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Amnesty issues warning on Togo killings

AMNESTY International said yesterday that Togo security forces and allied militia fighters have killed at least 150 people since elections in April, and called on France to ensure equipment it gives to the African nation is not used to violate human rights.

Court confirms Togo poll winner

THE Constitutional Court in Togo has confirmed Faure Gnassingbe as winner of last month’s disputed presidential election.

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Armed gangs revolt at Togo poll result

SECURITY forces in Togo fought pitched battles with machete-wielding youths yesterday in violence which has killed at least 20 people and caused over a thousand to flee since the late ruler’s son won a disputed poll.

Elections protests spark violence in Togo

YOUTHS threw stones at police and set up blazing barricades yesterday in Lome, the capital of Togo, after Faure Gnassingbe, the son of the country’s late authoritarian leader, was declared the winner of a presidential vote his rivals say was fixed.

Rivals in Togo strike deal to avert bloodshed

TOGO’S two main political rivals acted to avert further bloodshed yesterday, agreeing to form a government of "national unity" following disputed presidential elections on Sunday.

Fears of violence as polls close in Togo

POLLING stations in Togo closed last night after a tense day of voting for a new president to replace Africa’s longest-serving leader, who died in February after 38 years in office.

Violence in Togo prior to elections

AT LEAST seven people were killed and scores injured in street battles between rival political supporters in Togo over the weekend.

Togo mourns former president with state funeral

TOGO officially mourned its former president yesterday with a funeral attended by regional leaders working to calm the country’s presidential succession struggle.

Tear gas fired at Togo protesters

POLICE in Togo fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters who took to the streets of the capital, Lome.

Riot police quell hundreds of protesters in Togo

DEMONSTRATORS protested against Togo’s new president yesterday, lighting flaming barricades in the capital’s streets and throwing rocks at riot police, who fired tear gas to keep crowds from moving toward government buildings.

Togo leader steps down and seeks election

PRESIDENT Faure Gnassingbe, facing mounting international pressure since Togo’s military installed him as leader three weeks ago, has announced he will step down and seek election in April.

Togo president in election vow

TOGO’S new military-installed leader has promised to hold presidential elections within two months, following the death of his dictator father.

Togo to hold elections in 60 days

TOGO will hold presidential elections within 60 days, agreeing to demands to defuse a crisis that sparked international outrage.

Togo peace bid

A TEAM of African diplomats arrived in Togo yesterday, seeking to end a crisis over the country’s leadership that has sparked deadly riots and drawn international condemnation.

Togo's president praises riot police

TOGO’S army-installed President Faure Gnassingbe has brushed aside international condemnation of his rule and praised the actions of his police force during riots that left at least three protesters dead.

Protests in Togo

TOGO’S opposition parties have called a stay-at-home protest for today and vowed to keep demonstrating against the army’s appointment of a new president following the death of Gnassingbe Eyadema.

African states summon Togo leaders to talks over 'coup'

AFRICAN leaders yesterday raised the pressure on Togo to resolve what many states have called a military coup, ordering the country’s new rulers to attend talks in Niger today or face the prospect of immediate sanctions.

Togo leader vows to hold elections

TOGO’S new leader, Faure Gnassingbe, yesterday said he wanted "free and transparent" legislative elections as soon as possible, in a speech promising reforms but ignoring fierce international criticism of his undemocratic nomination.

Protests over president subside

PEOPLE in Togo’s capital, Lome, began returning to work yesterday following protests over the army’s naming of Faure Gnassingbe, the late president’s son, as the new leader.

Togo president sworn in despite condemnation

THE man picked by the military to succeed his late father as president of Togo was sworn in yesterday as western diplomats boycotted the ceremony and hundreds of protesting students tried to disrupt it. Togo’s three main opposition parties urged the West African nation’s people to stay at home today and tomorrow in a "dead country" protest against the naming of Faure Gnassingbe as ruler.

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