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Talks resume between Togo government and opposition

Talks between Togo's ruling party and the opposition resumed on Friday after a month-long pause, with Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo acting as a mediator.

Togo opposition suspends protests at Ghana’s request

Opposition groups in Togo said Friday they were suspending upcoming protests against President Faure Gnassingbe at the request of Ghana, which is mediating in the crisis.

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 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.

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

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to accept in good faith the outcome of the election should he and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, fail to win next year’s presidential contest.

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.

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.

Togo frees detained Imams critical of government

Authorities in Togo have released two religious leaders detained for their critical views on the regime of President Faure Gnassingbe.

New protests in Togo as efforts to start talks stall

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Lome on Saturday for the third time this week to demand the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe, with little sign of progress on promised talks.

President Buhari, five other leaders meet with Faure Gnassingbe on Togo crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari and five other West African leaders have called for an immediate roadmap to pave the way for negotiations in Togo between President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema and the opposition movement.

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe visits opposition stronghold after protests

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, said he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country's second city that was hit by anti-government protests.

Togo’s Faure Gnassingbe blames opposition for violence

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has accused the opposition of orchestrating violence that has killed at least 16 people in massive anti-government protests across the country.

‘Stalemate’ fears over long-running Togo protests

Togo's opposition on Thursday rounded off its third protest against the government this week amid concern about a loss of momentum after more than two months of action.

Togo says open to talks with opposition over demos

Togo's government on Monday said it was working towards talks with its political opponents after more than two months of protests calling for President Faure Gnassingbe's resignation.

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