Africa: Togo
Togo's national football team player Emmanuel Adebayor (L) is pictured during a training session on January 18, 2017 in Btam, as part of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP)

Leading Togo At Cup Of Nations An 'obligation' For Adebayor

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) - Emmanuel Adebayor has been without a club for six months now but the only thing on his mind in that time has been leading his country Togo into the Africa Cup of Nations. In an interview with AFP at the Togo team's base in Oyem in northern Gabon, the former Arsenal, Mancheste ...

IMF Staff Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation Visit to Togo

Friday, November 4, 2016 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team, led by Ms. Cemile Sancak, visited Lom eacute; from October 20 to November 2 to conduct the 2016 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Ms. Sancak made the following statement: ldquo;The IMF staff mission held productive disc ...

Africa Cup of Nations 2017.  By Paz Pizarro, Vincent Lefai (AFP)

I. Coast start Nations Cup campaign against Togo

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Libreville (AFP) - Wilfried Bony's Ivory Coast will start their defence of the Africa Cup of Nations against Togo in January, according to the draw made Wednesday. Ivory Coast are in Group C against Togo, Morocco and Democratic Republic of Congo. Hosts Gabon will stage the opening match in Lib ...

AU Extraordinary Summit of the PRC on Maritime Security, Safety and Development opens in Lomé, Togo

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Members of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) began meeting in the Extraordinary Summit of the Assembly on Maritime Security, Safety and Development on 11 October 2016, in Lom eacute;, Republic of Togo. The members of the PRC examined the Draft African Union C ...

AU Commission Chairperson expected in Lomé, Togo, for an AU Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security

Saturday, October 8, 2016 The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is expected to arrive in Lom eacute;, Togo, next week for the African Union rsquo;s Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Africa, scheduled to take place from 11-15 October 2016. The Chairp ...

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 ...
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