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China’s Foreign Minister to embark on African tour including Togo

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, a key member of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is set to visit four African countries, including Togo, from January 13 to 18, following invitations extended to him.

Togo’s former Archbishop Philippe Kpodzro passes away in Sweden

The former Archbishop of Lomé, Monsignor Philippe Kpodzro, known for his unwavering advocacy for political change in Togo, died at the age of 93 in Sweden. The Catholic dignitary, in exile in Europe for the past three years, was a prominent figure during the last presidential election in Togo.

FIFA elevates Togo’s international referee count to 14

The Togolese Football Association officially announced on Wednesday the addition of two new referees to the list of Togolese international referees, bringing the total to 14 for the year 2024.

Togo and Czech Republic strengthen ties through new Consulate in Lomé

According to the Togolese authorities, Oukpedjo Abdou Saïd, appointed as the honorary consul by the Togolese government, is entrusted with the task of enhancing commercial, economic, sociocultural, and scientific ties between the two nations. Additionally, his role includes safeguarding the interests of Czech nationals in Togo.

Togo’s Elections : Shifting timelines and opposition concerns

Togo's government announced on Monday that the upcoming legislative and regional elections are scheduled to take place no later than the end of the first quarter of 2024, deviating from President Faure Gnassingbe's commitment last December to hold the polls within 12 months.

Press Freedom in Togo: “Warning signs flashing red”

"This award is not truly good news for our country," said Ferdinand Ayité, the Togolese winner of the International Press Freedom Award presented on Thursday evening (November 16, 2023) by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in New York

Togolese journalists face jailed over social media defamation charges

Two Togolese journalists, Loic Lawson, the editor of Flambeau des Democrates, and Anani Sossou, a freelance journalist, found themselves in prison on Wednesday, facing charges of defaming Housing Minister Kodjo Adedze on social media.

Togo signs another free roaming agreement with Ghana

Togo has recently entered into another significant free roaming agreement, this time with Ghana, following a similar agreement with Benin. Commencing from March 1, 2024, mobile phone users traveling between Togo and Ghana will enjoy reduced communication costs without the hassle of changing SIM cards, all thanks to the elimination of roaming charges.

New landmark roaming between Togo and Benin Republic

Togo and Benin have recently inked a significant roaming agreement. Starting from January 1, 2024, residents of both countries visiting each other will enjoy reduced communication expenses while retaining their SIM cards

Togo celebrates as ‘Made in Togo’ clothing exports to the USA commence

The Adetikopé Industrial Platform (PIA) has officially commenced the export of 'Made in Togo' clothing to the United States of America on Tuesday, October 10th. Togolese authorities are proudly hailing this new era.

Togo and EU hold political dialogue on key regional issues

On Monday, October 9th, Togo and the European Union held their second session of political dialogue in Lomé, within the framework of the new agreement between the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries and those in Europe.

Togo-Crackdown on Cybercrime : 13 Nigerians arrested in Lomé

Additionally, a group of 13 Nigerian cybercriminals was arrested on September 30th. They specialize in online scams, creating counterfeit profiles on social media to establish fraudulent romantic relationships.

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Togo-Yacoubou Moutawakilou, condamné à mort et exécuté pour son engagement pour le Togo

Depuis ce triste jour du 13 janvier 1963 où Sylvanius Olympio fut assassiné, tous ceux qui ont essayé d´affronter la dictature en se mettant sur son chemin, furent impitoyablement éliminés. La liste de tous ces martyrs, assassinés d´une façon ou d´une autre, est longue. Les nombreuses tentatives depuis le début des années ´90 pour humaniser le pouvoir d´état et le rendre aux Togolais, n´ont pas pu résister à la terreur militaire, seule légitimité de la dictature du père en fils.