Africa: Togo

Hong Kong Bans Import Of Poultry Meat And Products From Togo

Friday, August 26, 2016 The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (August 26) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Togo, it has banned the import of poultry ...
In Togo's capital Lome, the fashion for wearing strings of beads around the waist -- an ancient tradition known as 'djonou' in the Gulf of Guinea region -- has made a comeback in recent years.  By Emile Kouton (AFP/File)

In Togo, a revival of the ancient allure of waist beads

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Wearing a brightly-coloured wrap-around dress, Sonia ambles through the crowds at a market in a popular neighbourhood of Lome, a string of tiny red beads dangling from her hips. I'm very comfortable wearing waist beads. But it is also a way of attracting men, says the 24-year-old h ...

Police officers and members of the Togolese army carry the casket and a picture of Sgt Landja Mozoboyo, one of the five Togolese peacekeepers killed in Mali, during a commemoration ceremony in Lome on July 8, 2016.  By Emile Kouton (AFP)

Tributes paid to five Togo soldiers killed in Mali

Friday, July 8, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Five United Nations peacekeepers who were killed in an ambush in central Mali were on Friday given full military honours at a ceremony in Togo. The commemoration took place near Togo's presidential palace and was attended by President Faure Gnassingbé, senior members of the country s ...

Promoting abstinence with Togo's 'Virgin Queens'

Sunday, June 12, 2016 Lome (AFP) - With her tiara, silky hair and satin dress, Pascaline Boukari Kombate looks like any other beauty queen. But the blue sash she wears with pride tells a different story. Kombate is Togo's reigning Virgin Queen , whose job is to tour schools and promote sexual abstinence in a country ...

AHIF: Togo Sets Pace For New Era Of Growth

Friday, June 3, 2016 In the run-up to the first Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lom eacute;, the organiser, Bench Events, has praised Togo rsquo;s commitment to far-reaching infrastructure improvements destined to boost economic growth and transform the country into a strategic transport hub in west Africa.[/ ...
Togo's cocoa farmers have looked to organic farming and to obtaining fair-trade labels to give added value to their product.  By Philippe Huguen (AFP/File)

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal. In Togo a small cooperative has embraced the idea but also stumbled upon a unique selling point in a tropica ...
In Ghana's capital, there has been an increased visible police presence in public places such as malls and beaches, while officers in plain clothes are also patrolling.  By Chris Stein (AFP/File)

Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

Monday, April 25, 2016 Accra (AFP) - Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo. In Ghana's capital, there has been an increased visible police presence in public places such as malls a ...
A police armoured car patrols in Accra on December 9, 2012.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

Ghana, Togo warned of possible militant attack

Friday, April 15, 2016 Accra (AFP) - Ghana and Togo are likely targets of possible Islamist attacks similar to those recently in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, a Ghanaian intelligence report has warned. Intelligence gathered by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) indicates a possible terrorist attack on th ...

Adebayor returns to Togo squad

Monday, March 28, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Emmanuel Adebayor has returned to the Togo national team after ending his self-imposed international exile ahead of Tuesday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations home qualifier against Tunisia. Adebayor joined the national team yesterday after negotiations with FTF officials. He trained just ...
Crystal Palace's Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor (C) plays the ball during an English Premier League match at Selhurst Park in south London on February 13, 2016.  By Ian Kington (AFP/File)

Adebayor turns down Togo recall to focus on club future

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Lome (AFP) - Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has turned down a recall to the Togo national team ahead of this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to focus on his club future. Togo are due to face Tunisia on March 25 in Monastir, before hosting the same opponents four days later as t ...

Togo’s Prime Minister To Attend AHIF

Thursday, February 18, 2016 The Prime Minister of Togo Komi S eacute;lom Klassou, has announced he will be among the VIPs attending the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, being held under the patronage of Faure Essozimna Gnassingb eacute;, President of Togo, in Lom eacute; in April. Mr Klassou said: ldquo;Togo has ...

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 ...
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