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Togo’s former Prime Minister Agbeyomé Kodjo passes away

Gabriel Messan Agbeyomé Kodjo, a prominent political figure in Togo and former Prime Minister, breathed his last on Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Paris, France, at the age of 70.

Togo’s 2024 election date moved, deposit requirements revised

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé has rescheduled the parliamentary and regional elections to April 20, as confirmed by a government announcement issued on Saturday, February 24th, 2024.

Togo sets dates for 2024 parliamentary and regional elections

In a recent session of the council of ministers held in Lomé on Thursday, February 8th, the Togolese government has officially announced the dates for the upcoming parliamentary and regional elections. The polls are scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13th, 2024.

RSF uncovers continued surveillance on Togolese media figures

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has revealed this week that Pegasus cyber-espionage software continues to infiltrate the mobile phones of Togolese journalists, especially Loïc Lawson and Anani Sossou. The duo currently faces legal action in Togo, triggered by a complaint from the Minister of Urban Planning.

Togo – Legal Saga continues for journalists Lawson and Sossou

This legal saga draws parallels with a past defamation case involving journalists Isidore Kowounou, Ferdinand Ayité, and the late Joël Egah, who had clashed with the same minister and another government official.

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.

More appeals for Media Law amendment in Togo following journalists’ release

Loïc Lawson and Anani Sossou, journalists detained at Lomé's civil prison since November 15, 2023, were released on Friday, December 1, 2023, as reported at the beginning of the weekend. While there are no formal contemplations or discussions, the release of the journalists has triggered a surge in appeals for a swift amendment to Togo's media laws.

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
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