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President Ramaphosa Congratulates Togo President On Re-Election

[] President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Togo's President-elect, Fauré Essozimna Gnassingbé, on his re-election as the President of the Republic. (AllAfrica)

Togo Opposition Calls for Protests Against Election Results

[RFI] Togo's opposition continues to refuse to recognise the results of the 2020 presidential election as announced by the country's electoral commission and is calling on people to take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the re-election of incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé for a fourth term. (AllAfrica)

President Gnassingbé Re-Elected - Preliminary Results

[DW] Incumbent candidate Faure Gnassingbé has won his fourth presidential term. Both the president and challenger Agbeyome Kodjo had previously declared victory. (AllAfrica)

Faure Gnassingbe Wins Fourth Term

[Togonews] Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory on Monday and called on his rivals to drop a competing claim, with official preliminary results showing him re-elected in a landslide. (AllAfrica)

Vote Counting Under Way

[DW] Togolese have cast their votes following protests in 2017 and 2018 against President Faure Gnassingbe's rule. Last year, Gnassingbe reformed the West African nation's constitution so he could lead until 2030. (AllAfrica)

Calm As Togo Votes in Presidential Election

[RFI] Polling stations have opened in Togo in an election widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation. (AllAfrica)

Confusion As Military Hold Candidate Hostage

[Vanguard] Confusion set in Togo some hours after voting in the Presidential elections ended at 4 pm and counting started today. Dr. Agbeyome Kodjo, a former Prime Minister and the opposition lead is currently under siege after news spread that he was leading. (AllAfrica)

Togo Goes to the Polls As Ruling Family Seeks Sixth Decade in Power

[DW] Following protests in 2017 and 2018 against President Faure Gnassingbe's rule, Togolese voters are heading to the polls. Last year, Gnassingbe reformed the West African country's constitution so he could lead until 2030. (AllAfrica)

CPJ joins letter calling on Togo government not to shut down internet

[CPJ] The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 27 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter dated February 19 calling for authorities in Togo to maintain the stability and openness of the internet and social media platforms. (AllAfrica)

Ex-President Koroma Heads Ecowas Observation Mission in Togo Polls

[Concord] Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has yesterday, Wednesday, 19th February, departed Sierra Leone to lead the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observation mission in the presidential election in Togo scheduled to take place on 22nd February, this year. (AllAfrica)

Togo - Historical Calm, Serene Presidential Elections Campaign

[Vanguard] The campaigns for Togo's Presidential elections kicked off on February 6, two weeks ahead of the voting scheduled to take place on February 22. The seven political parties and their candidates vying for the seat are : (AllAfrica)

Statement on Expulsion of NDI Staff and Restrictions on Election Monitoring

[NDI] The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is deeply concerned by the government of Togo's expulsion of three NDI employees from the country.  The NDI employees traveled to Togo transparently and in compliance with the country's immigration laws to provide technical assistance to a local, non-partisan civil society coalition that intended to monitor the February 22 presidential election. Togo's National Independent Election Commission (CENI) accredited the group's election observa (AllAfrica)

Supporting Togo's Plight to Combat Land Degradation

[UNEP] Land degradation is a common challenge across the globe, gradually contributing to decline in crop production, increase in low income levels, and even eventually climate. Land degradation is prevalent in areas where sustainable land use maintenance is low compared to land use functions and services. (AllAfrica)

$150 Million to Promote a Greener and More Resilient Future

[Togonews] This financing aims to support the efforts of the Government of Togo to improve fiscal and debt management, reduce the cost of electricity and promote the use of renewable energy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Warns Togo and Niger of Power Cuts

[East African] Nigeria has threatened to cut electricity supply to neighbours Togo and Niger over a $16 million debt as the country's power utilities grapple with capital deficits. (AllAfrica)

Poor Data Quality in Global Fund Grants in Togo but Supply Chain and Implementation Arrangements 'Partially Effective,' Says OIG

