Two sides claim victory in Togo vote as challenger cries foul
Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud".
Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close
The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces for a number of hours after polls closed in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.
I don't feel like a dictator, says Togo's longtime leader
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday insisted he was not a "dictator", days before an election in which he is aiming to extend his family's decades-long domination over the West African nation.
Togo protest hotbed in lock down as vote approaches
When Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe took to the stage for an election rally in the city of Sokode this month, the crowd chanted the campaign's popular catchphrase: "Knockout blow!"
Togo opposition accuses government of 'brutal' crackdown after two killed in protests
Togo's opposition has accused the government of deploying police and soldiers in a brutal crackdown in which two protesters were killed during a rally against upcoming elections. Security forces fired teargas and fought running battles on Saturday with demonstrators in the capital, Lome, and several other cities across the country. Both the government and the…
Togo opposition urges shutdown as election campaign starts
Togo's opposition coalition has called for workers across the country to stay at home on Tuesday as campaigning starts for parliamentary elections later this month.
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.
Opposition leader urges Togo president not to stand again
Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe was on Tuesday urged not to seek re-election in 2020 to guarantee his place in history as the man who ushered in peaceful political change.