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Armyworms threaten southern Africa food supply: UN agency

2017-02-17 17:25

An outbreak of armyworm caterpillars present in several southern African countries threatens to strip the entire region of key food supplies, says the UN food agency.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline

2016-12-07 22:03

Nigeria and Morocco say they have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment.

Companies forge stronger ties

2016-05-20 18:15

Ecobank and Old Mutual have announced an enhanced strategic agreement to strengthen existing ties and offer customers more services.

Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

2016-04-25 21:53

Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo.

Togo to host Africa Hotel Investment Forum

2016-01-14 17:09

Togo is to host an additional Africa Hotel Investment Forum in April to run parallel with two major development initiatives.

West African leaders urge power liberalisation

2015-07-01 21:05

Five West African leaders have urged regional governments to liberalise the region's electricity sector to overcome insufficient power capacities.

Selom Klassou named as Togo's new PM

2015-06-06 09:14

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has named Selom Klassou as the country's new prime minister after winning elections in April.

1000s protest Togo presidential election results

2015-05-16 22:32

Thousands of opposition supporters marched through the Togolese capital to protest the results of presidential elections.

Togo president re-elected with 58.75% of vote

2015-04-29 07:03

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has won a third term with 58.75% of the vote in Saturday's polls, the electoral commission says, with his main rival Jean-Pierre Fabre taking 34.95%.

 

Two broadcasters shut down in Togo

2017-02-08 10:23

Two private media channels have been taken off air in Togo, officially for breaching licensing rules, the country's regulator says, in a move that has sparked criticism from rights groups.

African leaders who refused to stand down

2017-01-19 19:12

Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate.

On Africa tour, French PM rules out slavery reparations

2016-10-31 08:27

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has issued an appeal to overcome the legacy of slavery, dismissing claims for financial compensation while acknowledging the "horror" of the slave trade.

New 5-star hotel opens in Togo

2016-04-26 17:08

Togo's five-star Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Février has opened and will host the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Lomé.

Ghana bolsters security amid warnings of attack

2016-04-16 07:00

President urges public to remain calm after memo leaked to media says country could be targeted by armed groups.

Togo journalists slam new punishment for media breaches

2015-11-03 18:07

Journalists in Togo have slammed a new provision passed by parliament which threatens imprisonment for anyone found guilty of flouting the country’s media regulations.

4 dead in fuel tank explosion at Togo factory - govt

2015-07-01 13:00

Four people have been killed after a fuel tank exploded at a cement factory outside Togo’s capital, Lome, the country’s security minister says.

African leaders plan joint piracy response

2015-06-03 17:14

African leaders will meet in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy.

Togo court declares president re-elected

2015-05-03 22:04

Togo's constitutional court has declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes.

Ghana president to mediate in Togo

2015-04-28 18:24

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has arrived in Togo on a mediation mission after the opposition complained of irregularities in the presidential vote.

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