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Megalopolis: how coastal west Africa will shape the coming century
The long read: By the end of the century, Africa will be home to 40% of the world’s population – and nowhere is this breakneck-pace development happening faster than this 600-mile stretch between Abidjan and Lagos

Howard W French

27, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Togo achieves ‘major feat’ of eliminating four neglected tropical diseases
WHO hails west African country as first in world to stamp out Guinea worm, lymphatic filariasis, sleeping sickness and trachoma

Jasmine Gadhavi

25, Aug, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Call for hippos to join list of world’s most endangered animals
New classification would mean a total ban on international trade in the animal’s body parts, as climate crisis and poaching hit populations

Patrick Greenfield

02, Aug, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Françafrique is back: Macron’s visit to Cameroon signals Colonisation 2.0
The French president sees himself as a break from old colonial ways. But his visit to the despot Paul Biya tells a different story

Vava Tampa

26, Jul, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Teenager saves baby from shipwreck during Mediterranean crossing
‘I am a good swimmer and I went to help people,’ says 17-year-old from Togo, who was among survivors rescued

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Jul, 2022 @2:10 PM

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Breaking the ice: one man’s epic journey from Togo to Greenland
In 1965, Teté-Michel Kpomassie left his African homeland for a new life in Greenland, swapping sunny beaches for icy fjords and spiced food for boiled seal. Now, at 80, he’s planning to retire to his ‘spiritual home’

Michael Segalov

06, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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WhatsApp spyware attack: senior clergymen in Togo among activists targeted
Bishop from Togo among 1,400 individuals alerted by WhatsApp to malware attack

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Jennifer Rankin

03, Aug, 2020 @10:40 AM

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‘I can't give in’: The Togolese nun caring for Aids patients amid Covid-19
NGO chief and Catholic sister Marie-Stella Kouak is no stranger to crisis, but fears a ‘catastrophic’ disruption of HIV/Aids drugs

Clément Girardot in Dapaong

27, Jul, 2020 @7:30 AM

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'It's a real battle': African authors fight for publishing independence
Francophone African books are still very often published by French imprints, which can make them hard to get at home. But there is a growing push for change

Olivia Snaije

14, May, 2020 @9:59 AM

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Togo has long been mired in political crisis – and elections won't change that
As the country goes to the polls, the ruling Gnassingbé dynasty has a stranglehold on power that looks unshakeable

Mawuna Koutonin

21, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'Alarming' Burkina Faso unrest threatens west African stability
Reach of extremist groups could spread to Ghana, Togo and Benin, says US military chief

Ruth Maclean in Ouagadougou

07, Mar, 2019 @1:26 PM

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The year's top development stories: 2017 in review
As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in Colombia

Lucy Lamble

25, Dec, 2017 @11:00 AM

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