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Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine

2020-01-15 13:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year some 100 000 people across Africa die from taking "falsified or substandard" medication.

Togo turns ex-colonial palace into flagship art centre

2019-11-22 22:09

Togo has opened a flagship art centre in the former seat of colonial power after a multi-million dollar refurbishment aimed at making it a major cultural draw in West Africa.

Tension soars in Togo ahead of parliamentary election

2018-12-19 06:10

Togo is set to vote in legislative elections that are being boycotted by the main opposition after a year of political upheaval which saw demonstrators demanding President Faure Gnassingbe step down.

WATCH: Togo's barter market... keeping tradition alive and poverty at bay

2018-12-12 18:29

Every Saturday on the northern shore of Lake Togo, some 65km east of the capital, Lome, Togoville runs a lively traditional barter market. Watch this video

Main Togo opposition coalition boycotts elections

2018-11-27 11:30

The main opposition coalition in Togo says it will boycott December 20 general elections and call for further protests over what it alleges is "fraudulent" poll.

Togo opposition leader in Ghana after hunger strike

2018-10-11 05:45

A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike has been evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives say.

Hunger strike in Togo over opposition arrests

2018-09-25 11:18

A former lawmaker in Togo is on hunger strike to call for the release of opposition supporters who were arrested during anti-government demonstrations.

New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears

2018-07-11 14:19

The fishing village of Agebkope and other seaside communities along Togo's coast have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the strong winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Togo launches new energy scheme with focus on renewables

2018-06-27 21:15

The Togo government has launched a new energy policy that aims to provide universal access to electricity in the small west African country by 2030.

French tycoon Bollore's African assets

2018-04-26 11:34

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore is being questioned in Paris over allegations that his conglomerate used corrupt connections in Africa to win port contracts.

 

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.

Spanish priest, customs officers killed in Burkina Faso

2019-02-17 14:43

A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed in separate attacks by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso, which is struggling with a radical Islamist insurgency, local sources have said.

Togo's government stands firm on election date

2018-12-14 06:13

Togo's government has maintained parliamentary elections will take place later this month, despite an opposition boycott and deadly violence.

Opposition supporters clash with security forces in Togo

2018-12-08 18:00

Opposition supporters have clashed with security forces in Togo's capital, Lome, and teargas has been fired in the north, after the government banned protests about upcoming elections.

11 African leaders meeting in Germany at development summit

2018-10-30 16:50

Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with the heads of 11 African nations, international organisations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched under the German Group of 20 presidency last year designed to encourage private investment in Africa.

Hunger strike puts Togo opposition leader in hospital

2018-10-04 20:22

A Togolese opposition leader who has been on hunger strike for two weeks has been taken to hospital, his associates 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.

Eight states sound alarm over Sahel hunger

2018-07-10 21:33

Eight West African states have called for emergency aid for four countries in the Sahel facing food shortages as a result of jihadist violence.

Togo government, opposition resume talks after three-month hiatus

2018-06-27 19:30

Talks between Togo's government and the country's political opposition resumed on Wednesday after a three-month suspension, the presidency has said.

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.

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