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Togo's Political Actors Urged to Sustain Progress Made So Far

[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's President, Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo, and Guinea's President, Alpha Condé, have impressed upon Togo's political actors to sustain the progress made at resolving the political impasse in that country through dialogue and regular consultation. (AllAfrica)

AfDB President, Adesina Bags Togo's Highest Civilian Honour

[This Day] President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina was yesterday in Lome,Togo, awarded the Commander of the Order of Mono, the country's highest civil honour, by the Head of State of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé. (AllAfrica)

New Satellite System in Togo

[Togonews] Togo and Thales Alenia Space announced that they have signed a contract for a ground station to be installed in Lomé, Togo, to be used for the search and rescue (SAR) of persons in distress, mainly using the Galileo satellite positioning system. (AllAfrica)

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. (AllAfrica)

One Person Killed As Togolese Opposition Resume Protests Amidst Another Crackdown

[MFWA] After a four-month lull, the opposition in Togo has recalled their supporters on to the streets for anti-government protests which has again been brutally suppressed with at least one person killed. (AllAfrica)

Angola and Togo Prepare Top Level Meeting

[ANGOP] Luanda -The republics of Angola and Togo will analyse, with greater depth, their bilateral relations and new co-operation areas at a top level meeting, which is to take place this year in a place yet to be defined. (AllAfrica)

Angola, Togo Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

[ANGOP] Luanda -The issues of cooperation between Angola and Togo were addressed on Thursday in Lome city, by Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto and his Togolese counterpart, Robert Dussey.. (AllAfrica)

President Sends Message to Togolese Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State João Lourenço sent Wednesday a message to the president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, whose content was not disclosed. (AllAfrica)

Call for Protests Despite Ban

[Deutsche Welle] Lome -After a break of more than a month, opponents of the regime in Togo called once more for demonstrations over the weekend. Mediation attempts appear on the verge of failure. Adrian Kriesch reports from Lomé. (AllAfrica)

The MCC Approved a U.S.$35 Million Threshold Program With Togo

[Togonews] At its quarterly meeting on Tuesday the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $35 million threshold program with the Togolese Republic, though the Board directed MCC to continue to closely monitor citizens' rights to freedom of expression and association, and due process in light of recent events in Togo. The Threshold Program is MCC's smaller grant program, allowing MCC to reach countries that may not meet the agency's strict eligibility criteria by engaging with these count (AllAfrica)

Communiqué On the Meeting Between the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Togo

[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received yesterday the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of the Togolese Republic, Mr. Ninsao Gnofam. The Minister delivered a message from President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, regarding the Single African Air Transport Market and the related decision of the January 2018 Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union appointing the latter as the Champion for this initiative. (AllAfrica)

Togo Foreign Affairs Minister Jets In

[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration of the Republic of Togo, Prof. Robert Dussey, will pay an official visit to Namibia, commencing from today until Sunday, at the invitation of Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Togolese Foreign Affairs Minister to Pay Official Visit

[Namibia Economist] Togo's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration, Prof. Robert Dussey will pay an official visit to Namibia commencing from 15 - 18 Marchat the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. (AllAfrica)

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)