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28 Nov 2019 | 11:42 AM UTC

Togo: Anti-government protest reported in Lomé November 27

Togo News Alert

Opposition supporters protest in Lomé on November 27; further protests expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lome). COUNTRY/REGION Togo


Civil society organizations and opposition supporters protested in Lomé on Wednesday, November 27, to demand fair elections ahead of the presidential elections, which should take place between mid-February, early March 2020. Further protests are likely to take place in the coming days and weeks.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected in the vicinity of any demonstration.


Political tensions remain high in Togo. Opposition leaders maintain that the government must comply with a list of demands, including the organisation of an electoral census and a reshuffle of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI).


Individuals in Lomé are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, and refrain from discussing domestic political issues in public.


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