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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 ...
Libyan soldiers arrive at Benghazi's Al-Jalal hospital where wounded victims from clashes between the army and and Ansar al-Sharia militiamen were being treated on November 25, 2013.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP)

Tensions mount in Libya's Benghazi after deadly unrest

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Benghazi Libya AFP - Local officials called for civil disobedience including strikes for three days from Tuesday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi after deadly clashes between radical Islamist fighters and the army.The call issued by Benghazis city council came as defence ministry offi ...

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 - Togos constitutional court on Monday validated results from last months parliamentary polls giving the ruling party a two-thirds majority and allowing President Faure Gnassingbes family to maintain its decades-long grip on power.The courts ruling finalises the results from the J ...
A picture taken on August 9, 2013 shows part of the 700kg of ivory seized on August 6 by the Togolese police.  By Emile Kouton (AFP)

Tonnes of ivory being shipped through Togo port: police

Friday, August 09, 2013 LOME AFP - Togolese authorities said Friday they were seeking to dismantle a trafficking ring and stop tonnes of ivory from being shipped through the countrys main port after an unprecedented seizure this week.Meanwhile, the man arrested after police seized 700.5 kilogrammes of ivory from his ...
Seized ivory tusks are displayed on July 19, 2013.  By Anthony Wallace (AFP/File)

Togo police seize 700 kg of ivory

Thursday, August 08, 2013 LOME AFP - Police in Togo have seized 700 kilogrammes 1,540 pounds of ivory in the capital city of Lome, the government told AFP on Thursday.The anti-drug brigade last Tuesday seized from a Lome shop 700 kg of ivory belonging to a Togolese man, aged 58. He was arrested, said Dede Ahoefa Ek ...
Members of Togo's Independent National Electoral Commission sort out valid votes on July 25, 2013 in Lome.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Togo ruling party wins majority in parliament: results

Monday, July 29, 2013 LOME AFP - Togos ruling party has won 62 of 91 seats in parliamentary elections, provisional results showed Sunday, allowing the ruling family to maintain its decades-long grip on power.The west African nations constitutional court must verify the results for them to become final. The closes ...
Members of Togo's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) sort votes on July 25, 2013 in Lome.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP)

Partial vote results show Togo ruling party ahead

Friday, July 26, 2013 LOME AFP - Togos ruling party has taken the lead in the countrys parliamentary elections, partial results showed Friday, while an opposition coalition was ahead in the capital Lome.Thursdays long-delayed polls came after months of protests in the West African nation, with the opposition see ...
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