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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 ...
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 ...
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