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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...