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Togo opposition announces resumption of protest demos

Togo's opposition coalition on Tuesday said it would resume its protests against President Faure Gnassingbe and his government, despite both sides having agreed to a suspension during talks.

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Togo crisis talks set to begin on Monday

The Togolese government and opposition finally decided to convene on Monday for a last resort at dialogue. Discussions supposed to resolve the political crisis that has been going on for six months.

Togo government and opposition to hold crisis talks

After months of ongoing protests, people in Togo and the international community have set their hopes on the upcoming talks between President Faure Gnassingbe's government and opposition parties.

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Thousands protest against government in Togo

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Togo's capital Lome on Saturday, against President Faure Gnassingbe and his government.

Togo healthcare workers join strike as protests mount

Togo’s government was facing fresh turbulence on Wednesday as healthcare workers went on strike, joining thousands of demonstrators holding opposition protests on the streets.

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Relinquish power if you lose in 2019 – Senator Ekweremadu tells President Buhari

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Thousands of women in anti-president protest in Togo

Thousands of women took to the streets of Togo's capital Lome on Saturday to protest against the power of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Opposition and ruling party supporters march in Togo

Thousands of people took to the streets in Togo on Saturday in the first anti-government protests of the year, as supporters of President Faure Gnassingbe staged counter-demonstrations.

Togo’s opposition takes anti-govt protests into new year

Opposition parties in Togo this weekend hold their first anti-government protest of the year, with progress on constitutional reform in an apparent stalemate after months of action.

Embattled Togo leader breaks silence in New Year address

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to "dialogue" in his New Year address given late Wednesday.

Tens of thousands protest in Togolese capital

Tens of thousands of people again took to the streets of Lome Saturday to protest against the regime of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Thousands gather in Togo to protest president

Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of the Togolese capital on Saturday, the latest in a series of mass protests against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe.

ECOWAS urges Togo to have an ”inclusive dialogue” on political crisis

West African leaders have called on Togolese political actors to hold an “inclusive dialogue” as soon as Togolese again hit the streets of Lome on Saturday to protest President Gnassingbe’s regime.

More protests in Togo as president chairs Ecowas summit

Protesters again took to the streets of Togo's capital Lome on Saturday to demonstrate against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, who was in Nigeria chairing a summit of West African leaders.

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