Posts tagged Togo


Against the grain: Togo leader Gnassingbé resists calls for democratic change

Winds of political change are sweeping through Togo. Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of the capital, Lome calling for president President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé to step down. Protesters are demanding for the end of the “Gnassingbé dynasty”. The Gnassingbé family has ruled Togo for more than 50 years. While the government has made a concession to introduce a two-term presidential limit to calm the volatile political situation, protesters are unyielding, calling for an end to Gnassingbé rule. Democracy has been elusive in many west African states. Togolese people are demanding the return of democracy in the country. Could people power force Gnassingbé out?


Togo where disabled children’s accused of witchcraft are imprisoned and ostracised

In Togo, the disabled children or children slightly different from others are accused of witchcraft and held responsible for deaths in their families or communities. Most of the children accused of witchcraft have been excluded from their communities, and severely mistreated. The situation is getting worrying as the vulnerable children are subjected to different heart-wrenching forms of abuse. Various organizations have been pushing the authorities and communities to combat the ill-treatment of children.


Notable moments of Stephen Keshi’s career

Former Nigeria’s Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Keshi, died on Wednesday, 8 June. Keshi had a successful football career. He was one of two African coaches to win the AFCON competition as a player and as a coach, and the only black African to do so. As the world continues to pay tribute to the football legend, here are some highlights, in texts and pictures, from his remarkable career.