Africa: Togo

Former Prime Minister Of Togo To Head United Nations Rural Poverty Agency

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Rome, 14 February 2017 ndash; Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized United Nations agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating r ...
Togo's forward Emmanuel Adebayor reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group C football match between Togo and DR Congo in Port-Gentil on January 24, 2017.  By Justin TALLIS (AFP/File)

Adebayor ponders future after Togo Cup exit

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor will return home and ponder his options after his country exited the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday. The 32-year-old former Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur forward has been without a club since leaving Crysta ...

Togo goalkeeper Kossi Agassa (right) concedes a goal during the Africa Cup of Nations match against Morocco in Oyem, Gabon, on January 20, 2017.  By ISSOUF SANOGO (AFP/File)

Togo fans attack goalkeeper's home after Cup of Nations loss

Monday, January 23, 2017 Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Angry fans attacked the home of Togo's Kossi Agassa and the scarred goalkeeper is now a major doubt for the decisive Africa Cup of Nations clash against DR Congo on Tuesday. The 38-year-old was blamed by Togolese fans for his role in the 3-1 defeat to Morocco last Fr ...
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.[/ ...
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