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Togo President Gnassingbe wins re-election in landslide: preliminary results

Togo President Gnassingbe wins re-election in landslide: preliminary results

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory on Monday and called on his rivals to drop a competing claim, with official preliminary results showing him re-elected in a landslide.

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces for a number of hours after polls closed in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.

Togo votes as Gnassingbe seeks to extend dynasty's half-century rule

Togo votes as Gnassingbe seeks to extend dynasty's half-century rule

Polling stations opened in Togo on Saturday for a presidential election expected to extend incumbent Faure Gnassingbe's 15-year hold on power, and his family's rule of more than half a century.

Togo holds its first local elections in over 30 years

Togo holds its first local elections in over 30 years

Togo will hold its first local elections in 32 years on Sunday -- during which one family has ruled the West African nation -- with some opposition parties taking part after boycotting last year's parliamentary polls.

Togo opposition shutdown fails to rally strong support

Togo opposition shutdown fails to rally strong support

A Togo opposition appeal for an economic shutdown to protest upcoming parliamentary elections failed to muster support on Tuesday with many businesses ignoring the call and staying open as usual.

Qatar, Togo sign pacts to boost bilateral ties

Qatar, Togo sign pacts to boost bilateral ties

Qatar and Togo signed a raft of agreements and memoranda of understanding following a session of official talks chaired by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the visiting President of Togolese Republic Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe at the Amiri Diwan on Monday.

French judge indicts businessman Bollore in Africa corruption probe

French judge indicts businessman Bollore in Africa corruption probe

A French judge has indicted businessman Vincent Bollore in a corruption investigation related to his group's businesses in two countries in Africa, the company said on Wednesday.

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

West African leaders have made their first comments after two months of increasingly bloody violence in Togo, calling on the presidency and the opposition to sit down to talks.

Gambian foreign minister urges Togo president to resign

Gambian foreign minister urges Togo president to resign

Togo's leader Faure Gnassingbe should resign immediately and the African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS should persuade him to step down if he does not, Gambia's Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe said.

Current oil prices to soon spur demand growth: Saudi minister

Current oil prices to soon spur demand growth: Saudi minister

Oil demand will soon reflect the “attractiveness” of the current level of crude prices, and Asia will be a vital engine of economic expansion for decades, Saudi Oil Minister ...