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Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown'

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Thousands of protesters in Togo have joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Togo braces for new nationwide protests

2017-09-21 20:00

Togo is bracing for another round of demonstrations in its seaside capital and other cities called by opposition groups intent on ending the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Togo's opposition boycotts constitutional reform vote

2017-09-19 21:01

Togo's opposition has stayed away from parliament, blocking the passage of the government's bill for political reform and forcing a referendum.

Togo lawmakers begin study of constitutional reform plan

2017-09-15 19:01

Lawmakers in Togo have began looking at a bill to revamp the country's constitution and introduce a presidential term limit, after days of protests against Faure Gnassingbe's regime.

Constitutional reform in Togo 'urgent': parliament head

2017-09-14 08:37

Lawmakers in Togo will begin to look at a constitutional reform bill from as soon as the end of this week, the head of the National Assembly says.

Israel-Africa summit 'postponed indefinitely' as Togo unrest continues

2017-09-13 16:04

The Israel-Africa summit scheduled for late October in Lome, Togo's capital, has been postponed indefinitely due to rising unrest in the country, according to a spokesperson for the Israel foreign ministry.

Despite protests, reform off the menu as Togo MPs meet

2017-09-12 18:49

Lawmakers in Togo have met in parliament after days of anti-government protests but constitutional reform was left off the agenda.

Togo opposition unconvinced by reform bill proposal

2017-09-10 19:58

Togo opposition leaders have said they were not hopeful of political change, as parliament prepares to discuss potential constitutional reform after days of huge anti-government protests.

Togo's capital partly locked down after mass protests

2017-09-08 19:25

Several areas of Togo's capital, Lome, have remained blocked off after security forces fired tear gas against anti-government protesters.

Tikpi Atchadam: the man shaking up Togo's politics

2017-09-07 18:20

The residents of Togo's coastal capital, Lome, are used to seeing supporters of veteran political opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre pounding the streets in protest.

 

Top Africa stories: Trump, Grace Mugabe, Kenya

2017-09-22 08:33

First Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly plotting a "final push" to oust Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the forthcoming Zanu-PF youth interface rally in Harare, and the Kenya electoral body has delayed election rerun.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street 'coup d'etat'

2017-09-21 06:05

Thousands have thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Togo ruling party calls rally to drown out opposition

2017-09-18 21:02

Togo's ruling presidential party has urged supporters to take to the streets to coincide with planned opposition demonstrations against the slow pace of political reform.

Top Africa stories: SADC troika, Mugabe, Togo

2017-09-15 08:47

SA is set to host the SADC Double Troika summit in Pretoria, and the US has reportedly queried the inclusion of President Robert Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the UN summit.

Togo bucks the trend of political reform in W Africa

2017-09-13 20:45

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.

Togo postpones parliament session on reforming constitution

2017-09-12 20:48

Togo has suspended a parliamentary session after opposition members protested the lack of a promised discussion of constitutional reforms.

Israel-Africa summit canceled amid Togo unrest

2017-09-11 16:42

The Israeli Foreign Ministry says an Israel-Africa summit scheduled next month in Togo has been postponed.

Togo 'should have new constitution': Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-09-09 19:01

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Togo's leader Faure Gnassingbe to introduce limits on presidential terms, after huge anti-government protests this week.

Togo police fire tear gas to disperse opposition's protest

2017-09-08 18:22

Police in Togo have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of opposition supporters who staged a sit-in late on Thursday urging the president to step down, as anger grows over the Gnassingbe family's 50 years in power.

Mass anti-government protests in Togo for a second day

2017-09-07 18:20

Huge crowds have turned out in Togo's capital for the second day running to demand political reform, in the largest opposition protests against President Faure Gnassingbe's regime.

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