Faure to attend inauguration of Ghana's new president

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe is to arrive in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Wednesday to attend the inauguration of newly elected President John Atta-Mills, the presidential office announced. Atta-Mills, 64, was declared the winner of the...

John Atta-Mills wins Ghana presidential election

John Atta-Mills, 64, is the winner of Ghana's presidential elections, the electoral commission said Saturday as it announced the outcome of a run-off vote. "On the basis of the official results given, it's my duty to declare Professor John E...

Ecowas urges Ghana to reopen borders ahead of vote

Ecowas on Friday criticised Ghana's decision to close its land borders two days ahead of a presidential run-off and urged the government to reconsider its decision. "The closure of the borders two days before the election without adequate no...

West African nations seek voice in global economic crisis

A summit of West African countries has called for a regional response to the global financial crisis, saying Africa should not sit on the sidelines as the international community debates the issues. The 15 member nations of the Economic Community...

Egypt police kill Togolese migrant at Israel border

Egyptian border police shot dead a Togolese migrant as he tried to enter Israel illegally, a security official said on Saturday. The 25-year-old was shot in the head near the border, just south of the Gaza Strip, the official said.Egyptian police...

Togo qualifies to enter HIPC debt relief program

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that Togo had qualified to enter a debt relief program managed by the IMF and World Bank, which seeks to reduce the debt burdens of the world's poorest countries. The IMF said with significant poli...

UN rights chief hails end of death penalty in Togo

The U.N.'s top human rights official has welcomed a decision by Togo to remove the death penalty from its penal code. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the abolition of capital punishment in the West African country demonst...

Central African ex-leader Patasse comes home for peace talks

Former Central African Republic president Ange-Felix Patasse arrived here Sunday after five years in exile in Togo to participate in long-delayed peace talks in the troubled country. "I have not come to judge but to find grounds for entente...

Togo Reaches Decision Point Under the Enhanced HIPC Debt Relief

The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have determined that the Republic of Togo qualifies for debt relief under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, enabl...

Orange is in talks to buy GSM license

France Telecom SA, Europe's third- largest telephone company, said it's in talks to buy a phone license in Togo in western Africa. The company didn't disclose financial details. The license would give France Telecom the right to operate in the co...

Nigeria to play Togo in local U-20 tournament

Nigeria's under-20 squad will play their Togolese counterparts in the opening game of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) U-20 competition Group A qualifiers on Nov. 28, local media reported. Another group A match will be held between Benin Rep...

Togo says to distribute HIV/AIDS drugs at no cost

Togo will start distributing free of charge from Nov. 17 the anti-retroviral drugs that extend the lives of HIV/AIDS patients, its government said on Saturday. "Anti-retroviral medicines distributed by the network of the Central Supply of Es...

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Piraterie maritime : riposte judiciaire commune

Justice

Le Togo organisera en novembre prochain une conférence sur la sécurité maritime. La piraterie touche la plupart des pays du Golfe de Guinée.

L'Union européenne double la mise

Coopération

L'Union européenne a approuvé lundi le déblocage d'une aide de 1,15 milliard d'euros à l'Afrique de l'Ouest. L'un des bénéficiaires est le Togo.

Saison des transferts : Amevor quitte les Pays-Bas

Sport

Le défenseur togolais Mawouna Kodjo Amevor vient de signer pour deux ans avec le club anglais de Notts County. 

NBRC : rencontre entre experts togolais et européens

Coopération

Le Togo entend lutter contre les risques liés aux agents et matériaux nucléaires, radiologiques, biologiques, et chimiques.