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At least 80 arrested after Togo’s latest anti-government protests

At least 80 opposition protesters have been arrested after two days of demonstration demanding the departure of President Faure Gnassingbe. According to the Civil Service Minister Gilbert Bawara, the people were arrested Thursday night for “preparing to commit violent acts, vandalise shops”, AFP reports. The arrests were made after the police dispersed …

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Togo protests against Faure Gnassingbé

Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Togo’s capital, Lomé, protesting against President Faure Gnassingbé. The number of demonstrators is said to be unprecedented. The internet has been severely restricted. A government concession to introduce a two-term presidential limit through a constitutional amendment failed to dissuade …

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