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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

Event

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.

Context

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).

Advice

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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