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MCC Boss Commends President Akufo-Addo Over Leadership Role In Togo Impasse

[Ghana Presidency] The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Mr. Jonathan Nash, has expressed his and the appreciation of the MCC to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for his leadership in trying to find a lasting solution to the political impasse in Togo. (AllAfrica)

Govt's Silence On Togo Crisis Worrying - Mornah

[Ghanaian Times] The Chairman of the People's National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah has condemned what he describes as the Ghanaian government's inaction towards the current political unrest in Togo. (AllAfrica)

Demonstrations Suspended, 45 Detainees Released

[Togonews] Nearly half of the opposition supporters arrested during a wave of anti-government demonstrations in Togo will be pardoned, Ghanaian mediators have said as talks to end a six-month political crisis got under way in Lome. (AllAfrica)

Togo Charity Wins Award for Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rio De Janeiro -More than 60 percent of Togo's population lives below the poverty line, and many people lack reliable access to drinking water, education, health and electricity (AllAfrica)

President Akufo-Addo Urges Togo's Political Actors Make Compromises

[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the Togolese Government and the opposition parties to be guided by the national interest, as they seek to find a lasting solution to the political impasse in that country. (AllAfrica)

Aims Diverge in Talks to Resolve Political Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] Talks are underway in Togo to resolve a political crisis pitting President Faure Gnassingbe against the opposition. But the two sides have differing aims making it difficult to reach a lasting solution. (AllAfrica)

Dialogue On Togo Impasse - Demonstrations Suspended, 45 Detainees Released

[Ghana Presidency] The Togolese Government and the Coalition of 14 Opposition political parties have agreed to implement a number of measures aimed at building trust and confidence amongst the political actors in Togo. (AllAfrica)

Talks Open in Togo Between Government and Opposition

[Togonews] Long-awaited talks between Togo's government and the opposition began on Monday to try to end a six-month political stand-off that has seen thousands take to the streets in almost weekly protests against the ruling party. (AllAfrica)

"Be Guided By the Interests of the Togolese People" - President Akufo-Addo to Togo's Political Leaders

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the Government, and the leaders of Togo's Opposition, to be guided, always, by Togo's interests, as well as the interests of the Togolese people, in a bid to find a lasting solution to the on-going political impasse in that country. (AllAfrica)

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)