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Togolese opposition to drive further protests over stalled constitutional talks, property damage and transport disruption likely

06 February 2018


Anti-government protesters in Togo supporting the coalition of 14 political parties led by the Combat for Political Change (CAP2015) and the Pan-African National Party (Parti National Pan-Africain: PNP) staged further demonstrations in Lomé, the capital, on 3 February.

The protesters were demanding the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé and constitutional reforms, including the retroactive application of presidential term limits agreed to in the 1992 constitution. The protests went ahead despite an earlier pledge by the opposition to suspend such gatherings in the run-up to talks mediated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) scheduled to commence on 15 February, led by Guinea and Ghana.

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