Security forces in Togo used batons, tear gas and live bullets against protesters seeking an end to President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule on Wednesday and a child was killed in the ensuing clashes, according to Amnesty International.
The opposition in Togo on Tuesday boycotted the parliamentary vote on proposed constitutional reforms in the West African nation after raising concerns with the content of the bill.
Supporters of Togo’s ruling party are to stage a protest to counter that of opposition political parties in the country’s capital Lome on Wednesday and Thursday.
Togo’s parliament is to debate a bill on Friday that seeks to reduce the term limit of the president following series of protests across the West African nation calling for an end to the 50-year Gnassingbe dynasty.
Togo’s parliament is expected to begin work on the country’s constitutional reform bill by Friday amid series of protests across the West African nation calling for an end to the 50-year Gnassingbe dynasty.
Togo's parliament on Tuesday failed to discuss reforms to the country's constitution despite series of protests in parts of the West African nation calling for changes.
The President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe is coming under immense pressure to give in to agitations from Togolese protesting against his family’s ruling dynasty.
Members of Togo’s opposition party on Thursday demonstrated for the second day running as they continue to demand an end to the Gnassingbe dynasty and a change in the country’s constitution.
Officials in Togo have restricted access to the internet and some social media platforms as opposition party supporters continue with agitations demanding an end to the Gnassingbé dynasty.
A court in Togo has jailed opposition supporters who participated in a protest calling for an end to the Gnassingbe dynasty.