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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.

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, Guinea leaders mediate deepening Liberia election dispute

2017-11-02 10:30

West African leaders have held mediation talks with all sides involved in Liberia's disputed election, following a Supreme Court announcement it would summon the country's electoral commission to explain alleged fraud and irregularities.

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

2017-10-25 16:55

West African leaders have made their first comments after two months of increasingly bloody violence in Togo, calling on the presidency and the opposition to sit down for talks.

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help

2017-10-20 17:45

French President Emmanuel Macron has been urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.

5 injured in new clashes in Togo's capital

2017-10-20 06:10

Five people have been shot and injured as gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo's capital Lome, ahead of a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.

5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits

2017-10-19 10:59

Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits.

WATCH: Togo protesters demand presidential term limit

2017-10-18 15:35

Opposition supporters in Togo are defying government restrictions on protests to demand the president's resignation.

 

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.

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.

Togolese 'fleeing human rights abuses' to Ghana: UN

2017-10-27 15:05

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency has said.

West African bloc's 2020 single currency goal fails

2017-10-24 20:00

The 15-nation West African bloc Ecowas has told regional leaders that the goal of establishing a single currency among their economies in 2020 had failed.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Togo, Somalia

2017-10-20 08:18

Youths from Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF are reportedly divided over plans to amend the party's constitution, and Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters

Uneasy calm in Togo ahead of new opposition demo

2017-10-19 19:30

Gangs of youths and the security forces have clashed sporadically in Togo's capital, Lome, before a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal.

Tension in Togo over banned opposition marches

2017-10-18 20:35

Protesters have erected makeshift barricades and blocked roads in Togo's two main cities, as soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest.

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Togo

2017-10-18 05:58

More than 50 people, including women, have applied for the post of hangman in Zimbabwe, and Togo officials say three people have been killed in clashes after the arrest of a religious leader, and .

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