West African leaders name Togo's president to lead Ebola response

West African leaders on Thursday appointed Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe to supervise the region's efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic, which has killed nearly 5,000 people, mostly in the region.

Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets Togo's Finance Minister

First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met visiting Togo's Finance Minister Adji Oteth Ayassor, and his accompanying delegation, here on Tuesday.

Gulf firms pledge $ 20 billion for West Africa projects

Countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Tuesday secured commitments from Gulf states to invest $20 billion in infrastructure projects across the eight-nation bloc.

Togo recognizes Kosovo as a country

Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj, and his Togolese counterpart, Robert Dussey, have signed today in Prishtina, the agreement for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Greek shipowner arrested in $543m heroin bust

The Greek coast guard and police working with the US Drugs Enforcement Agency have discovered around two tonnes of heroin hidden in warehouses and private homes with a street value of over EUR400m ($543m).

Three peacekeepers from Togo among those to be honoured by the UN

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be observed on Thursday, 29 May 2014.  This marks the sixth year in a row the United Nations will honour more than 100 Blue Helmets who lost their lives the previous year while serving the cause of peace. 

New financing agreement to strengthen small rural businesses in Togo

The government of the Togolese Republic and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a loan and grant agreement today for a US$39.6 million project that will provide needed financial and technical supports and job-creation opportunities for small businesses in rural communities throughout the West African nation.

Moov Togo launches 'Sports Connect' on Kirusa platforms

Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, announced today the launch of its popular service, Sports Connect, on the Moov Togo mobile network.

Togo-China relationship has a solid foundation and a bright future

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday vowed to advance cooperation with Togo. Li made the pledge as he held talks with Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe who is in the Nigerian capital for the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa.When...

Maroc Telecom and Etisalat have signed an agreement for the acquisition of six assets in Africa

Maroc Telecom has signed with Etisalat an agreement to acquire its subsidiaries located in Benin, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Niger and Togo.

World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence in Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa, including Togo.

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Soutien de la Croix Rouge suisse

Coopération

La Croix Rouge suisse a fait un don de 55 millions de Fcfa à son équivalent togolais afin de mener des campagnes de sensibilisation sur le virus Ebola.

Vigilance et prévention

Santé

Une réunion a regroupé mercredi autour du Premier ministre les membres de la commission nationale de lutte contre Ebola, la représentante de l’OMS au Togo et une délégation du Commandement des États-Unis pour l'Afrique.

Monter en puissance sur la répression

Coopération

Francopol, le réseau institutionnel de l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF) organise à Lomé une rencontre sur la lutte contre la violence faite aux femmes.

L’UEMOA déclare forfait

Sport

En raison de problèmes liés à l’organisation, la 7e édition du tournoi de l’UEMOA, prévue du 22 au 29 novembre à Lomé, a été reportée à une date ultérieure.