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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)

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)