Africa: Togo
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe arrives for an ECOWAS Summit gathering of West African leaders in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 11, 2012.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Togo Election Postponed After Concerns Over Voter Roll

Friday, March 27, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Togo's presidential election has been postponed by 10 days to April 25, the communications minister announced on Friday, after calls for a delay over claims the voter register was flawed. The presidential election will be held on April 25, 2015 and not April 15, the initial date, s ...
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe waves to supporters during the Union for the Republic's national gathering in Kara on February 25, 2015.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

ECOWAS urges Togo vote delay

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Lome (AFP) - West African regional bloc ECOWAS has urged Togo to delay its presidential election over claims the voter register was flawed, its chairman said after talks in the country. ECOWAS chairman and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said during a visit to Togo Tuesday it was unlikely ...

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Togo

Monday, March 9, 2015 LOME, Togo, March 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Cemile Sancak visited Lomé during February 27-March 5, 2015. The team met with the highest authorities, including the President of the Republic, to discuss economic policy prio ...
Union for the Republic's supporters attend the party's national gathering in Kara, Togo, on February 25, 2015.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

Togo presidential election postponed to April 25: official

Friday, March 27, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Togo's presidential election has been postponed by 10 days to April 25, the communications minister announced on Friday, after calls for a delay over claims the voter register was flawed. The presidential election will be held on April 25, 2015 and not April 15, the initial date, s ...

200 decision-makers expected in Lomé (Togo) for the first Africa Best Practices Forum on 26 and 27 February 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 LOME, Togo, February 17, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Lomé, the capital of Togo, will host the first Africa Best Practices Forum on 26 and 27 February 2015 (http://www.africabestpractices.com). Pan-African bank Ecobank, recruitment agency AfricSearch and company Ellipse Communication ar ...
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on November 15, 2013.  By Patrick Kovarik (AFP/File)

Togo election set for mid-April: minister

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Togo's presidential election will be held in mid-April, a minister said Tuesday, clarifying a constitutional court ruling on the date of the vote. The cabinet is expected to set the date based on proposals from the national election commission, the minister for territorial administra ...
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on November 15, 2013.  By Patrick Kovarik (AFP/File)

Togolese elections by March 5 'at the latest'

Monday, February 2, 2015 Lome (AFP) - Togo's constitutional court announced Monday that presidential elections had to be held by March 5 at the latest . Voting in the West African country had to take place at least 60 days before the end of President Faure Gnassingbe's second term, which officially runs out on May 3, th ...

Innovate Africa Showcases World's First Recycled 3D Printer—From Togo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 The World's 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 Screens Earlier this year, the Woelab team in Lome, Togo, built the world s first 3D printer made from e-waste. I ...
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 Africa's 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 1, 2014 Lome (AFP) - The leader of Togo's main opposition party has been chosen to stand for president at next year's 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 ...
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 Togo's 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 N'Bouke, 58, the maximum sentence possible ...
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 ...
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