Togo opposition plans fresh round of Gnassingbé protests

Togo opposition plans fresh round of Gnassingbé protests

Political opposition leaders in Togo plan to re-energize a campaign to end the long tenure of President Faure Gnassingbé, with six organizational rallies planned in Lomé neighborhoods this weekend and new street protests to begin next week. Leaders of the Coalition of 14, which formed last year in response to…

Togo aid group awarded World Water Grand Prize

A humanitarian organization in Togo has been named winner of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, jointly awarded by Water Forum Japan (JWF) and the World Water Council (WWC). Charité Chrétienne pour Personnes en Détresse (CCPD) will receive the USD$18,700 prize after being selected from among 144 projects in 46 countries. “The African organization…

ECOWAS urges Gnassingbe to resolve Togo crisis

ECOWAS heads of state, following this week’s meeting in Niger, have called on Togo to begin an immediate dialogue on political reforms and curb the rising violence in the small West African nation. President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire said that he and other leaders of the Economic Community of…

Amid protests, Togo activists demand an end to Internet cutoff

Togo’s chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) has called on government leaders to end a blackout of online services that began Tuesday night amid widespread protests against President Faure Gnassingbe. Norbert Glakpe, an IT professional and president of ISOC in Togo, said it was difficult if not impossible to access…

Ghana beefs up border security amid calls for Togo intervention

Ghana is tightening border security following reports that frightened Togolese are trying to leave their small West African nation amid continuing political unrest. Alex Adu, a superintendent with the country’s immigration service, told Ghana News Agency that border control points remained calm but that Ghana – leading among its neighbors…

Death toll rises to nine in Togo’s weekend protests

The death toll has risen to nine following weekend protests in Togo that brought hundreds of protesters into the streets railing against President Faure Gnassingbé. The fatalities, two civilians and seven security personnel, occurred in Sokodé, according to Ghana News Agency. There were multiple injuries and many people detained as…

Clinton Foundation annual report reaffirms African commitments

The Clinton Foundation will continue many of its programs serving African countries, according to the 2016 annual report issued online this week and an accompanying letter from former United States President Bill Clinton. The foundation came under heavy fire during America’s bitter 2016 presidential contest, in which former U.S. Secretary…