Togo readies for fresh protests amid charges of repression

Togo readies for fresh protests amid charges of repression

Opposition parties in Togo readied for a second day of demonstrations on Thursday over the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty, amid accusations of harsh repression by the security forces. ...
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Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dyna...
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Constitutional reform in Togo ‘urgent’- parliament head

Constitutional reform in Togo ‘urgent’- parliament head

Lawmakers in Togo will begin to look at a constitutional reform bill on Friday, the head of the National Assembly said Wednesday, after protests rocked the African country last week. ...
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Togo bucks the trend of political reform in West Africa

Togo bucks the trend of political reform in West Africa

His family has ruled Togo for more than 50 years but President Faure Gnassingbe has in the last week faced unprecedented public pressure to step down. ...
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Despite protests, reform off the menu as Togo MPs meet

Despite protests, reform off the menu as Togo MPs meet

Opposition lawmakers in Togo forced the adjournment of parliament on Tuesday in protest at a constitutional reform bill being left off the day's agenda, despite days of anti-government protests. The post Despite protests, reform off the menu as Togo MPs meet a...
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Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer 

Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer 

Following the continued protest against the already 12 years rule of President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo by some Togolese in the country’s opposition party, Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Gnassingbe to step down “unless he has someth...
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Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Mobile internet services were off in Togo on Thursday, where new opposition protests were planned after huge anti-government demonstrations across the country. ...
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Huge protests in Togo for constitutional reform

Huge protests in Togo for constitutional reform

Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters protested across Togo on Wednesday calling for constitutional reform, despite an apparent government concession to their demands. ...
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Togo begin moves to join Commonwealth

Togo begin moves to join Commonwealth

Diplomatic talks and visits by experts are gathering pace in Togo as the former French colony looks to follow another Francophone nation and join the Commonwealth. Rwanda joined the 52-member bloc in 2009, 14 years after Portuguese-speaking Mozambique became t...
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Togo purges its violent past with voodoo ceremonies

Togo purges its violent past with voodoo ceremonies

The voodoo follower stood bare-chested with beads around his neck in the centre of the public square in Bè, a working class district of Togo's capital, Lome. The post Togo purges its violent past with voodoo ceremonies appeared first on Vanguard News. ...
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