Togo - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Togo


Togo confirms 1st coronavirus case

Mar 07, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The patient, who lives in the capital Lome with her family, is 'currently isolated in a treatment center for infectious diseases' after testing positive

PRECAUTION. A sign is seen in the window of a coronavirus pop-up store in Washington, DC, on March 6, 2020. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely 4th term

Feb 22, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Last year, Faure Gnassingbe pushed through constitutional changes allowing him to run again – and potentially remain in office until 2030

REELECTION. Supporters of President Faure Gnassingbe and candidate of the ruling Union for the Republic (UNIR) party (R) shout to mock supporters of main opposition candidate of the National Alliance for Change (ANC) party Jean-Pierre Fabre parade during the last election rally of the campaign in Lome on February 20, 2020. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Filipino seafarer dies as Togo pirates release Greek ship – company

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:30 AM

A full investigation is underway, according to ship managers, adding that the Filipino's demise 'was not as a result of any actions by those holding the crew hostage but due to illness'

PROBE UNDERWAY. Attacks on ships and the abductions of crew for ransom have become more frequent, especially along the Nigerian coast. File photo from MarineTraffic

Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:46 PM

On social media such as Facebook and Twitter which were still accessible using intermittent Wi Fi access in the capital Lome users call for services to be restored

Togo announces campaign to combat bird flu outbreak

Aug 27, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The announcement comes after the virus was detected at two poultry farms in the Togo capital Lome

TOGO CRASH. A collision between a truck and a bus leaves 47 dead in Togo.

Mantan gelandang PSM Makassar Ali Khadafi meninggal dunia

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Pemain sepak bola Perseru Serui asal Togo Ali Khadafi wafat di usia 31 tahun karena sakit paru paru

Mantan gelandang PSM Makassar Ali Khadafi meninggal dunia di usia 31 tahun. Foto dari Twitter/puantheking

Togo votes for a new president

Apr 25, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Some 3 5 million of Togo s seven million people are registered to vote They will choose between Faure Gnassingbe and opposition leader Jean Pierre Fabre

ELECTIONS. Men from Togo look for their names on a voters list outside a polling station in Lome, Togo, 24 April 2015. Photo by Legnan Koula/EPA

Pinoy seafarer has no Ebola, just flu

Aug 23, 2014 - 10:53 PM

The Philippine embassy in Nigeria reports that the Filipino tested negative for the Ebola virus

Panic grips Ebola-hit west Africa

Aug 12, 2014 - 6:54 AM

West African nations battling the tropical disease ramped up drastic containment measures that have caused transport chaos price hikes and food shortages

SCOREBOARD. Liberians read the Daily Talk chalk board on the Ebola outbreak situation in the capital Monrovia, Liberia, 09 August 2014. Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola: Flights suspended, football games halted

Jul 30, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Since March there have been 1 201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone

Liberians read an information poster about the prevention of contracting the Ebola virus on a street in Monrovia, Liberia, 27 July 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

47 killed in Togo road crash

Apr 16, 2014 - 8:29 AM

Togo s ministers of security and transport report 47 dead and 15 seriously injured following a collision between a truck and a commercial bus

TOGO CRASH. A collision between a truck and a bus leaves 47 dead in Togo.

France launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:12 AM

French troops on Sunday January 20 consolidated gains in Mali s Islamist held north as Paris said the aim was its total reconquest and Canada Germany and Russia offered vital aid for the offensive

IN MALI. French soldiers from the 5th RHC (Combat Helicopter Regiment) walk on the flight path on January 20, 2013 at the 101st airbase near Bamako. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

France pounds Islamist strongholds in northern Mali

Jan 14, 2013 - 7:30 AM

French jets pounded the Islamist strongholds of Gao and Kidal in northern Mali on Sunday January 13 forcing insurgents to flee on the third day of a game changing intervention

Youngest Olympics competitor at 13 keeps it simple

Aug 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

An Olympic wildcard beats the goal she set for herself