France continues to be a major economic and political player in West Africa, especially in its former colonies
Togo articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Togo. Togo is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the "structure of the electoral system has largely ensured that the President and his party remain in power". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Africa archive.
President has been in power since 2005 and took over from his father, who ruled the country for 38 years.
As the nation’s rulers plot, the losers in this are the Togolese people yearning for freedom and democracy.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Togo’s capital Lome on Saturday, against President Faure Gnassingbe
Continent-wide fame of prize-winning Nigerian poet and social critic Tade Ipadeola is result of career and work steeped in most vital questions of modern life in fast changing Africa
Reinvigorated African democracy is vital to making the rise of Africa become the story of the 21st century
Monitors from African Union and ECOWAS delegations declare Togo’s crucial elections a success
Can African state hold free and fair vote amid delayed Togo elections and crippling partisanship?
Togo freedom of speech is only path towards full democracy if political class sets the right goals
Protests pit calls for election reform against government delays as Togo opposition pressures President: Protests continue to shake crucial African nation