Togo
  • Togolese opposition plans huge demonstration Jan. 26
    17 january 2019 17:30:47
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Coalition of Togolese opposition political parties has scheduled a meeting on January 19 and 20, prior to a planned national demonstration on January 26, PANA learnt from political sources on Thursday in Lomé.Full text...
  • Togo health authorities declare passengers in contact with victim of lassa fever wanted
    15 january 2019 18:04:11
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo health authorities say they are looking for passengers on a public transport vehicle which also carried a girl who died on board, suspected of carrying the Lassa virus. Full text...
  • Togo obtains US$15m to set up a solar power station
    14 january 2019 19:33:08
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Togo has secured a US$15 million loan from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for the establishment of a 30 MW solar power plant, PANA learned from official sources in Lomé on Monday. Full text...
  • Benin and Togo want to expand their continental shelf
    13 january 2019 15:24:20
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin and Togo are pledging to formalize their joint submission to extend their continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles, according to official sources on Sunday in Cotonou.Full text...
  • Togolese opposition coalition postpones anti-gov't march to 26 January
    12 january 2019 12:52:02
    Lomé,Togo (PANA) - Togo's coalition of 14 opposition political parties has postponed demonstrations to denounce the "electoral power grab" planned for 12 January to 26 January in order to give it a "national character", according to a communique it issued in Lomé on Saturday.Full text...
  • Togo grants presidential pardon to 454 prisoners
    08 january 2019 19:33:54
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé has granted a presidential pardon to 454 prisoners, it was officially announced here on Tuesday. Full text...
  • FIFA President to visit Togo on 9 January
    06 january 2019 11:24:41
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Gianni Infantino, President of the International Football Federation (FIFA), will visit Togo on 9 January as part of an African tour, sports sources told PANA on Sunday in Lome. Full text...
  • Togolese Prime Minister resigns
    05 january 2019 16:10:31
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou resigned on Friday following the parliamentary elections of 20 December, said a statement issued Saturday by the Presidency of the Republic in Lomé. Full text...
  • Lassa haemorrhagic fever detected in northern Togo
    05 january 2019 12:16:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's health authorities have detected and confirmed a case of Lassa haemorrhagic fever in Doufelgou prefecture in the northeastern part of the country, according to a statement issued Saturday by Health and Social Welfare minister Mustafa Mijiyawa. Full text...
  • Lomé hosts continental tennis tournaments
    03 january 2019 18:34:27
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese capital, Lomé, will from 7 to 15 January host two continental tennis tournaments, sports sources told PANA on Thursday. Full text...
  • Togolese president breaks tradition as he fails to deliver New Year address
    02 january 2019 14:12:54
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe has broken tradition as he failed to deliver a New Year message to his compatriots in a broadcast on New Year's eve. Full text...
  • ASCK maintain lead in Togo 1st Division national football league
    31 december 2018 09:55:24
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - ASCK maintained their lead in Togo's 1st Division national football league thanks to their 4-2 victory over AS OTR during Day 12 matches played at the weekend. Full text...
  • ASCK maintain lead in Togo 1st Division national football league
    24 december 2018 13:33:36
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - ASCK maintained the lead in Togo's 1st Division national football lead, thanks to their 2-0 victory against Semassi during Day 11 matches played at the weekend. Full text...
  • Togo's ruling party wins legislative elections
    24 december 2018 12:58:21
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's ruling party, Union pour la République (UNIR), has won the majority of seats in the National Assembly after the 20 December legislative election boycotted by a coalition of 14 opposition parties. Full text...
  • CENI tells Togolese to wait some days before poll results come out
    21 december 2018 15:19:01
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togolese have to wait for a few days before they know the outcome of the 20 December parliamentary elections, sources at the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) told PANA on Friday. Full text...
  • Poor public turnout for legislative elections in Togo
    20 december 2018 18:49:38
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The mood was sluggish at polling stations in Togo on Thursday the day set for legislative polls elections compared to 2013 when the outgoing Members of Parliament were chosen. Full text...
  • Togolese go to the polls in legislative elections under tight security
    20 december 2018 12:09:24
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Polls opened in Togo on Thursday morning in legislative elections under the watchful eye of heavily armed security and defence forces throughout the country.Full text...
