Africa: Togo
In Ghana's capital, there has been an increased visible police presence in public places such as malls and beaches, while officers in plain clothes are also patrolling.  By Chris Stein (AFP/File)

Ghana, Togo Boost Security After Attack Warning

Monday, April 25, 2016 Accra (AFP) - Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo. In Ghana's capital, there has been an increased visible police presence in public places such as malls a ...
A police armoured car patrols in Accra on December 9, 2012.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Ghana, Togo warned of possible militant attack

Friday, April 15, 2016 Accra (AFP) - Ghana and Togo are likely targets of possible Islamist attacks similar to those recently in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, a Ghanaian intelligence report has warned. Intelligence gathered by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) indicates a possible terrorist attack on th ...

Adebayor returns to Togo squad

Monday, March 28, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Emmanuel Adebayor has returned to the Togo national team after ending his self-imposed international exile ahead of Tuesday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations home qualifier against Tunisia. Adebayor joined the national team yesterday after negotiations with FTF officials. He trained just ...
Crystal Palace's Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor (C) plays the ball during an English Premier League match at Selhurst Park in south London on February 13, 2016.  By Ian Kington (AFP/File)

Adebayor turns down Togo recall to focus on club future

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has turned down a recall to the Togo national team ahead of this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to focus on his club future. Togo are due to face Tunisia on March 25 in Monastir, before hosting the same opponents four days later as t ...

Togo’s Prime Minister To Attend AHIF

Thursday, February 18, 2016 The Prime Minister of Togo Komi S eacute;lom Klassou, has announced he will be among the VIPs attending the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, being held under the patronage of Faure Essozimna Gnassingb eacute;, President of Togo, in Lom eacute; in April. Mr Klassou said: ldquo;Togo has ...

The Conference On Maritime Safety, Lome, Togo: The Real Challenges Ahead!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 In recent years, major international Media organizations have been constantly talking about Piracy and the potential and subsequent relative problems to Boaters, Trawlers, and Cargo Carriers. Meanwhile, no reference is made to what could possibly cause and or drive such apparent desperate beh ...

'Live positively': Togo's 'Tino' sets example for HIV/AIDS

Monday, November 30, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Augustin Dokla is arguably Togo's most famous person with HIV, having lived with the virus -- against the odds - since 1999. Sixteen years later, he's still fighting for the rights of those infected. I will not succumb to this infection but rather I will die with it. I am resolved ...

IOM Helps Togolese Girls Trafficked in Gabon to Return Home

Friday, November 20, 2015 A group of 17 Togolese girls, aged between 16 and 21, including a single mother and her one-year-old baby, have been returned home from Gabon with IOM's help. Of the 17, 11 girls were found on Gabon's Koniquet Island in August 2015 by the Gabonese Immigration Service. Following their rescue, ...

USAID Promotes An AIDS-Free Generation In West And Central Africa

Friday, October 30, 2015 Lom eacute;, TOGO ndash; The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UNAIDS and the Global Fund, supported the second West and Central Africa Key Populations (KP) workshop on the theme ldquo;Enhancing KP Interventions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward rdqu ...

West Africa Commission On Drugs To Visit Togo For The First Time

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Lom eacute;, 21 October 2015 ndash; President Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde will visit Togo on 22-23 October 2015. Accompanied by Dr. Alpha Diallo from Guinea, the two commissioners will share key findings of the Commission 39;s report Not Just in Transit: Drugs, the State and Society in West A ...
No ball has been kicked in Togo's top two domestic leagues for nearly a year.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

League limbo leaves Togo's footballers frustrated

Saturday, October 17, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Togo's footballers are in limbo, with no end in sight to a suspension of league competitions and fears growing about the impact of the 11-month suspension on the national side. No ball has been kicked in the country's top two domestic leagues for nearly a year, leaving the 2014-15 se ...

Togo ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

Friday, October 9, 2015 Concluded at the WTO's 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, the TFA contains provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit. It also sets out measures for effective cooperation between customs and other appropriate authorities on trade facilitatio ...
The colour of the sacred stone is believed to indicate what the future holds for the coming 12 months white with blue indicates good fortune, while red signals danger, according to followers.  By Emile Kouton (AFP)

Togo: dances, trances and a mysterious sacred stone

Sunday, September 27, 2015 Glidji-Kpodji (Togo) (AFP) - Bare-chested and with leaves wrapped around their necks, a small group of voodoo worshippers emerges from a dense forest in southern Togo. The oldest among them, a man in his sixties with decorative beads around his neck, carefully holds up a blue stone and closes his ...
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