May 3, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Togo's constitutional court declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying votes on Sunday. Head of the Constitutional Court Aboudou Assouma said on state television that the final results show that Gnassingbe receive a majority of the votes with about 59 percent. ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Independent UN rights expert Margaret Sekaggya on Thursday called on the government of Togo to work towards providing an environment that allows human rights defenders to carry out their work. Sekaggya explained that this could be done by enforcing existing laws, avoiding stigma and fostering a ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Elizabeth Zitrin: The United States of America, proud of its commitment to fairness and justice, is being left behind on one of the most important international human rights issues of our age. We are way behind the curve. Surpassed in human rights by, most recently, Togo and Burundi. The U... ...[read more]
March 18, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Constitutional Court of Togo on Wednesday affirmed the election of incumbent President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe despite five suits alleging voter fraud filed by the opposition. The court held that the accusations made by the opposition were unsubstantiated. The final vote totals decided by ...[read more]
February 2, 2010
by Ann Riley
The Constitutional Court of Togo ruled Tuesday that presidential candidate Kofi Yamgnane is not eliglble to run in the February 28 election. Yamgnane was to face incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe of the ruling Rally of the Togolese People (RTP) party. The court rejected Yamgnane's bid over ...[read more]
August 29, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
Former Central African Republic President Ange Felix Patasse was convicted in absentia Tuesday on fraud charges and sentenced to 20 years hard labor. Patasse and four other members of his former government have been charged with embezzlement and fraud stemming from transactions with the Libyan ...[read more]
September 26, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
UN human rights officials have accused the government of Togo of using over-zealous force at the time of the heavily disputed April presidential elections, saying that government security and armed forces killed 400-500 people and wounded thousands more. A report released Monday by the Office of ...[read more]
August 4, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
The Togo parliament has unanimously passed a law that will increase prison time and fines for individuals convicted of child trafficking. The law comes in response to a reprimand by US State Department officials two months ago telling the Togolese government and 13 other countries that they would ...[read more]
May 3, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
Togo's constitutional court Tuesday confirmed ruling party candidate Faure Gnassingbe as the official winner of the disputed April 24 presidential election. According to the court, Gnassingbe won by 60.15 percent of the vote. The constitutional court said that the opposition's candidate ...[read more]
April 27, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Togo opposition presidential candidate Bob Akitani Wednesday claimed he had won the presidency of the country with 70% of the vote and called for people to resist the government a day after official results put him a distant second to ruling party candidate Faure Gnassingbe in a poll rife with ...[read more]

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