Togo president confirms candidacy for fourth term

2020-01-07 22:09

Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe has confirmed his candidacy for elections next month that look set to see him claim a fourth term and extend his family's decades-long rule.

Africa corruption probe: French tycoon brought before magistrates

2018-04-26 10:28

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore has been brought before investigating magistrates to face possible corruption charges after two days of questioning by police over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts.

Thousands protest against government in Togo

2018-02-04 12:08

Thousands of protesters have taken took to the streets in Togo's capital Lome , against President Faure Gnassingbe and his government.

Embattled Togo leader breaks silence in New Year address

2018-01-04 15:33

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to "dialogue" in his New Year address given on Wednesday.

Togo opposition parties vow to keep up pressure on president

2017-11-30 15:41

Togo's opposition parties pledged have to maintain the momentum of anti-government protests, as thousands took to the streets once more ahead of promised talks with the president.

Togo's president visits opposition stronghold after protests

2017-11-27 19:59

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, says he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country's second city that was hit by anti-government protests.

Togo opposition says president's claim a 'declaration of war'

2017-11-14 21:03

Togo opposition leaders has said President Faure Gnassingbe "declared war on the Togolese people" by accusing them of orchestrating violence in massive anti-government protests across the West African country.

Government forces accused of 'savage repression' in Togo

2017-11-09 06:00

Togo's opposition on Wednesday accused the security forces of "savage repression" after nearly 20 of its supporters were injured as they tried to protest against the ruling party.

Togo says open to talks with opposition over demos

2017-11-07 11:01

Togo's government says it is working towards talks with its political opponents after more than two months of protests calling for President Faure Gnassingbe's resignation.

Togo lifts ban on weekday marches

2017-11-05 15:06

Togo's government has scrapped a ban on weekday marches after a series of anti-government protests defied the order, the country's security minister and the opposition have said.


Togo to hold elections in December

2018-09-19 11:16

Togo, ruled by Africa's longest serving political dynasty and rocked by months of anti-regime protests, will hold legislative and local elections in December as well as a referendum on constitutional reforms, the national poll body says.

West African leaders plan strategy against extremist threat

2018-03-06 06:01

West African heads of states have denounced extremism during a visit to Burkina Faso's capital, vowing to strengthen co-operation to defeat Islamic extremists who carried out the simultaneous attacks in Ouagadougou on the army headquarters and French embassy.

Thousands of women in anti-president protest in Togo

2018-01-21 13:07

Thousands of women have taken to the streets of Togo's capital Lome to protest against the power of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Togo's opposition coalition boycotts government talks

2017-12-12 21:29

Togo's main opposition coalition, which has led protests against President Faure Gnassingbe for more than three months, boycotted government consultations for talks on ending the political impasse.

Opposition leader urges Togo president not to stand again

2017-11-29 10:07

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has been urged not to seek re-election in 2020 to guarantee his place in history as the man who ushered in peaceful political change.

Togo faces calls to end political crisis

2017-11-18 14:18

Togo's authorities have been urged to end their crackdown on anti-government protests and open talks to end a months-long political crisis.

'Stalemate' fears over long-running Togo protests

2017-11-10 06:00

Togo's opposition has rounded off its third protest against the government this week amid concern about a loss of momentum after more than two months of action.

Opposition march again in Togo over political reform

2017-11-07 20:33

Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo's capital, Lome, in the latest protest calling for the long-standing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down.

Liberia's election delay divides already tense nation

2017-11-05 17:03

The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is entrenching existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.

Top Africa stories: Malawi, Zim, S Sudan

2017-11-03 08:30

A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism, and the IMF says Zimbabwe is among the most fragile economies in the world.

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