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Emile Kouton

Togo: internal squabbles cause opposition to crumble

The people of Togo are feeling disillusioned with the country's opposition leaders, saying that they were "deceived" and "disappointed"

Casualties mount in Togo protests

Opposition ire over the president’s extended term in office spilled over into the streets this week

Togo’s high priest of voodoo and the tabloid press

''May our ancestors protect you and guide your every step,'' newspaper editor and voodoo high priest Togbui Gnagblondjro III whispers to the children who have come to pay their respects. He is standing in front of the offices of his paper Tingo Tingo, one of the best-selling dailies in Togo, as he speaks the blessing, proving that he has little trouble combining his twin roles.

Tensions ease in Togo

Calm was returning slowly on Thursday to the Togo capital, Lomé, after post-election violence that has killed at least 22 people, amid assurances from France that it will not intervene in the affairs of its former West African colony. Most of the victims were opposition supporters, medical sources have said.

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