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Togo's Constitutional Court has rejected opposition claims of electoral fraud and declared Faure Gnassingbe the winner with more than 70% of the vote and president for a fourth term.
Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo says he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential elections in which he placed a distant second to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe.
Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud".
Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe has insisted he was not a "dictator", days before an election in which he is aiming to extend his family's decades-long domination over the West African nation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year some 100 000 people across Africa die from taking "falsified or substandard" medication.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Togo's security forces have surrounded the home of a main opposition challenger, after he called for protests against the reelection of President Faure Gnassingbe.
Togo's president Faure Gnassingbe has hailed a crushing election victory that gave him a fourth term in office, as his main rival insisted he had won and called on people to "defend" their votes.
Togo tallied ballots after a key challenger insisted he could cause a shock upset despite what he claimed was "fraud" in an election President Faure Gnassingbe was widely expected to win.
Togo's election authorities have barred a main independent observer group from monitoring an upcoming poll expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe extend his family's decades-long rule.
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.
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 has maintained parliamentary elections will take place later this month, despite an opposition boycott and deadly violence.
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.
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.
A Togolese opposition leader who has been on hunger strike for two weeks has been taken to hospital, his associates have said.
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