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Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations

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Togo forces fire on protesters, seven wounded

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Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

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Violent clashes in northern Togo after imam is arrested

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Togo bans marches hours after opposition announces one

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Togo panel approves controversial constitutional reform plan

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Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

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Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations
Archives In tonight's edition: in Kenya, a senior member of the electoral commission who fled to the US says next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible; police and... In tonight's edition: four people are killed in Togo amid violence in the city of Sokode; pressure mounts on Ugandan police to find a serial killer; and the hit tragi-comedy   Read More ...
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Togo officials deny reports of deaths in new anti-regime protests
Togo's opposition said Thursday that three people had been killed and dozens more injured in clashes with security forces in the capital. Togolese officials, however, deny the reports of fatalities. Opposition spokesman Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson told reporters "the provisional toll at 3:30 pm (1530 GMT) is three shot dead in Lome", with 44 shot and wounded, and a further 36 beaten up   Read More ...
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'Three killed' in Togo opposition clashes
Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo’s opposition on Thursday said three people were killed and dozens more injured as gangs of youths clashed with security forces trying to prevent the latest anti-government protest in the capital. Opposition spokesman Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson told reporters “the provisional toll at 3:30 pm (1530 GMT) is three shot dead in Lome”, with 44 shot and wounded, and a further 36 beaten up   Read More ...
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5 injured in new clashes in Togo's capital
Lome - Five people were shot and injured on Thursday as gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo's capital Lome, ahead of a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal. Eric Dupuy, spokesperson for the main opposition National Alliance for Change (ANC) party, said the five were shot in the Be area of the city and two of them were in a "critical" condition   Read More ...
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Three killed in Togo opposition clashes
Lome (AFP) - Togo's opposition on Thursday said three people were killed and dozens more injured as gangs of youths clashed with security forces trying to prevent the latest anti-government protest in the capital. "We're informed that the provisional toll at 3:30 pm (1530 GMT) is three shot dead in Lome. There have been 44 shot and wounded, and 36 beaten up," opposition spokeswoman Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson told reporters   Read More ...
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Togo forces fire on protesters, seven wounded
LOME (Reuters) - Security forces in Togo fired bullets and teargas on Thursday, wounding at least seven people as they sought to break up violent protests against the 50-year ruling family dynasty in the West African banking and transport hub. Activists have been demonstrating since August against President Faure Gnassingbe's refusal to give a clear date for stepping aside and to allow opposition parties to flourish in the region's only country that still does not accept presidential term limits   Read More ...
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Togo protests: What is the way out of the crisis?
Security forces and police have shut down Togo's capital, Lome, in a bid to prevent anti-government demonstrations from taking place for a second consecutive day. Protesters have held several rallies since August, demanding an end to Togo's 50-year ruling family dynasty. They want to see constitutional reforms introduced, including a two-term limit for presidents. Damehame Yark, the country's security minister, told reporters that at least four people were killed this week as protesters clashed with security forces in the capital and in the northern town of Sokode   Read More ...
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Togo forces fire on protesters, seven wounded
LOME: Security forces in Togo fired bullets and teargas on Thursday, wounding at least seven people as they sought to break up violent protests against the 50-year ruling family dynasty in the West African banking and transport hub. Activists have been demonstrating since August against President Faure Gnassingbe's refusal to give a clear date for stepping aside and to allow opposition parties to flourish in the region's only country that still does not accept presidential term limits   Read More ...
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Uneasy calm in Togo ahead of new opposition demo
Lome - Gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo's capital, Lome, on Thursday before a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal. The streets were largely deserted ahead of the rally which the opposition coalition has refused to cancel, that will see demonstrators marching to the offices of the Ecowas West African bloc to demand the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe   Read More ...
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5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits
Lome - Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits. Damehame Yark also said on state television that about 60 protesters were arrested throughout Togo. Wednesday was the first of two days of protests by the opposition demanding the reinstatement of Togo's original constitution, which they say would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from a fourth term in 2020   Read More ...
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At least 4 dead in Togo protest clashes
Lome, Togo | AFP | At least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Togo’s two largest cities after soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest. Opposition parties had refused to cancel plans for demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday, despite a government ban on weekday protests on security grounds   Read More ...
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At least 4 dead in Togo protest clashes
LOME: At least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Togo's two largest cities after soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti–government protest. Around 60 people were detained. 'We've shut ourselves away' In Sokode, the stronghold of the opposition Panafrican National Party (PNP), one local resident described the situation as "very tense"   Read More ...
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5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits
