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Togo to receive ex-French Gazelles?

Togo may receive five ex-French Army Gazelle helicopters as the procurement process is being reviewed by the French government.

Togo security forces clash with protesters

Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule and a child was killed in the ensuing clashes, according to Amnesty International.

Togolese to vote on presidential term limits after parliament impasse

A bill to limit presidents in Togo to two terms of office will be decided by referendum after it failed on Tuesday to win approval from parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers.

Togo must introduce two-term limit swiftly to prevent crisis

Togo must go the way of other West African nations and swiftly limit presidential terms to two if it wants to prevent protests escalating into a political crisis, the United Nations envoy to the region said on Saturday.

Teargas used on Togo protesters

Togo security forces fired tear gas at anti-government protesters on a late night sit-in at an intersection in central Lome as part of a bid to end the 50-year-old Gnassingbe family dynasty, witnesses said.
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