  • Togo Electoral Commission building in Moyen-Mono catches fire
    19 december 2018 16:33:08
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - A fire has damaged the building of the Togo Independent Local Electoral Commission (CELI) in the Moyen-Mono prefecture, Plateaux region, about 200 km northeast of Lome, official sources said Wednesday.Full text...
  • ECOWAS, AU send observers to Togo for parliamentary elections
    19 december 2018 14:09:34
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have sent observers to Togo for the parliamentary elections due on Thursday. Full text...
  • Senegal win U-20 WAFU Cup
    17 december 2018 09:47:08
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Senegal on Sunday won the U-20 West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup after beating Nigeria 2-0 in the final match played on Lome. Full text...
  • Togo media highlight election campaign, opposition protests
    15 december 2018 05:24:39
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The campaign for the 20 December legislative elections in Togo, opposition protests to stop the process and the silence of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Togo's political crisis were some of the stories highlighted by the Togolese media this week. Full text...
  • France calls for amicable solution of Togo's political crisis
    14 december 2018 17:11:06
    Paris, France (PANA) – The spokesperson for the French foreign Ministry, Ms Agnès von der Mühll, on Friday expressed concern about the political crisis in Togo and called for a consensual solution by the government and opposition. She also condemned the latest political violence that claimed four lives, according to official figures. Full text...
  • ECOWAS Parliament has no resolution on Togo crisis, says Speaker
    14 december 2018 11:42:18
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lô, has denied rumours that the sub-regional parliament will pass a resolution on the political crisis in Togo. Full text...
  • No French observation mission for parliamentary poll in Togo
    13 december 2018 16:24:34
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - France does not intend to organize any observation mission for Togo's parliamentary election set for 20 December, according to a statement issued by the French embassy in Lomé on Thursday. Full text...
  • Rights body decries'repressive' cybersecurity law, deadly protests in Togo
    13 december 2018 15:02:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Amnesty International on Thursday called for an end to the deadly protests and violence which hit Togo, ahead of a planned parliamentary elections on 20 December. Full text...
  • Ecobank signs partnership deal with MFS Africa for mobile payment services
    12 december 2018 18:32:14
    Abidjan, Côte d 'Ivoire (PANA) - Pan-African banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), announced on Wednesday it has signed a partnership agreement with pan-African Fintech, MFS Africa, to provide its clients with multi-platform mobile payment services. Full text...
  • Togolese in America urge African countries to be concerned about developments in the country
    12 december 2018 12:05:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Togolese in the US have urged African countries to be concerned about the situation in their country, stressing that the West African country "is a battlefield for Africa's future". Full text...
  • IMF Board approves US$34.9m support for Togo
    11 december 2018 09:45:14
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Togo’s economic performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)-supported programme of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been satisfactory despite a challenging environment, the Fund’s Executive Board has said. Full text...
  • Togolese opposition maintains election protests
    10 december 2018 17:44:58
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togolese opposition persists with public protests against the legislative election scheduled for December 20, despite the deaths recorded in its ranks on Saturday, PANA learned Monday from sources close to the 14 Coalition in Lome. Full text...
  • ASCK take lead in Togo's 1st division football championship
    03 december 2018 09:50:24
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - ASCK has taken the lead in Togo's 1st division football championship, thanks to their 1-0 victory against Foadan during Day 10 matches played at the weekend. Full text...
  • Pax Africana welcomes reforms in the African Union
    28 november 2018 16:27:55
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Pax Africana, the African initiative seeking to consolidate peace in the continent, on Wednesday welcomed the recent institutional reforms undertaken by the African Union Commission (AU) particularly with regard to restructuring of the AU Commission and empowering the Union executive. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF Champions League prelim: Results of some matches
    28 november 2018 10:04:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Jaraaf of Senegal on Tuesday beat Koroki FC of Togo 1-0 in their first-leg preliminary match of the 2019 CAF Champions League preliminary round match played in Dakar.Full text...
  • 15th Lomé Int'l Fair begins Friday
    22 november 2018 13:43:37
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The 15th edition of the Lomé International Fair (FIL) will be held from 23 November to 10 December in Lomé, Togo, and Burkina Faso is said to be the guest of honour, the government in Ouagadougou indicated on Wednesday at the end of its council of ministers' meeting. Full text...
  • Late PANA Editor-in-Chief buried on Saturday in Togo
    18 november 2018 14:21:53
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The remains of Dominique Komi Biava Séyéna Séshie, the director of Communications and Editor-in-Chief of the Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS), Full text...
