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Togo ruling party triumphs at first local polls in 30 years

6 July 2019, 2:49 PM

Togo’s ruling party has cruised to victory at the first local elections in 32 years in the West African nation that has been dominated by one family for decades, results said.

Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi

Benin’s former president Boni Yayi leaves amid political crisis

25 June 2019, 6:04 AM

Former Benin President Boni Yayi left the country on Saturday after “his health deteriorated rapidly.”

Faure Gnassingbe

Togo changes law to let president stand for two more terms

9 May 2019, 3:07 PM

Togo’s parliament has voted a constitutional change allowing President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has ruled the small West African country since 1967, to run two more times and potentially remain in power until 2030.

Soldiers walking in the street

Ghana, Togo and Benin on alert against jihadist threat

21 March 2019, 3:36 PM

An alarming rise in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso is posing a mounting threat to security in three of its coastal neighbours, according to security sources and analysts.

Togo elects first female head of National Assembly

24 January 2019, 12:26 PM

Togo has elected its first female head of the National Assembly, following parliamentary elections that saw the ruling party maintain its majority.

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