Leaders across 31 African countries are committing to fighting climate change, rural poverty, and the erosion of the continent’s biodiversity, through the restoration of nearly 128 million hectares of land. Is such a concerted effort possible? What are some of the projects that are already underway?
Gabon and Togo’s recent decision to join the Commonwealth seemed like a blow to France – but was it?
The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members, respectively. Although both countries are former French colonies and have no historic association with the Commonwealth, they chose to join the 54-nation group to access the opportunities it provides.
Second-hand clothes carry both the individual and collective identity of their origin, that is, the fashion, style, and aesthetics. They go by different names in different parts of Africa; mitumba in Kenya, obroni wawu in Ghana, in Zimbabwe mabhero or bhero, calamidades in Mozambique, hudheey/hudeey in Somalia, abloni or sogava in Togo — these names carry the societal or cultural meanings.
Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
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.
Togo illustrates the difficulty of moving away from personalised politics.
Greetings Africa from Togoville a town and canton located in south of Togo at the northern edge of Lake Togo.
Anti-Gnassingbé protests have rocked Togo where large crowds of people have come out to demand a term limit and a return to the 1992 constitution. The protests have continued and seek to bring down the Gnassingbé dynasty that has ruled the country for over 50 years.