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Pirates Attack Oil-Carrying Vessel Off Togo

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Greek-operated oil tanker has disappeared from sight after being attacked by pirates off the coast of Togo. Togolese military officials say their forces engaged the pirates in gunfire after the attack Tuesday, but the pirates escaped. Togo’s army chief, Atcha Titikpina, told reporters the ship was headed for neighboring Benin when it disappeared from […]

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Togo PM, Government Quit Ahead of Elections

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The prime minister of Togo and his government have unexpectedly resigned just months before parliamentary elections in the tiny West African nation. No reason was given for the late Wednesday departure of Prime Minister Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo and his Cabinet ministers. Ebow Godwin, a freelance journalist in the Togolese capital, Lome, tells VOA the resignation […]

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Half-Brother of Togo President Imprisoned for 2009 Coup Plot

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in the West African nation of Togo has sentenced the half-brother of President Faure Gnassingbe to 20 years in prison for leading a failed 2009 coup. Kpatcha Gnassingbe is the former defense minister. Another coup leader also got a 20 year prison term, while other suspects got lesser sentences. Kpatcha Gnassingbe masterminded a […]

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