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Togo security forces patrol the streets of Lome during clashes with protesters in 2013.  By Daniel Hayduk (AFP/File)

Togo Police Fire Teargas At Opposition Protesters

Friday, November 21, 2014 Lome AFP - Police in Togos capital Lome on Friday fired teargas at protesters defying a government ban on marching to the countrys parliament, an AFP reporter said.The police resorted to the gas to push back thousands of demonstrators, most of them from the main opposition, as they approache ...
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 Africas 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 Togos main opposition party has been chosen to stand for president at next years 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 ...
Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo attends a pre-trial hearing on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on February 19, 2013.  By Michael Kooren (Pool/AFP/File)

International Criminal Court confirms trial for I. Coast's Gbagbo

Thursday, September 11, 2014 The Hague AFP - The International Criminal Court on Thursday confirmed that Ivory coasts former president Laurent Gbagbo will face trial for crimes against humanity, throwing out an appeal by the defence.Preliminary Chamber I rejected the defences request to appeal against the decision rela ...
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 Togos 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 NBouke, 58, the maximum sentence possible ...
Kenyan police observe the remains of burnt-out cars at a police station in Mpeketoni, on June 16, 2014.  By Simon Maina (AFP)

Tensions mount in Kenya after coast massacres

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Nairobi AFP - Political tensions and anger over worsening insecurity mounted in Kenya Wednesday in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalias Islamist Shebab but blamed by the president on local political networks.The assault on the town of Mpeketoni late on Sunday and a nea ...
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 Malis ...

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 MFWAs correspondent, while he was reporting from the Hédjranawoé m ...

The brother of Qaeda chief Zawahiri to stand trial in Egypt

Sunday, April 06, 2014 Cairo AFP - The brother of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri will stand trial in Egypt along with 67 others on charges of forming a terrorist group, state media reported on Sunday.Mohamed al-Zawahiri was arrested last August for supporting Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who was ousted by th ...
A picture shows burned down houses in the backyard of Malakal Teaching Hospital on March 4, 2014, in Malakal, South Sudan.  By Andrei Pungovschi (AFP)

African Union opens probe into South Sudan atrocities

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Addis Ababa AFP - The African Union opened a commission of inquiry Wednesday into atrocities carried out in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.South Sudans government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loya ...
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 ...
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