LOME, Togo – Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits. Damehame Yark also said on state television that about 60 protesters were arrested throughout Togo. Wednesday was the first of two days of protests by the opposition demanding the reinstatement of Togo's original constitution, which they say would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from a fourth term in 2020   Read More ...
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5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits. Damehame Yark also said on state television that about 60 protesters were arrested throughout Togo. Wednesday was the first of two days of protests by the opposition demanding the reinstatement of Togo's original constitution, which they say would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from a fourth term in 2020   Read More ...
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Togo:Situation très tendue malgré l'interdiction de la manifestation
Barricades de fortune, quartiers bloqués, gaz lacrymogènes et "expéditions punitives" menées par les forces de l'ordre: la situation était très tendue mercredi dans les deux plus grandes villes du Togo, alors que les manifestations contre le pouvoir prévues par l'opposition ont été interdites. Le centre de la capitale Lomé était bloqué et presque toutes les boutiques fermées à Deckon, le centre commerçant de la capitale   Read More ...
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4 shot dead in Togo protest clashes
Lome, Togo: At least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Togo’s two largest cities after soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest. Opposition parties had refused to cancel plans for demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday, despite a government ban on weekday protests on security grounds. The government said three people were shot dead in second city Sokode while one was killed and several wounded by gunfire in capital Lome   Read More ...
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Several dead in Togo protest clashes with police - France 24
At least four people were shot dead on Wednesday in clashes between protesters and security forces in Togo's two largest cities after soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest. Opposition parties had refused to cancel plans for demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday, despite a government ban on weekday protests on security grounds. The government said three people were shot dead in second city Sokode while one was killed and several wounded by gunfire in capital Lome   Read More ...
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Tension in Togo over banned opposition marches
Lome - Protesters erected makeshift barricades and blocked roads in Togo's two main cities on Wednesday, as soldiers and police launched teargas to prevent the latest anti-government protest. Opposition parties had refused to cancel plans for demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday, despite a government ban on weekday protests on security grounds. In the capital Lome, streets were blocked and most shops were shut in the commercial area of Deckon, according to AFP reporters in the city   Read More ...
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Tension in Togo over banned opposition marches
LOME (AFP) - Several cities in Togo were tense on Wednesday following clashes between opposition supporters, soldiers and police as demonstrators prepared to hold another anti-government protest the authorities have branded illegal. In Lome, streets were blocked and most shops were shut in the commercial area of Deckon, according to AFP reporters in the capital. In the southeastern neighbourhood of Be, an opposition stronghold, police and soldiers sought to disperse crowds of demonstrators using teargas   Read More ...
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WATCH: Togo protesters demand presidential term limit
Lome - Opposition supporters in Togo are defying government restrictions on protests to demand the president's resignation. They want to see constitutional reforms introduced, including a two-term limit for presidents. While the government has agreed to bring in the rule, the opposition is skeptical about whether it will be applied retrospectively. They suspect President Faure Gnassingbe will be allowed to run for office twice more   Read More ...
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Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested
Archives In tonight's edition: the death toll from Somalia's truck bombing rises to 300, with many more injured and scores still missing; the deadly plague outbreak in Madagascar is... In tonight's edition: preliminary results trickle in after Liberia's election; DR Congo's electoral commission says presidential polls are delayed to 2019; and Amnesty   Read More ...
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3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader. Lome - Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest on Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician. The government said on Tuesday that paramilitary forces arrested Mohamed Alassani Djobo on charges of preaching violence and hatred against the military   Read More ...
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Three dead in Togo clashes after imam arrested
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Guinée: Alpha Condé faiseur de paix au Togo?
CONAKRY-Alpha Condé sera-t-il le faiseur de paix pour ramener le calme au Togo? Après la visite du président Faure Gnassingbé, une délégation de plusieurs acteurs de la crise togolais est attendue cette semaine à Conakry. Selon nos informations, les principaux leaders de l'opposition togolaise comme Tikpi Atchadam, Jean-Pierre Fabre et François Boko étaient attendus à conakry pour rencontrer Alpha Condé.pour trouver une sortie de crise au Togo   Read More ...
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Four dead in northern Togo after imam arrested
Lome - Two teenagers were among four people killed in violence in Togo's second city after an imam close to the main opposition was arrested, the government and a rights group said on Tuesday. "Two soldiers on guard duty at the home of a VIP were lynched and executed and their weapons and ammunition were taken," the government said in a statement   Read More ...
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3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader
Lome - Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest on Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician. The government said on Tuesday that paramilitary forces arrested Mohamed Alassani Djobo on charges of preaching violence and hatred against the military. Djobo is associated with opposition politician Tikpi Atchadam who has led protests calling for presidential term limits   Read More ...
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3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician. The government said Tuesday that paramilitary forces arrested Mohamed Alassani Djobo on charges of preaching violence and hatred against the military. Djobo is associated with opposition politician Tikpi Atchadam who has led protests calling for presidential term limits   Read More ...
