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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 The Worlds 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 ScreensEarlier this year, the Woelab team in Lome, Togo, built the worlds first 3D printer made from e-waste. I ...
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Togo's opposition calls for massive street protest

Thursday, November 27, 2014 Lome AFP - Togos opposition on Thursday called for a large-scale protest to demand political reforms before next years elections but commentators warned against seeing it as another Burkina Faso.The eight-party Combat for Political Alternative in 2015 CAP2015 alliance made the call for th ...

Jean-Pierre Fabre, leader of the Togolese opposition Union of the Forces of Change, smiles on October 11, 2014 in Lome at a party congress.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

Togo opposition slams president over refusal to reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Lome AFP - Togos opposition leader on Wednesday slammed President Faure Gnassingbes rejection of political reform before next years general election but vowed to keep up the pressure on him to act.Gnassingbe said on Tuesday that he will not bow to demands to restrict the number of president ...
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 ...
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