  • Fare thee well, Biava Seshie (Tribute to the late Biava Seshie, Editor-in-Chief of PANAPRESS, by Kennedy Abwao)
    17 november 2018 07:27:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The saying adversity is the mother of invention applied best for Biava Seshie, who was the Editor-In-Chief of the Pan African News Agency until his eternal rest on 15 October 2018. Full text...
  • President Ouattara urges WAEMU countries to invest in renewable energy sources
    14 november 2018 18:14:16
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday called on member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) to ‘invest massively’ in renewable energy sources, noting that less than half of the regional population has access to energy. Full text...
  • International Forum on Renewable Energy marks 45 years of BOAD
    13 november 2018 16:55:35
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - An International Forum on Renewable Energy opens in Lomé on Wednesday as part of events to mark the 45th anniversary of the West African Development Bank (BOAD), PANA learned Tuesday from the bank headquarters in the Togolese capital.Full text...
  • Sara Sports take lead in Togo football league
    12 november 2018 11:31:28
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Sara sports have taken the lead in the Togo football league at the end of the Day 7 matches played the weekend, despite its 0-0 draw against ASCK. Full text...
  • Togo to hold parliamentary elections on 20 December
    09 november 2018 12:26:40
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The West African state of Togo will hold parliamentary elections on 20 December, according to a decree issued on Thursday evening following the meeting of the Council of ministers. It said campaign for the election will begin on 4 December and end on 18 December. Full text...
  • Gomido takes lead in Togo football league
    05 november 2018 13:30:48
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Gomido FC, vaulted from third place to the top of the Togolese football league, following its 2-0 win over ASKO at the weekend in a Day 6 match. Full text...
  • Togo, Ghana meet for delimitation of maritime border
    05 november 2018 11:12:52
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese and Ghanaian national maritime border commission held a two-day meeting at the weekend in Lomé for a negotiated maritime border between the two countries, sources told PANA on Monday. Full text...
  • IMF staff see stability in Togo’s economy
    01 november 2018 09:40:45
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Togo’s overall economic activity is showing signs of incipient stabilization despite continuing weaknesses in some sectors, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team that on Thursday completed a review mission to the West African country. Full text...
  • Passing away of PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief
    15 october 2018 18:17:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Biava Seshi, PANAPRESS Editor-in-Chief, passed away Monday afternoon in Lome, Togo, his native country following a heart stroke. He was in his 60s.Full text...
  • 2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Togo squad arrives in Banjul for return game Tuesday
    15 october 2018 16:45:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Togolese national team arrived in Banjul on Monday for the return game against Gambia in the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be hosted by Cameroon. Full text...
  • ECONEC delegation ends four-nation tour
    05 august 2018 07:39:01
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) led by governing board President Mahmood Yakubu has ended a four-nation Needs Assessment and Solidarity Mission, pledging support for Togo’s 20 December parliamentary elections endorsed by the Lome Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government. Full text...
  • Togo set on path to achieve stronger, more inclusive growth
    16 june 2018 07:37:06
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Togo is set to receive US$35.5 million under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the Fund’s Executive Board on Friday completed the second review of the country’s economic performance. Full text...
  • Ministerial Working Group on Single African Air Transport Market meets in Togo
    27 may 2018 06:42:41
    Lone, Togo (PANA) - The fourth meeting of the Ministerial Working Group on the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) takes place in Lome, Togo, on Monday, to harmonize Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) among members of the Single African Air Transport Market, among other objectives. Full text...
  • Rwanda signs air transport deals with Angola, Togo
    23 may 2018 17:25:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda and Angola on Wednesday signed an agreement allowing RwandAir Express to use the latter's all international airports while Angolan airline TAAG will use Kigali International Airport after a feasibility study is carried out next month. Full text...
  • Stopping Avian Influenza in Togo (A feature by FAO)
    06 may 2018 03:55:12
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Imagine an outbreak of a disease that wipes out your livestock and livelihood in a matter of days, and there is no laboratory in the country that can quickly detect what the disease is. In this scenario, there is no chance for a quick response. Full text...
  • Gomido maintain lead in Togolese football league
    09 april 2018 20:34:13
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Gomido, who last week dethroned Koroki at the top of Togo's football league, have maintained their lead despite a 0-0 draw against Maranatha in their day 23 match played at the weekend. Full text...

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