Togo - State of emergency (DG ECHO, Government, Le Monde, The Guardian) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 June 2022)

  • On 13 June 2022, Togo's government has declared a "state of security emergency" in its northern border Savannah region, following another attack in May 2022 claimed by Mali-based Al-Qaeda militants (“Groupe de Soutien à l'Islam et aux Musulmans”) that killed eight Togolese soldiers and wounded thirteen. Fifteen assailants also died in the attack.

  • The measure is foreseen for three months and could be extended. Non-state armed groups in the Sahel have been progressively expanding and threatening the coastal West African states of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin and Togo.