As Togo goes to the polls in February, will change come?
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Politics and Society As Togo goes to the polls in February, will change come?

On February 22, the people of Togo will go to the polls. There have been protests against the rule of Faure Gnassingbé who took over power from his father in 2005. A constitutional change that would allow President Gnassingbé to extend his stay power till 2030 was approved by the parliament. Protesters are still demanding that Faure must go.

Meet Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet the creator of culturally relevant West African emojis
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Africans rising Meet Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet the creator of culturally relevant West African emojis

Over the past two years, Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet has designed over 350 emojis that celebrate African culture, history and contemporary life. He incorporated all his emojis from his project into an app called ‘Zouzoukwa’, so that Africans can use emojis ‘that correspond to their realities’.