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March 7, 2018 6:27 AM Top economic policy adviser for Trump resigns

US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. In a statement released 114

February 17, 2018 7:34 AM President Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating land redistribution and outlined plans to boost the economy and create jobs. His predecessor, Jacob Zuma, stepped down on Wednesday 75

February 16, 2018 8:44 AM Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working 73

November 1, 2017 2:49 AM 'They used technology to turn me into a bloody dictator' – Faure reacts

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has bemoaned the use of social media to portray him in a bad light as thousands of opposition supporters call for his resignation. This is his first reaction to the anti-government protests that started in August in demand for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution that stipulates a two five-year term limit for presidents 122

October 30, 2017 7:41 AM Togolese Protesters to face court today

The Greater Accra Police Command will today arraign 26 Togolese nationals before the court for staging an unlawful demonstration before in Accra. The demonstration was foiled by the Police after the Togolese converged at the Kawukudi Park in Accra to protest the current Political crisis that has bedevilled their country, Togo. The Public Relations Officer 56

October 29, 2017 2:08 AM Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana: UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 113

October 28, 2017 1:11 PM Police arrest 26 Togolese nationals for staging unlawful demonstration

The police in Accra have arrested 26 Togolese nationals for planning to stage an unlawful demonstration over the political situation in their country. The suspects including two leaders were part some 300 nationals from Ghana’s immediate eastern neigbour, who had converged in Accra early Saturday to protest over the political tension in Togo. There are fears 48

October 27, 2017 9:50 PM Togolese fleeing human rights abuses to Ghana – UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 97

October 20, 2017 4:10 AM 5 injured in new clashes in Togo's capital

Lome - Five people were shot and injured on Thursday as gangs of youths and the security forces clashed sporadically in Togo's capital Lome, ahead of a planned opposition protest that the government has ruled illegal. Eric Dupuy, spokesperson for the main opposition National Alliance for Change (ANC) party, said the five were shot in the Be area of the city and two of them were in a "critical" 107

October 18, 2017 12:25 PM Kenya election commissioner resigns, flees just days before the election, saying vote cannot be fair

NAIROBI — One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the Oct. 26 elections resigned Wednesday, fled the country, and said the imminent vote could not be fair. Rather than contradict her, however, the commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati, afterward said he did not think a credible election was possible either. Roselyn Akombe, one of seven 91