Africa: Togo

Innovate Africa Showcases World's First Recycled 3d Printer—from Togo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 The World's First 3D Printer Made From E-Waste A DIY Computer Made From Recycled Computer Parts, Housed In A Jerry Can Recycled Computers That Can Be Plugged Into TV Screens Earlier this year, the Woelab team in Lome, Togo, built the world s first 3D printer made from e-waste. I ...
Togolese Minister of Planning and Development, and regional coordinator for Ebola response in West Africa, Dede Ahoefa Ekoue speaks during an interview in Washington, DC, November 14, 2014.  By Jim Watson (AFP)

Togo minister says 'we cannot relax efforts' against Ebola

Saturday, November 15, 2014 Washington (AFP) - Togo, which is coordinating the fight against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, says the international community cannot relax efforts to combat the disease, Social Action Minister Dede Ahoefa Ekoue told AFP. Speaking ahead of the G20 summit in Australia, Ekoue said global ...

Jean-Pierre Fabre attends the congress of the Union of the Forces of Change in LOme on October 11, 2014.  By Emile Kouton (AFP)

Togo's main opposition leader to run for president in 2015

Saturday, November 01, 2014 Lome (AFP) - The leader of Togo's main opposition party has been chosen to stand for president at next year's elections. Jean-Pierre Fabre, the 62-year-old head of the National Alliance for Change (ANC), was nominated on Friday evening after a meeting of eight parties in the opposition alliance. ...

Commissioner Piebalgs to sign development programmes for Belize, Lesotho, Togo and Zambia

Friday, October 10, 2014 BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will sign today the National Indicative Programmes (NIP) for development cooperation with Belize, Lesotho, Togo and Zambia in the 2014-2020 period, which amount ...
A stock of recently seized Ivory in Lome's autonomous port on February 4, 2014.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

Two years jail for Togolese ivory smuggler 'Le Patron'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Lome (AFP) - A shop owner dubbed Le Patron (The Boss) because of his status as Togo's top ivory smuggler was jailed for two years on Wednesday for possessing more than 700 kilogrammes of elephant tusks. A judge in the Togolese capital Lome handed Emile N'Bouke, 58, the maximum sentence possible ...
Picture taken on February 4, 2014 shows a haul of ivory at the security ministry in Togo's capital Lome seized at the city's autonomous port.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

Togo goes high-tech in crackdown on ivory smuggling

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Lome (AFP) - Togo has gone hi-tech in its crackdown on ivory smugglers, employing DNA testing to determine the origin and age of contraband tusks and expose those at the heart of the illegal trade. Some 4.5 tonnes of ivory was confiscated in the tiny West African nation between August 2013 and Ja ...

Mali, Togo Share Good Practices on Diaspora Management

Friday, May 16, 2014 GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Representatives of the Togolese Government have completed a three-day study visit to Mali to share information on good practices related to the management of diasporas. The visit, organized by IOM, was designed to share Mali's ...

Togo ALERT: Journalist Arrested For Covering Police Activity

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Pierre Dabla, Managing Editor of La Voix de la Nation, a privately-owned news website was on April 3, 2014, arrested and detained at the police post of the Hédjranawoé market (an area north-east of Lomé). According to the MFWA s correspondent, while he was reporting from the Hédjranawoé m ...
Part of a 700kg ivory haul seized on August 6, 2013 by the Togolese police.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

Togo intensifies crackdown on ivory trafficking

Monday, February 03, 2014 Lome (AFP) - Togo is intensifying its efforts to crack down on ivory trafficking after a number of large seizures, warning smugglers that the country will no longer be a staging post for the illegal trade. In the past week alone, nearly four tonnes of ivory have been discovered at the tiny west A ...
Despite the world ban, ivory trafficking has increased in recent years because of high demand, particularly in Asia.  By Philippe Lopez (AFP/File)

Fresh ivory haul in Togo

Thursday, January 30, 2014 Lome (AFP) - Police in the west African country of Togo have found more than two tonnes of ivory loaded in a container in the port of Lome, the government said on Thursday. The new haul brings the amount of ivory seized at the port to nearly four tonnes in a week. Last August, 700.5 kilogrammes o ...
A Somali pirate boss watches a hijacked ship anchored off the coast near Hobyo on August 20, 2010.  By Roberto Schmidt (AFP/File)

Indian sailors detained for five months released in Togo

Thursday, December 19, 2013 New Delhi (AFP) - Togo has freed two Indian sailors imprisoned since July after India appealed to President Faure Gnassingbe for their release on compassionate grounds, an official said Thursday. Captain Sunil James and a crew member known only as Vijayan were detained five months ago on charges ...
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe votes in Lome on July 25, 2013.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Togo PM, cabinet resign after parliamentary polls

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 LOME (AFP) - Togo Prime Minister Kwesi Seleagodji Ahoomey-Zunu and his government have resigned their posts a month after parliamentary polls that saw the ruling party win a two-thirds majority, a statement said Wednesday. President Faure Gnassingbe has accepted their resignations and is expected ...
President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in Lome on July 25, 2013.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Togo court confirms ruling party win in parliamentary polls

Monday, August 12, 2013 LOME (AFP) - Togo's constitutional court on Monday validated results from last month's parliamentary polls giving the ruling party a two-thirds majority and allowing President Faure Gnassingbe's family to maintain its decades-long grip on power. The court's ruling finalises the results from the J ...
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