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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starred in Gabon's game against Mozambique.
15/11/2015 - football

Zambia, DRC and Uganda qualify for African group stages for World Cup

Five nations will represent Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Zambia, Uganda and Gabon and DRC have made it through to the group stages following victories over the weekend.

An incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé campaign billboard
28/04/2015 - Togo

Togo opposition cries foul after Gnassingbé victory in presidential poll

The opposition in Togo says the presidential election at the weekend was marred by ballot-stuffing as partial results indicate President Faure Gnassingbé is set to win by a wide margin.

Incumbent presidential candidate Faure Gnassingbe casts his ballot in Lome 25 April 2015.
25/04/2015 - Togo

Winds of change will not sweep Togo says government, as hopes of new "Black Spring" fade

Voters in Togo took to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Outgoing leader Faure Gnassingbé is expected to win a third term, yet his main rival Jean Pierre Fabre has called for an end to his family’s rule of almost 50 years.


French press review 25 April 2015

The French press has robust coverage of Africa, including the anti-xenophobic rallies in South Africa, the high-tension presidential elections in Togo, political unrest in Guinea and revelations that ...
Faure Gnassingbe waves to a crowd at a campaign rally in Tado, Togo, 13 April 2015
24/04/2015 - Togo

Togolese voters won't accept fraudulent election results, says opposition

Togo’s opposition warned on Friday that tampering with this weekend’s election results could trigger violence.
Migrants are assembled after they disembarked from Italian Navy patrol ship Libra at the Sicilian harbour of Augusta
20/01/2015 - Report: Turkey - Italy

Turkey intercepts migrant boat bound for Italy

The Turkish coastguard has said it has intercepted a Togo-flagged ship in Mediterranean waters carrying hundreds of migrants bound for Italy.

African press review 14 July 2014

Al Shebab, Richard Branson and alcohol consumption all feature in stories in today's African papers ...

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault  with Malaysia's Najib Razak on a visit to the country this week
31/07/2013 - France - Africa

France to target 16 African countries for aid

France has rejigged its aid priorities with 16 African countries to receive the lion’s share of the 9.4 billion euros it is to give in 2013.

Togo's ruling party takes lead in parliamentary elections
29/07/2013 - African news explained

Togo's ruling party takes lead in parliamentary elections

The ruling party in Togo has taken the lead in Thursday's parliamentary elections which observers from the West African bloc, Ecowas, say were overall free and fair.
How fair was Togo's general election?
26/07/2013 - African news explained

How fair was Togo's general election?

Togolese voters went to the polls Thursday in parliamentary elections that have been delayed since October last year. There were reports of delays and technical problems at several polling stations.