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23 Nov 2009 description
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LOME, Nov 23, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Togo on Monday launched a month-long sensitization campaign under the theme "elections without arms and violence " in 2010, the national radio reported.

The campaign is aimed at cooling down the social climate in the run-up to the Feb.

14 Nov 2009 description
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LIBREVILLE, Nov 14, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Gabon repatriated 28 children out of the 34 found on an immigrants boat on Friday evening to Benin, their country of origin, aboard an Ivorian Air airplane.

Well dressed, a doll in the hands of some trafficking victims, and others holding a photo, these children left the Gabonese capital Libreville under strict escort.

The UNICEF representatives, Gabon's Ministry of Labor officials and host families came to the airport to say good-bye to the children.

Arranged like school children, they jumped the metal detector with a UNICEF …

05 Nov 2009 description
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OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 05, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- UEMOA plans 50 mln USD spending on water supply to West African countries UEMOA plans 50 mln USD spending on water supply to West African countries

The eight-member Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) plans a multi-million dollar program to improve water supply to countries in the region, the bloc announced here on Wednesday.

Water directors of UEMOA are evaluating a village hydraulic program of 25 billion FCFA (50 million U. S.

08 Sep 2009 description
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Accra, Sep 08, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A two-day meeting on how to enhance information on aid flows between donors and recipient countries to ensure predictability and easy monitoring of the use of resources opened in Accra on Tuesday.

The workshop which is being held under the auspices of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is an attempt by stakeholders to make information about aid flows more available and accessible to all stakeholders, particularly partner countries.

Representatives of partner countries from West and Central Africa, and Civil Society …

21 Jun 2005 description
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LOME, Jun 21, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Togo's newly appointed Prime Minister Edem Kodjo on Monday night announced the formation of a new cabinet, the state television reported.

The new cabinet is made up of 30 ministers. Five ministers retained their posts, three changed posts and 22 are new faces.

Zarifou Ayeva, head of the moderate opposition Party for Democracy and Renewal, will be the minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

09 Jun 2005 description
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ABUJA, Jun 9, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, also chairman of the African Union (AU), has discussed with head of the AU Commission Alpha Oumar Konare over the appointment of a mediator for Togo crisis, which reported locked the two in a rare row, the Nigerian presidency said Thursday.

At the meeting Wednesday night in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, Obasanjo assured Konare of his confidence and those of African leaders in his capacity as chairman of the commission, the presidency said.

17 May 2005 description
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ABUJA, May 17, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The African Union (AU) is to convene a special peace meeting in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Thursday to evolve an amicable solution to the lingering crisis in Togo, Nigerian Presidential Spokesperson Oluremi Oyo said here Tuesday.

Briefing newsmen at the State House, Oyo said the meeting "is aimed at helping the troubled country to find its feet."

The AU initiative, she added, followed the refusal of the opposition in Lome, capital of Togo, led by Gilchrist Olympio to serve in a government of national unity with the winner of …

03 May 2005 description
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LOME, May 3, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Faure Gnassingbe, the son of Togo's late president Gnassingbe Eyadema, was Tuesday formally declared winner of the presidential polls by the constitutional court.

The court "proclaims Faure Gnassingbe elected president of the Republic," after the Independent National Electoral Commission on April 26 announced that the ruling party's candidate Faure took 60. 22 percent of the ballots, or 1.3 million votes, while his main rival Emmanuel Bob Akitani got over 840,000, or 38.19 percent of the valid ballots cast.

17 Apr 2005 description
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LOME, Apr 17, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Violence in Togo's presidential election campaign killed seven and injured more than 100 in the capital on Saturday while both the ruling party and the opposition blamed each other for provoking the clashes.

Six ruling party supporters were beaten to death and about 100 their colleagues were injured during clashes with opposition supporters, said a statement issued on Sunday by the Togolese Movement for the Defense of Liberties and Human Rights, a party close to the ruling Rally of Togolese People.

A statement of the ruling party's …