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Four killed in Togo as protesters clash with security forces

18 Oct 2017

LOME Four people were killed in Togo on Wednesday in clashes between security forces and demonstrators calling for an end to a half century of Gnassingbe family rule, the security minister said.

Togo security forces clash with protesters in north, boy killed

21 Sep 2017

LOME Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe's rule on Wednesday and a child was killed in the ensuing clashes, according to Amnesty International.

Togolese to vote on presidential term limits after parliament impasse

20 Sep 2017

LOME A bill to limit presidents in Togo to two terms of office will be decided by referendum after it failed on Tuesday to win approval from parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers.

Togo leader must quit now for protests to stop - opposition head

08 Sep 2017

DAKAR/LOME The leader of Togo's main opposition alliance said on Friday that President Faure Gnassingbe must quit power immediately or protests against his family's 50-year ruling dynasty would continue.

Togo forces fire tear gas to disperse Gnassingbe opponents

08 Sep 2017

LOME Togo security forces fired tear gas at hundreds of anti-government protesters carrying out a late night sit-in at an intersection in central Lome as part of a bid to end the 50-year-old Gnassingbe family dynasty, witnesses said on Thursday.

Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day

07 Sep 2017

LOME, Sept 7 Togolese authorities blocked Internet access on Thursday as opponents of President Faure Gnassingbe marched for a second day against his family's 50-year rule.

Togo opposition calls for president to quit as protests mount

06 Sep 2017

LOME Togo's opposition chief called on Wednesday for the immediate resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe, the current head of a half century-old political dynasty, rejecting a government move to introduce term limits as protests gained momentum.

Two killed in Togo in protests against 50-year ruling dynasty

19 Aug 2017

LOME Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said.

Africa-U.S. AGOA trade talks end with no decision, waning enthusiasm

10 Aug 2017

LOME Talks between African and U.S. officials to review the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) free trade deal ended on Thursday with no decision and a feeling on all sides that it has achieved little since it was set up.

Early Togo election results give president lead; rival cries foul

27 Apr 2015

LOME Togo's main opposition candidate complained on Monday of widespread irregularities in Saturday's presidential election and called for the announcement of results to be halted.

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