Africa: Togo

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 ...

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo

Sunday, September 27, 2015 The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo. The Secretary-General expressed the United Nations' commitment to accompanying national efforts to consolidate democracy in Togo, as well as towards the implementation of sustainable ...
Togo's supporters cheer their team prior to a match on February 3, 2013, in Nelspruit, South Africa.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Togo triumph in Djibouti without Adebayor

Friday, September 4, 2015 Johannesburg (AFP) - A Togo team lacking star Emmanuel Adebayor continued a perfect start to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group A qualifiers by winning 2-0 in Djibouti Friday. Adebayor, who Tottenham Hotspur are trying to off-load, ignored a national team call-up three months after Belgium-born ...

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Togo

Saturday, August 8, 2015 LOME, Togo, August 7, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Cemile Sancak visited Lomé from July 24 to August 6 to conduct the 2015 Article IV consultation. The mission held discussions with Adji Otèth Ayassor, Minister of State, Mini ...
About 100 healers and witchcraft doctors work in the Akodessewa district of Lome, the capital of Togo.  By  (AFP)

Togo voodoo market helps the sick and politicians

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Lucien Yekpon, a Lome traditional healer, sat on a stool surrounded by voodoo objects -- skulls, feathers, statuettes -- to place his hand on the head of a patient and recite incantations. You will soon be completely cured, Yekpon told the 35-year-old visitor, who had travelled to ...
A journalist looks at security forces preventing a crowd of several hundred journalists and members of the public from protesting in front of the Palais des Congres in Lome on February 19, 2013.  By Daniel Hayduk (AFP/File)

Media protest over arrested journalist in Togo

Friday, May 22, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Some 50 journalists on Friday staged a sit-in near police headquarters in Togo's capital, Lome, to demand the release of a colleague held on suspicion of defaming the country's security minister. Bonero Lawson-Betum, head of the monthly publication La Nouvelle, was arrested and place ...
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