[GFO] Togo's grant performance is superior to the regional average (AllAfrica)

Music Producer in Court for Attempting to Smuggle 'Wee' Into Togo

[Ghanaian Times] Ho -A music producer, Ola Adenekan Kabiru, who allegedly stuffed a gas cylinder with a large quantity of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana and attempted to enter Togo with the contraband, is facing trial at the Ho Circuit Court. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa Concludes Successful Working Visits to Guinea, Ghana and Togo

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Friday 06 December 2019, concluded successful Working Visits to three members of the Economic Community of West African States. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa Commences Working Visit to Togo, 5 to 6 Dec

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has this evening, 05 December 2019 arrived in Lome, in the Republic of Togo, for a Working Visit aimed at strengthening the already strong bilateral, political and economic relations between South Africa and the Republic of Togo. (AllAfrica)

Pirates Attack Greek Oil Tanker Off Togo

[Deutsche Welle] Pirates boarded the Greek oil tanker Elka Aristotle early on Monday morning and seized four hostages. Greek authorities are monitoring the incident. (AllAfrica)

Govt Ups The Ante Against Terror Threats

[ISS] Until early 2018, violent extremism in West Africa had been largely confined to the Sahel region. Since then fears of a spillover into neighbouring coastal states, including Togo, have been rising. The risk to Togo became apparent on 15 February 2019 when a mobile customs unit was attacked in the Burkinabe town of Nohao, which borders Togo's Savanes region. Three customs officers and a Spanish priest were killed. (AllAfrica)

Shock Finding - What African Women Say About Wife-Beating

[Afrobarometer] Accra -About one in four African women - and even more African men - say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. (AllAfrica)

Again, Togo Edged Out Nigeria As Rangers Crumbled in to Kegue

[This Day] Nigeria's spate of losses to Togo seems unabated as the country's representatives in CAF Confederation lost 2-1 in added time to Togo's ASC Kara last night. (AllAfrica)

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers - Nigeria Invites 20 Players for Togo Clash

[Premium Times] The head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, Imama Amapakabo, has invited 20 players to take on Togo's Sparrow Hawks in Saturday's 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying final leg in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Togolese Firm Seeks Investment in Liberia

[New Dawn] A Togolese construction executive Dossou Sokenou has expressed his entity's readiness to working with the Government of Liberia (GOL) through the National Housing Authority (NHA) to build durable housing units for Liberians.He made the disclosure on Thursday, 10 October while drilling representatives of various foreign and Liberian institutions attending a three-day National Housing Forum currently taking place at the Millennium Guest House and Suits in Oldest Congo Town, a suburb of Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Togo

[Togonews] An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa, visited Lomé during August 28-September 10, 2019 to discuss with the national authorities the fifth review of the program supported by IMF's Extended Credit Facility (ECF). (AllAfrica)

Ghana, Togo Meet Over Maritime Boundary Dispute

[Ghanaian Times] The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has stated that the government will only accept an equitable outcome of the ongoing negotiations on the Ghana/Togo Maritime boundary dispute. (AllAfrica)

127 Parcels of Suspected Marijuana Busted At Ghana-Togo Border

[Ghanaian Times] Akanu -Personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the Akanu border post, near Dzodze, last Thursday seized 127 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana from a house by the Ghana-Togo border. (AllAfrica)

President Appoints New Envoy to Togo

[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Kofi Mensah Demitia, a public servant of many years' standing as the country's Ambassador to the Republic of Togo. (AllAfrica)

Committee Against Torture Examines the Situation in Togo

[OHCHR] The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the seventh periodic report of Togo on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture. (AllAfrica)

Stars to Face Egypt, Togo in 2021 Afcon Qualifiers

[Capital FM] Cairo -Harambee Stars have been drawn in Group G of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and will face off with Mo Salah's Egypt, Togo and Comoros with the first round of matches scheduled for November 7-11. (AllAfrica)