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I don’t feel like a dictator, says Togo’s longtime leader

I don’t feel like a dictator, says Togo’s longtime leader

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe had on Thursday insisted he was not a “dictator”, days before an election which resulted in him extending his family’s decades-long domination over the West African nation. The Togo leader will be serving fourth term in power, after winning the Saturday, a move made possible after the constitution was changed to […]

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud. The incumbent leader took 72 per cent of the vote share in the first round of the presidential election, the commission said, far ahead of former prime minister Agbeyome Kodjo, […]

Two sides claim victory in Togo vote as challenger cries foul

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”. The national electoral commission Ceni has yet to announce results from Saturday’s election, which passed off peacefully in the West African nation. But Gilbert Bawara, minister of public functions and a strong […]

2020 Togo elections: The top stories

2020 Togo elections: The top stories

It’s being a very peaceful atmosphere so far in this dramatic but exciting election. It’s being regarded as the best atmosphere during any presidential election in Togo’s history for the past half a century.

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power. Troops could be seen outside the house of Agbeyome Kodjo, considered an important challenger in the electoral race, as the government […]