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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"

Tensions simmer in restive Togo

Governance is a family business but a new generation of protesters is trying to disrupt the old order

Casualties mount in Togo protests

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

Child killed as anti-government protests rock Togo

As the opposition call to unseat President Faure Gnassingbé, demonstrations on both sides have intensified in the region

Togo deals blow to Israel’s Africa quest

The Africa-Israel summit in Lomé is postponed as citizens protest Tongo president's repressive rule.

West Africa slays its dinosaurs

Togo’s beleaguered leader is the only would-be president-for-life left in the region

Togo demo urges end to Gnassingbe family’s 50-year dynasty

A huge rally for constitutional reform has taken place in Togo, a country presided over by one family for the past half-century.

Togo hopes polls will restore democracy, aid

Togo holds parliamentary elections on Sunday that, if free and fair, could convince international donors that the small West African state has fully embraced democratic rule. The European Union, once Togo's biggest donor, froze most aid to the former French colony in 1993.

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