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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)

Of Leaders Then and Now

[IPS] Cotonou -Richard Dossevi parks his motorcycle taxi on one of the busiest street corners in Cotonou, Benin's commercial capital, to wait for commuters amid the summer heat. (AllAfrica)

Black Fingers for Togo Tourney

[Ghanaian Times] THE national junior handball team, Black Fingers, left Accra yesterday for the Togolese capital of Lome for the African Zone 2 &3 Handball Youth Championships. (AllAfrica)

Waiting for Their Day in Court

[Africa In Fact] The Gnasssingbé clan has been ruling Togo for more than 50 years.The late Eyadema Gnassingbé to power in January 1967, following what was described as the first coup d'état in black Africa, during which Sylvanus Olympio, the country's first head of state, was assassinated. With strong military backing, the regime continues to dominate and maintain control over all levels of the country's highly centralised government. (AllAfrica)

Togo Overtakes Nigeria in Container Liner Shipping Services

[This Day] Despite West Africa's poor connection to the world through container liner shipping services over the years, Togo, a tiny West African country has overtaken Nigeria to become the first country to surpass the global average, a report by Netherland's leading consulting firm, Dynamar has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters' League Table

[Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases] Addis Ababa -African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking. (AllAfrica)

Lassa Fever - WHO Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries

[Premium Times] With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region's response. (AllAfrica)

Togo and IFAD Partnering for Improved Financial Services and Job Creation for Rural People

[Togonews] Over 50,000 vulnerable rural households in Togo will benefit from a US$35 million project that aims to spur inclusive rural economic growth and create employment opportunities in rural areas through a value chains approach, according to the details of a financing agreement signed today by government of Togo and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). (AllAfrica)

Battle for U.S. Skies - Ethiopian Airlines Ups the Stakes

[East African] Africa's leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has upped the competition for the US market, with this week's announcement that it will introduce three-times-a-week flights to the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, adding to its flights to the city's Newark International Airport. (AllAfrica)

Gambia's Automatic Nations Cup Chances Lowered After Togo Protest Ditched

[Foroyaa] Gambia's chances of a direct push to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations now lean precariously after CAF rejected a protest against Togo. (AllAfrica)

Be Bold in Addressing Political Crises, Bishops Urge Clergy

[CISA] Kpalimé -The Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) has called on the clergy in the country to be, "Courageous in addressing Togo's political crisis in the light of the Truth." (AllAfrica)

Political Activist Sentenced for Supporting 'Illegal' Assemblies

[MFWA] A court in the Togolese capital, Lome, has sentenced the leader of political pressure group to two years' imprisonment after pronouncing him guilty of aggravated public disorder and defending crime. (AllAfrica)

Prosecutors Demand 4 Years Imprisonment for Detained Activist

[MFWA] Political activist, Foly Satchivi, risks spending time in prison after prosecutors demanded a four year sentence against him when he appeared in a Magistrate's court in Lome on January 9, 2019. (AllAfrica)

FIFA President Honoured During Togo Visit

[Togonews] Following an earlier visit to Mauritania, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, FIFA Director of Member Associations and Development for CAF and the Caribbean Region Véron Mosengo-Omba, Development Manager at the FIFA Regional Office for West and Central Africa El Hadj Wack Diop and members of the FIFA administration yesterday travelled to the Togolese Republic. (AllAfrica)

More Attacks, 'Persisting Security Challenges' Threaten Progress in West Africa, Sahel

[UN News] A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Two Dead As Government Continues Bloody Repression of Street Protests

[MFWA] The government in Togo has brutally enforced its ban on opposition demonstrations with a crackdown that has left at least two people dead. (AllAfrica)

IMF - New Disbursement for Togo

[Togonews] On December 10, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Togo's performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF). (AllAfrica)

The Press Conference of Aueom to Togolese Legislative Elections of 20th December 2018

[African Union] The AU Team of Short-Term Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Togolese Republic, held a press Conference to review the Legislative Elections that took place on 20th December, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Asian Infrastructure Bank Approves Applications of Six More Countries

[Focac] The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced on Wednesday that its Board of Governors has approved the membership applications of six more countries, bringing AIIB's total approved members to 93. (AllAfrica)

Togo Returns to the Streets to Stop 'Unfair' Legislative Elections

[African Arguments] The government seems determined to hold elections on 20 December and extend President Gnassingbé's rule, by any means necessary. (AllAfrica)