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

Togolese investigative journalist Ferdinand Ayite is being threatened and sued for defamation for exposing malfeasance in the country’s petroleum industry.

CIPESA reviews Ethiopia’s recurring internet shutdowns against the landmark ECOWAS Court of Justice ruling, declaring Togo’s 2017 internet shutdown illegal.

A protester holds a sign reading 'yesterday you once again assassinated one of ours, #mango', referring to a 9-year-old killed in Mango, northern Togo, 21 September 2017, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

In a continuing show of force against opposition demonstrators and citizens, authorities in Togo have announced a ban on political rallies in three cities in the north of the country – Sokodé, Bafilo and Mango.