Togo’s polling day marred by the shutting down of the internet

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A man shows his COVID-19 vaccination card after receiving the injection at a hospital in Accra, Ghana, 2 March 2021, Xinhua/Seth via Getty Images

Technology a shot in the arm in West Africa’s fight against COVID-19

Telecommunications companies, civic groups and state entities in Ghana, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire harness the power of technology in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

A man listens to the radio, in Lomé, Togo, 6 October 2016, Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Media freedoms further restricted in Togo

Togolese journalists Charles Kponwadan, Anani Vidzraku and Romuald Lansou were arrested for interviewing a prominent government critic without authorization.

Men gathered at a newspaper stand to read the news, in Lomé, Togo, 4 June 2007, EMILE KOUTON/AFP via Getty Images

Publication stands by story that Togolese regulator claims is false

The bi-weekly “L’Alternative” has been suspended for 4 months by Togo’s media regulator for what it terms the “publication of false information”.