Low voter turnout in Togo

2015-04-26 20:33

Turnout has been low for Togo's vote, boosting the chances of incumbent Faure Gnassingbe staying in power and extending his family's almost 50-tear rule.

Togo president tries to extend family rule into 2nd half-century

2015-04-24 13:24

Voters go to the polls in Togo this weekend, with President Faure Gnassingbe seeking third term of office to extend his family’s grip on power into a second half-century.

Togo voter list agreed

2015-04-08 21:26

All of Togo's presidential candidates have agreed on an updated but still 'imperfect' voter roll, removing an obstacle that had forced a delay in the election.

Togo school pupils, police clash

2015-03-26 21:01

Clashes between restive school pupils and police in southern Togo have left 43 people injured.

Togo sets presidential election date for 15 April

2015-02-25 13:38

Togo has fixed 15 April as the date for a presidential election, a decree stated incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is expected to seek a third term in office in defiance of opposition calls for him to step aside.

Togo election now set for mid-April

2015-02-04 13:11

Togo's presidential election will be held in mid-April, a minister says, clarifying a constitutional court ruling on the date of the vote.

Tongan volcano creates new island

2015-01-16 08:59

A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation, officials say.

Togo's opposition wants huge street protest

2014-11-27 15:46

Togo's opposition has called for a large-scale protest on the streets of the capital to demand political reforms before next year's general election.

Togo's president to lead Ebola response

2014-11-07 10:21

West African leaders have appointed Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe to supervise the region’s efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic, which has killed nearly 5 000 people.

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

2014-07-29 22:37

West African airline Asky has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid Ebola outbreak.


Togo votes for a new president

2015-04-25 11:13

Togo is voting for a new president, with the incumbent Faure Gnassingbe seeking a third term in office to extend his family's grip on power into a second half-century.

Togo kicks off presidential election campaign

2015-04-10 16:34

Togo officially began its presidential election campaign on Friday with President Faure Gnassingbe's challenger Jean-Pierre Fabre seeking to end nearly 50 years of rule by the Gnassingbe family.

Togo pushes presidential elections back 10 days

2015-03-28 20:12

Togo's government says it will delay presidential elections by 10 days, holding them on 25 April.

Ecowas urges Togo vote delay

2015-03-26 05:18

West African regional bloc Ecowas has urged Togo to delay its presidential election over claims the voter register was flawed, its chair says

Govt shuts schools in Togo after student protests

2015-02-18 09:05

Togo has temporarily shut all schools in the country, with the exception of universities, after a protest by students over repeated strikes by teachers, the government says.

Togo elections to be held 'latest' 5 March

2015-02-03 10:13

Togo's constitutional court has announced that presidential elections have to be held by 5 March ‘at the latest’.

Gulf of Guinea: Africa's new pirate paradise

2014-12-19 12:55

A year after vowing to banish buccaneers from their waters, countries in the Gulf of Guinea - the new epicentre of piracy in Africa - are struggling to get their act together.

Togo opposition slams president

2014-11-27 05:15

Togo's opposition has slammed President Faure Gnassingbe's rejection of political reform before next year's general election.

Togo opposition will fight against '50-year' regime

2014-10-14 10:39

The opposition in Togo has so far had no success in breaking the ruling family's five-decade grip on power. But with elections looming, those working to unseat President Gnassingbe have vowed a renewed push.

Togo's top ivory dealer only gets 2 years

2014-06-19 10:47

A shop owner dubbed 'Le Patron' because of his status as Togo's top ivory smuggler has been jailed for two years for possessing more than 700kg of elephant tusks.

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