Togo Opposition Takes to The Streets

The opposition is protesting against Constitutional reform recently announced by President Faure Gnassingbé, who has ruled the West African nation since the death of his father in 2005. Gnassingbe Eyadema came to power in 1967, after a military coup that led to a one-party state. There were elections in 1993, 1998 and 2003, but all were either boycotted by the opposition or criticized as being unfair.

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    Deutsche Welle, 7 September 2017

    Thousands marched through the streets of Lome for the second day running calling for president President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to step down. Togo's opposition has been calling… Read more »

  • Togo:   'People Are Fed Up'

    Deutsche Welle, 7 September 2017

    A huge rally for constitutional reform has taken place in Togo, a country presided over by one family for the past half-century. Opponents of the government want President Faure… Read more »

  • Togo:   Opposition Plans Big March for Reform

    allAfrica, 5 September 2017

    A coalition of opposition political parties on Monday called on the Togolese people to demonstrate for institutional and constitutional reforms, and more freedom and democracy in… Read more »

Opposition Protest in Togo


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