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Togo: Protesters call for President Faure Gnassingbé’s Exit

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Fresh protest in Togo calling for exit of President Faure

The streets of Lome, capital of Togo was lined with protesters today who were calling for the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe. Faure has been in power for 15 years, taking over from his father Gnassingbe Eyadema who ruled for 38 years.

Faure had promised to hold talks with opposition groups since November but has been mute so far. The regional mediators, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Alpha Conde of Guinea have also been working to open negotiations between the sides.

According to Punch, Leader of the opposition National Alliance for Change, Jean-Pierre Fabre told AFP during the protests:

For now the Guinean and Ghanaian presidents are trying to have ‘appeasement measures’ taken so that the talks can start. The protests are going to continue until our demands our met

Photo Credit: Twitter – @Farida_N

16 Comments

  1. LemmeRant

    December 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    It has begun.

    Little by little. Africans are waking up.

    We are also awaiting 2019.

    • Linda

      December 3, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Abegi 2019 what will you do. Pior Pior Pior. You all can’t do anything. All talk no power. Day before protest you get threats you chicken out like tuface.
      Nation with no men, mschewwww. No am not Nigerian, i denounced it

    • Dust

      December 3, 2017 at 8:01 am

      @linda peace is more important than making Africans turn against themselves thinking they are fighting for their rights but destroying themselves.

      @lemmerant what about the other dictators in the middle-east.. the que:en of Ingland is also a dictator. Changing govts does not mean the idea of the govt is dead it just means new faces are going to be the same thing the previous govts were doing and get paid for doing it. It does not suddenly improve the exchange rate of the country, it does not boost the infrastructures of the country.

      there can’t be a regime change in any of the fr:ench colonies without fraaance backing the opposition. maybe the current president has fallen out of favor with them and they are trying to get the citizens to turn against him same way they are trying to demonise Ghana and Nigeria using their media.

      West Africans need to be prepared… EuRoUpe is cooking something specifically for west africans..

    • Loool

      December 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Dust,
      Queen of England is a dictator?? Let me laugh small. Google is free, please educate yourself before making embarrassing statements online.

    • Diamond

      December 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Dust: I disagree with your position, comparing Queen of England with African republics. The UK operates monarchy, whereas the countries that the leaders are sitting tight in Africa are republics. Besides the Queen doesn’t have absolute power/authority over the kingdom; they know their limit – they were almost abolished if they had mis-stepped after the events that led to Diana’s death. And I believe William and Harry’s goodwill is what will preserve the monarchy after the queen is gone, because their father is hugely unpopular. With Charles, Britain may do away with the monarchy.

  2. Honestina

    December 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    There’s a die hard spirit within the francophone citizens. They just won’t stop till they are done. See what the Burkinabaes did. I’m hoping for Cameroonians to follow suite at least to liberate the anglophone Cameroon from oppression.
    Good luck my dear Togolese.

  3. Mrs chidukane

    December 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Lovely. Enough is enough.

  4. Bowl

    December 3, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Brave people !

  5. Seriously

    December 3, 2017 at 5:07 am

    This is impressive. There has to come a time whether these old leaders like it or not, Africa must evolve.
    However, the gov will simply put in their own right hand. Mugabe gave up power easily bcos he’s very senile and the new president is still under him. New faces, same mindset.

  6. Susie

    December 3, 2017 at 6:32 am

    2017: the year dictators began to go extinct in Africa. …

  7. BARNABAS NOEL

    December 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

    africa will get better

  8. Victor Adegoke

    December 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Africans are now waking up against ” Life Presidency”.

  9. Très Chic

    December 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    God will return Togo’s lost glory IJMN Amène!

  10. Austine

    December 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    He must go either he likes it or not

  11. Temi Tope

    December 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    OH!! POOR AFRICA… NO ONE RESPECTS US.. NO WONDER OUR OWN PEOPLE WERE SOLD INTO SLAVERY IN LIBYA.. HOW A PRESIDENT BE IN POWER FOR 38 YEARS??? NO AFRICA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO.. IT IS JUST A SHAME.. I WONDER WHEN WILL WE BE ORGANIZED??

    INDEPENDENT FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS. FOR MANY… 60 YEARS IS A LOT.. BUT LOOK WHERE WE ARE WITH ALL OUR DIAMONDS, OIL, GAS, BAUXITE, FERTILE SOILS, RUBIS, SAPHIR.. AND SO ON SO FORTH.. LOOK WHERE WE ARE.. THERE IS NO SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN NATION..

  12. NY abdul samed

    December 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I don’t understand why some of Africa leaders still need a white man as their advicer while before have your independent your country pay for them and signed to manage your own affairs and today you’re still in their foots ask yourself why??????????????
    1) Is because you can’t handle your own affairs????
    2) Is because you don’t have knowledge?????
    Again why??????????????

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