Simmering Discontent Ahead of Togo Polls

Ahead of parliamentary elections expected this month, a wave of protests by opposition groups and a heavy-handed clampdown by security forces have set the scene for a tense struggle for reforms.

  • Togo:  Simmering Discontent Ahead of Polls

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 24 October 2012

    A recent wave of protests by Togolese opposition groups and a heavy-handed clampdown by security forces have set the scene for a tense struggle for reforms in a country that has ... read more »

Opposition supporters in Lome. (file photo)

  • Togo:  Political Parties Hold Forum Ahead of Elections

    African Elections Project, 12 September 2012

    Five Togolese opposition parties on Monday engaged in a political dialogue to discuss the organization of the legislative elections before the end of 2012. read more »

  • Togo:  Thousands Protest Ahead of Elections

    African Elections Project, 27 August 2012

    Ahead of Togo's parliamentary elections in October, a coalition of civil society and opposition groups called "Let's Save Togo" demonstrated in Lome on Saturday for the elections ... read more »

  • Togo:  Authorities Ban Radio Station's Call-in Programs (press release)

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 10 August 2012

    Togo's media regulatory body has suspended the call-in shows of a leading private radio station without giving the station an opportunity to defend itself in court, according to ... read more »

  • Togo:  Protests Continue for Third Day in Lomé

    allAfrica.com, 14 June 2012

    Protests are continuing for a third day in Lomé after two days of clashes between security forces and demonstrators calling for reforms ahead of upcoming elections. read more »

  • Togo:  Politics - On the Mend?

    This is Africa, 5 January 2012

    The same family and political party have ruled Togo for the past 44 years. In 2005 president Faure Gnassingbé, the English speaking son of president-for-life ... read more »