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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 accident kills 48

2014-04-16 07:42

At least 48 people have died after a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country of Togo, a report says.

Togo's 1st Winter Olympian to inspire Africa

2014-02-13 20:27

Togo's first competitor at the Winter Olympics, cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean, hopes her debut in Sochi will inspire other African athletes to compete in winter sports.

1.7 tons of ivory seized in Togo

2014-01-29 10:57

Togo police have seized about 1.7 tons of ivory loaded in a container in the port of Lome, the country's minister of environment and forest resources say.

The worst place in the world to buy an aphrodisiac

2013-11-11 09:09

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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.

18 killed in bus collision in Togo

2014-02-23 21:23

Eighteen people have been killed and 40 others injured in a collision between a bus and a lorry in Togo, police say.

Togo cracks down on ivory trafficking

2014-02-03 08:45

Togo is intensifying its efforts to crack down on ivory trafficking after a number of large seizures, warning smugglers that the country will no longer be a staging post for the illegal trade.

Togo arrests 3 in massive ivory sting

2014-01-28 19:12

Togo has arrested 3 after discovering a massive ivory shipment destined for Vietnam.

Togo PM, cabinet resign

2013-08-28 12:24

Togo PM and his government have resigned their posts, a month after parliamentary polls that saw the ruling party win a two thirds majority, a statement says.

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