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Violent clashes in northern Togo after imam is arrested
Violence broke out in Togo's second city, Sokode, after the arrest of an imam close to the country's main opposition, fuelling tensions after weeks of anti-government protests. "Electricity was cut off at about 7:00pm after evening prayers," said Ouro Akpo Tchagnaou, from the main opposition National Alliance for Change (ANC). "Five police vehicles arrived to arrest Alpha Alassane, a very well-known imam in the city," he added   Read More ...
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Several dead in northern Togo after imam arrested
Three people were killed as violence broke out in Togo's second city, Sokode, after an imam close to the country's main opposition was arrested, the government said on Tuesday. "Two soldiers on guard duty at the home of a VIP were lynched and executed and their weapons and ammunition were taken," it said in a statement. "A young person also died and about 20 other civilians and members of the security forces were injured," it added   Read More ...
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Violent clashes in northern Togo after imam arrested
LOME: Violence broke out in Togo's second city, Sokode, after the arrest of an imam close to the country's main opposition, fuelling tensions after weeks of anti-government protests. "Electricity was cut off at about 7pm (2100 GMT on Monday) after evening prayers," said Ouro Akpo Tchagnaou, from the main opposition National Alliance for Change (ANC). "Five police vehicles arrived to arrest Alpha Alassane, a very well-known imam in the city," he added   Read More ...
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Understanding Protests In Togo Q&A -By Farida Bemba Nabourema
Since the protests in Togo have started in August 2017, I have been asked a series of questions repeatedly by non-Togolese people who are curious about the situation in my country. I have therefore decided to group these questions in this Q&A article. 1. Why are the people of Togo protesting against the current government? We are protesting because we are tired of being ruled by the oldest military regime in Africa   Read More ...
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Togo bans marches hours after opposition announces one
Lome, Togo | AFP | The Togo government on Tuesday announced a ban on all midweek marches, hours after the opposition announced plans for a rally next week in a campaign aimed at forcing out President Faure Gnassingbe. From Monday to Friday “all marches are banned. People can meet in a fixed spot” for their public meetings, the minister of territorial administration Payadowa Boukpessi told a press conference   Read More ...
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Togo bans marches hours after opposition announces one
Lome - The Togo government on Tuesday announced a ban on all midweek marches, hours after the opposition announced plans for a rally next week in a campaign aimed at forcing out President Faure Gnassingbe. From Monday to Friday "all marches are banned. People can meet in a fixed spot" for their public meetings, the minister of territorial administration Payadowa Boukpessi told a press conference   Read More ...
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Togo bans marches hours after opposition announces one
PROTESTS | TOGO. The Togo government yesterday announced a ban on all midweek marches, hours after the opposition announced plans for a rally next week in a campaign aimed at forcing out President Faure Gnassingbe. From Monday to Friday "all marches are banned. People can meet in a fixed spot" for their public meetings, the minister of territorial administration Payadowa Boukpessi told a press conference   Read More ...
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Thousands march on second day of Togo protests
Lome - Thousands of protesters turned out in the West African state of Togo on Thursday for the second day running, in a campaign aimed at forcing out President Faure Gnassingbe. Demonstrators converged from three points in the capital Lome for what was billed as a "march of anger" against a family which has ruled Togo for 50 years, culminating in a rally on the seafront   Read More ...
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Togo: des milliers de personnes à nouveau dans la rue contre le pouvoir
Lomé - Des milliers de Togolais ont manifesté mercredi à Lomé et en province pour exiger des réformes constitutionnelles après des semaines de mobilisation populaire contre le régime de Faure Gnassingbé, a rapporté un journaliste de l'AFP. . Dans les rues de la capitale togolaise, les marches ont commencé en fin de matinée sur trois itinéraires convergeant vers le bord de mer, où les leaders de l'opposition avaient prévu de tenir un meeting   Read More ...
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Thousands rally in Togo for fresh protests against president Faure Gnassingbe
Thousands of people protested in Togo Wednesday in the next phase of a campaign to force out President Faure Gnassingbe, whose dynasty has ruled the West African state for more than 50 years.Marchers converged along three routes in the capital Lome to a seafront site where they were addressed by opposition leaders, AFP reporters saw. Mobile access to the Internet was cut, as was the case in mass protests against Gnassingbe in August and September that drew tens of thousands of people   Read More ...
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Thousands muster in Togo for fresh protests
Lome - Thousands of people protested in Togo on Wednesday in the next phase of a campaign to force out President Faure Gnassingbe, whose dynasty has ruled the West African state for more than 50 years. Marchers converged along three routes in the capital of Lome to a seafront site where they were to be addressed by opposition leaders, AFP reporters saw   Read More ...
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Thousands muster in Togo for fresh protests
LOME: Thousands of people protested in Togo Wednesday in the next phase of a campaign to force out President Faure Gnassingbe, whose dynasty has ruled the West African state for more than 50 years. Marchers converged along three routes in the capital of Lome to a seafront site where they were to be addressed by opposition leaders, AFP reporters saw. Mobile access to the Internet was cut, as was the case in mass protests against Gnassingbe in August and September that drew tens of thousands of people   Read More ...
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Togo opposition calls for new protests
Opposition groups in the West African state of Togo on Saturday called for fresh protests this week to maintain pressure in their campaign to unseat President Faure Gnassingbe. In power since the death of his father in 2005, Gnassingbe is the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty, which has ruled Togo for more than half a century. In a statement, a coalition of 14 opposition parties urged supporters to turn out "in even greater numbers" on Wednesday and Thursday in rallies in Lome, in towns outside the capital and among the Togolese diaspora   Read More ...
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