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ECOWAS condemns Gbagbo, announces summit

West African bloc ECOWAS on Saturday condemned the swearing in of Laurent Gbagbo following Ivory Coast's disputed elections and said regional leaders planned to meet in a special summit on the situation.
"The ECOWAS commission wishes to expre...

ECOWAS rejects Gbabgo

The chairman of a regional body representing 15 countries in West Africa said that Ivory Coast had been suspended from their organization.
The suspension, announced by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, comes as Ivory Coast's incumbent P...

Chissano preaches peace in Ivory Coast

The former president of Mozambique, Joachim Chissano, called in Lome for political dialogue to resolve the political crisis arising from the emergence of two presidents following the 28 November presidential run-off vote in Cote d'Ivoire.

'Dialog...

IMF approves US$22 million disbursement

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of Togo’s economic performance under a program supported by the three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The Executive Board app...

Impressive success


Togo's foreign debt will be slashed more than 80 percent after the African nation took steps to recover from economic crisis, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said Tuesday.
The Bretton Woods institutions said their execut...

Paris Club cancels Togo’s debt

The Paris Club agrees on a cancellation of the debt of the Togolese Republic in the framework of the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative
The representatives of the Paris Club creditor countries and of the Togolese Republic a...

Togo gets new Press Centre

Pascal Bodjona, private secretary to the Togolese president on Thursday afternoon in Lome, inaugurated a new press centre worth about 46.3 million francs CFA. (US$1= 500 Francs CFA). The centre, located in the centre of Lome, comprises a large me...

Togo bans plastic bags

Togo on Wednesday said it will outlaw the import and sale of plastic bags from July in order to protect the environment, picking up on a growing global trend.
"These bags have become truly disastrous for the environment...The public m...

ASKO tops Togo mid-season soccer League table

ASKO of Kara is six points clear on Togo's Premier League table, mid-way into the end of the season. Following are results of the outstanding Round 15 matches played at the weekend and the 16-team table:Results: AS Douanes - Etoile Filant 0-2 Abo...

Togo launches 94 million $ bond on UEMOA market

The Togolese government on Thursday launched a 47 billion FCFA (94 million US dollars) bond for the 2011-2016 period.
This bond will attract investors from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), an eight-member economic block...