Four dead in fuel tank explosion at Togo factory: Govt

 Four people were killed when a fuel tank exploded at a cement factory outside Togo`s capital, Lome, the country`s security minister said on Wednesday.

Selom Klassou named as Togo`s new prime minister

 Togo`s President Faure Gnassingbe has named Selom Klassou as the country`s new prime minister after winning elections in April, extending his family`s nearly five-decade grip on power.

African leaders to discuss joint piracy response: Togo

African leaders will meet later this year in Togo to discuss drawing up a continental charter against maritime piracy, the country`s authorities have announced.

Togo government resigns as President begins third term

Togo`s Prime Minister Kwesi Seleagodji Ahoomey-Zunu and his government resigned on Friday, an expected move after elections last month that saw President Faure Gnassingbe extend his family`s nearly five-decade grip on power.

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Togolese president on re-election

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated his Togolese counterpart Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe on his re-election.

Togo opposition rejects presidential election victory

Togo`s main opposition party on Wednesday rejected official presidential election results declaring victory for incumbent Faure Gnassingbe with 58.75 percent of the vote, and instead claimed a win for its candidate Jean-Pierre Fabre.

Togo president re-elected with 58.75 pc of vote: Official

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe has won a third term with 58.75 per cent of the vote in Saturday's polls, the electoral commission said, with his main rival Jean-Pierre Fabre taking 34.95 per cent.

Togo president extends lead in vote: partial results

Togo`s incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe has extended a strong lead over his main rival in a weekend poll, according to the latest partial results issued Tuesday.

Togo president ahead in weekend vote: Partial results

Togo`s incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe appeared set for a third term Monday after a weekend election, with partial results giving him a strong lead.

PM Modi conveys best wishes to Togo on their National Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended best wishes to the people of Togo, on their National Day.

Togo votes for a new president

Togo votes for a new president on Saturday, with the incumbent Faure Gnassingbe seeking a third term in office to extend his family`s grip on power into a second half-century.

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns from compassionate leave
Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns from compassionate leave

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned from compassionate leave and is available for Saturday`s Premier League match against Burnley, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.

Gulf of Guinea: Africa`s new pirate paradise

A year after vowing to banish buccaneers from their waters, countries in the Gulf of Guinea -- the new epicentre of piracy in Africa -- are struggling to get their act together.

Emmanuel Adebayor's brother says striker 'brainwashed' by Islamic leaders
Emmanuel Adebayor's brother says striker 'brainwashed' by Islamic leaders

Togo football star Emmanuel Adebayor's brother Kola has said that the Tottenham Hotspur striker has been "brainwashed" by Islamic spiritual leaders into believing that their mother used black magic to ruin his form on the field.

Togo`s opposition calls for massive street protest

Togo`s opposition on Thursday called for a large-scale protest on the streets of the capital to demand political reforms before next year`s general election.

Togo opposition slams president over refusal to reform

Togo`s opposition on Wednesday slammed President Faure Gnassingbe`s rejection of political reform before next year`s general election, but vowed to keep up the pressure on him to act.

Ghana defender Boye out of Togo qualifier
Ghana defender Boye out of Togo qualifier

Ghanaian defender John Boye has been ruled out of Wednesday`s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo in Lome because of an ankle injury.

47 killed in Togo road crash

Forty-seven people died and 15 others were were seriously injured in a collision between a truck and a commercial bus in Talo, a village 185 kilometres north of the Togolese capital Lome, the government said today.

Captain James lays Vivaan to rest

Indian merchant ship captain Sunil James, who was freed from Togo jail after being arrested for allegedly aiding pirates, performed last rites of his son on Sunday.

Indian sailor Sunil James released in Togo, family thanks PM

The family of Sunil James thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the Indian merchant ship captain`s release from Togo jail.