Monday, May 20, 2024

Togo

Togo 

Togo Struggles with a digital ID while actively surveilling citizens

For four years Togo has been inching towards issuing a digital identity (ID) card. While there are indications that 2022 may be the year...
EthiopiaTogo 

Good News, Bad News: A Story of Internet Shutdowns in Togo And Ethiopia

The pushback against internet shutdowns in Africa received a boost last month when the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of...
Togo 

Police Abuse Journalists for Covering Arrest of Opposition Presidential Candidate

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) condemns the use of tear gas by Togolese security officers to disperse a group of journalists who...
Togo 

Three Newspapers Suspended for Disparaging Articles on Diplomats

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is deeply concerned about the suspension of three newspapers by the Haute Autorité de l’Audiovisuelle et de...
CameroonDemocratic Republic Of CongoGhanaSomaliaTogo 

AFEX Calls on African Governments to Promote Safety of Journalists, Combat Impunity

Resolution At the end of the Sixth General Meeting of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) held in Accra, Ghana, on November 7 and...
Togo 

Access to Facebook and WhatsApp Blocked in Togo

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on September 6, 2017. Reports from Togo say social media has been disrupted in the country since September...
Togo 

Togolese Police Kill Seven Protesters

This statement was originally published by on mfwa.org on August 21, 2017. There has been a bloody crackdown on peaceful anti-government protesters in Togo, with...
CameroonNigeriaTogo 

Culture of Impunity Still Pervasive in Africa: 113 FOE Violations Recorded, Only 10 Redressed

Impunity for crimes against journalists, media professionals, activists and citizens remains a worrying trend in Africa. According to the second edition of the Freedom...
BeninCameroonChadDemocratic Republic Of CongoEthiopiaGambiaGhanaGuineaLesothoLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigeriaSomaliaSouth SudanTanzaniaTogoUgandaZimbabwe 

Freedom of Expression in Africa: 183 Killed by Security Agents in 3 Protests

A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in three countries – Ethiopia,...
Togo 

Togo: One Person Dead, Dozens Injured at Demonstration

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on March 8, 2017. Attempts by gendarmes in Togo to disperse thousands of taxi and commercial motorcycle drivers...
Togo 

Togo: Journalist Attacked for the Second Time in 12 Days

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 20, 2017. Robert Avotor, a reporter with the L’Alternative newspaper in Togo, who was recently assaulted...
Togo 

Togo: Gendarmes Attack Journalist, Force Him to Delete Pictures

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on February 8, 2017. A journalist with the L’Alternative bi-weekly newspaper in Togo was assaulted in the line...