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Despite protests, reform off the menu as Togo MPs meet

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Opposition lawmakers in Togo forced the adjournment of parliament on Tuesday in protest at a constitutional reform bill being left off the day’s agenda, despite days of anti-government protests. The president of the National Assembly, Dama Dramani, agreed to suspend the extraordinary session as lawmakers …

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Togo postpones Africa-Israel summit

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Togo on Monday cancelled an upcoming Africa-Israel summit, citing lack of time to prepare, after days of anti-government protests targeting President Faure Gnassingbe. The summit was due to have been held in the capital, Lome, late next month and was billed as a chance for …

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Togo opposition unconvinced by reform bill proposal

Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo opposition leaders on Sunday said they were not hopeful of political change, as parliament prepared to discuss potential constitutional reform after days of huge anti-government protests. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets this week calling for presidential term limits and denouncing President …

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Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Mobile internet services were off in Togo on Thursday, where new opposition protests were planned after huge anti-government demonstrations across the country. On social media such as Facebook and Twitter, which were still accessible using intermittent Wi-Fi access in the capital, Lome, users called for …

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Massive protests in Togo for constitutional reform

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters protested across Togo on Wednesday calling for constitutional reform, despite an apparent government concession to their demands. Amnesty International country head Aime Adi told AFP “at least 100,000” were in the capital, Lome, with similar demonstrations taking place in …

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VIDEO: Women strip to protest land give-away in Amuru

VIDEO: Women strip to protest land give-away in Amuru Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Plans to demarcate 10,000 hectares of land for sugar production in Amuru district turned sour when the locals stripped in protest. Land Minister Betty Amongi was in the area to oversee the surveying of the land. …

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AFP: Kenya police in running battles in opposition stronghold

Kisumu, Kenya | AFP | Riot police engaged in running battles Wednesday with protesters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu in western Kenya, as presidential aspirant Raila Odinga claimed massive poll fraud, an AFP reporter witnessed. Police fired tear gas as several hundred protesters in the neighbourhood of Kondele — an …

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Young Nigerians push for removal of political age limits

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Hundreds of young Nigerians marched on the country’s parliament on Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to remove age barriers on political posts, including the presidency. Nigeria’s 1999 constitution stipulates that the president has to be at least 40, while senators and state governors have to be …

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‘Welcome to Hell’ anti-G20 protests begin

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | Several thousand demonstrators vowing to “Smash G20!” marched Thursday with Hamburg police bracing for possible violence from a hardcore of several hundred hard-left activists. Police put the number of participants at some 8,000 at the beginning of the procession that was due to head towards …

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