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Togo opposition cries foul as court confirms Faure’s election triumph

Petition filed by Togo opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo, was rejected by the Constitutional court which found it "lacked evidence likely to support the allegations of fraud".In his reaction after the judgement on Tuesday Mr. Kodjo who had declared himself...

Togo’s president re-election, confirmed by Constitutional Court

Togo’s Constitutional Court announced final results Tuesday, confirming the country’s president easily won a fourth term, extending the grip his family has had on power since 1967 as the opposition alleged fraud.The court, in its final tally of the...

Togo opposition leader heads to court to challenge vote results

Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo said on Wednesday he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential elections in which he placed a distant second to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe."I filed a petition to the Constitutional Court on...

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.The incumbent leader took 72 percent of the vote share in the first round...

Vote count in Togo as opposition alleges fraud

Togo tallied ballots Sunday after a key challenger insisted he could cause a shock upset despite what he claimed was "fraud" in an election President Faure Gnassingbe was widely expected to win.Troops briefly surrounded the homes of opposition candidate...

Togo bars observer group from monitoring election

Togo's election authorities on Wednesday barred a main independent observer group from monitoring an upcoming poll expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe extend his family's decades-long rule.The West African nation of 8 million holds a presidential ballot on Saturday...

Togo joins league of manganese producing countries

Togo has now joined the circle of manganese-producing countries. Thanks to the soon-to-be exploitation of the Nayega manganese deposit in the far north.The decision was taken at a recent ministerial council meeting in Lomé, the capital. The government has...

Togo parliament pass new law clamping down on protests

Togolese members of the parliament have passed a new law which puts further restrictions on demonstrations following a wave of opposition rallies. The government says the law is to make the country safer but the opposition sees it as an...

Togo parliament vote caps presidential terms

Togo's parliament has voted to reinstate the two-term limit for presidents, but the change does not apply to the current leader.President Faure Gnassingbé will be eligible to run in future elections in...

Barter market still alive and thriving in Togo

Alohou Papa stands in the middle of the bustling market in Togoville and blows hard on a bright red whistle to catch everyone's attention."It's 9 o'clock. The village chief is sending me...
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