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Togo operating Mbombe and Mamba APCs

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Togo’s military has revealed it is operating Paramount Mbombe 4 infantry combat vehicles, as well as recently acquired Mamba Mk 7 armoured vehicles. These were...

Togo attack a sign of Sahel violence spreading south

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Security experts have warned for several years that the extremist violence engulfing the Sahel inevitably would spread south to the coast. Four countries along the...

Togo looks like West Africa’s new frontier of violent extremism

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The threat of violent extremism across West Africa has been on the rise in recent times. Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa...

Four West African states mount operation against Islamist insurgents

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Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts...

Africom Commander visits Togo, Benin, Ghana and Ivory Coast

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, Ivory Coast...

ISS: Evidence must guide terrorism prevention in Benin and Togo

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For civil society and the media to play a meaningful role, they need accurate information about violent extremism. Since 2016, terrorism has become a serious...

France donates boats to Togo

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France has donated two semi-rigid patrol boats to Togo’s navy, which will use them to combat piracy and other maritime crimes. The vessels were officially...

ISS: Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

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Recent attacks raise questions about how secessionist tendencies have been managed in post-independence Africa. On 25 September 2020, gunmen raided police stations in Mepe and...

Togo’s prime minister and government resign, presidency says

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Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government tendered their resignation on Friday, the presidency said in a statement, congratulating the Cabinet for...

Uncertainty clouds Togo’s Gazelle acquisition

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Togo’s Air Force has taken delivery of two modernised Gazelle helicopters but is reportedly considering cancelling the contract and not taking delivery of another...

Seven crew kidnapped off container ship near Gabon

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The container vessel MSC Talia F has been attacked by pirates off the coast of Gabon, with seven crew abducted. The vessel was attacked on...

Gnassingbe win confirmed

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe won re-election with 71% of the vote, final results from the constitutional court showed, extending his 15 year rule and...

Togo President declares landslide election win

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory as official preliminary results showed him re-elected in a landslide with an opposition candidate also claiming...

Togolese president to seek re-election

Many Togolese have known just two presidents in their lifetime - Faure Gnassingbe, who is running for a fourth term in an election, and...

ISS: Togo ups its ante against terror threats

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Until early 2018, violent extremism in West Africa had been largely confined to the Sahel region. Since then fears of a spillover into neighbouring...

Pirate attacks continue in West Africa

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The Gulf of Guinea has recorded its third ship hijacking this month, with a chemical tanker captured off Togo, as the region continues to...

Togo term limit law allows president 10 more years of rule

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A change in Togo’s law voted through on Thursday would allow longstanding President Faure Gnassingbe to stay in power potentially until 2030, extending his...

Missing tanker docks in Togo

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A tanker with 19 crew members on board docked at a port in Togo after going missing for over a week in...

Call for Togo president to resign

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Togo President Faure Gnassingbe should resign immediately and the African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS should persuade him to step...

Four dead in Togo clash

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Four people were killed in Togo in clashes between security forces and demonstrators calling for an end to a half century of...

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