Proposed Togolese Constitutional Reform to Restore Presidential Term Limits Unlikely to End Ongoing Protests in Major Cities

Anti-government protesters in Togo numbering in the thousands, led by the opposition Combat for Political Change (CAP2015) and the Pan-African National Party (PNP), staged three days of demonstrations in Lomé and Sokodé over 6–8 September against President Faure Gnassingbé and his family's 50-year rule of the country. The protests, dubbed 'Togo en...

Anti-government protesters in Togo numbering in the thousands, led by the opposition Combat for Political Change (CAP2015) and the Pan-African National Party (PNP), staged three days of demonstrations in Lomé and Sokodé over 6–8 September against President Faure Gnassingbé and his family's 50-year rule of the country.

The protests, dubbed 'Togo en Marche', went ahead despite a six-day shutdown of the internet by the government. The protesters are demanding the restoration of presidential term limits and an end to the 50-year rule of the Gnassingbé dynasty. A previous demonstration on 21 August saw at least two demonstrators killed in Sokodé by security forces using live ammunition to disperse the crowds.

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