC, Tuesday August 15, 2017, paid a courtesy visit on the President of Togo and current Chair of ECOWAS, His Excellency, Hon. Faure Gnassingbé, at the Presidential palace in Lome, Togo. (AllAfrica)

The Trump Administration's First African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -This week, some 40 African finance and trade ministers, along with a large contingent of senior U.S. government officials will descend upon the coastal city of Lomé, Togo for the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. (AllAfrica)

How One U.S.-Built Power Plant Improved Economic Prospects

[allAfrica] As Togo hosts the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum this week to foster improved economic relations between the United States and Africa, the country will also showcase what American ingenuity and business can achieve in the developing world. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Delegation at 2017 AGOA Forum in Togo

[State Department] Washingtonn, DC -Senior Bureau Official for African Affairs Peter Barlerin will travel to Togo from August 7 -- August 10 as part of the delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to attend the 2017 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held August 8-10 in Lomé, Togo. (AllAfrica)

'Robust U.S. Delegation' at Agoa Forum in Lome - State Department Briefing

[State Department] Washington, DC -Press Briefing with Mr. Peter Henry Barlerin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, and Ms. Constance A. Hamilton, Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Via Teleconference, Foreign Press Center, Washington, DC OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your patience in standing by. Welcome to the Preview Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. At this time, all of your participant phone lines are in listen-only mode, and later there will be an opportunity for your (AllAfrica)

Newspaper Suspended Over Insensitive Publication

[MFWA] The media regulatory authority in Togo, la Haute Autorité de l'Audiovisuelle et de la Communication (HAAC), has suspended the newspaper La Nouvelle for one month for breach of journalistic ethics. (AllAfrica)

Start-Up Develops SOS System to Help Geo-Locate Those in Need of Emergency Medical Attention

[Innovation in Africa] The Francophone start-up ecosystem in Africa has been much less visible than its Anglophone counterpart. Some countries - like Togo - have been almost invisible to the outside eye. Russell Southwood talks to Helton Agbewonou Yawovi about his start-up Dashmake and the start-up ecosystem in Togo. (AllAfrica)

Togolese President Is New Ecowas Authority of Heads of State, Govt.

[Daily Observer] The Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbé, has been elected by his West African peers to preside over the destiny of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, for a one year term, in replacement of the Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who steered the affairs of the organisation for twelve months. (AllAfrica)

Osinbajo Hosts Togolese President At Aso Rock

[Daily Trust] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday received Togolese president and newly elected chairman of ECOWAS, Faure Gnassingbe, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Faure Gnassingbe Takes Over Ecowas Chairmanship

[Togonews] The occasion was colorful with the presence of twelfth West African leaders and delegations attending the 51st Ordinary ECOWAS Summit, this time held in Liberia for the first time over three decades at the Flemington Hotel Palace in Margibi County. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Thrashes Togo in France

[Vanguard] Three first half goals from the Super Eagles ensured that they continue their unbeaten run under manager Gernot Rohr. (AllAfrica)

Eagles Seek to Extend Dominance Over Togo in Paris

[Daily Trust] The Super Eagles will today take the pitch against the Hawks of Togo in an international friendly in Paris. (AllAfrica)

Togolese Soybean Producers Find New Markets in Vietnam and Europe

[ITC] $250,000 in sales following ITC advisory services (AllAfrica)

Twenty Players in Super Eagles Camp for Togo Friendly (Full List)

[Premium Times] The Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr, now has a pool of 20 players to pick from to prosecute Thursday's international friendly against the Hawks of Togo. (AllAfrica)