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Togo's Legislative Elections Dash Opposition Hopes for Reform

Despite an organised and determined opposition, the ruling party – which has been in power for nearly 50 years – not only maintained but increased its majority.

The Rise and Rise of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

West Africa's Gulf of Guinea has overtaken the Somali coast as Africa's main piracy hotspot, and this upward trend looks set to continue.

Increase in Gulf of Guinea Piracy Likely in Next Three Months

With an increase in the capabilities of pirate groups off the Gulf of Guinea and limited security in the West African seas, piracy risks are likely to grow.

Protests Likely in Angola, Senegal, South Africa and Togo

Demonstrations planned for the week ahead in four countries could turn violent.

Remembering the Tirailleurs Sénégalais

How should the West African troops, who fought for colonial France, be remembered today?

Public Protests Organised in Angola and Togo

Demonstrations ahead of upcoming elections in Angola and Togo could turn violent.

On The Road With West Africa’s Fuel Smugglers

Nigeria's fuel subsidy has been underpinning the fuel smuggling trade in West Africa for years, but what effect will its removal have?

Consensual Rape in Francafrique Currency Markets

Fourteen African countries are set to suffer as a result of France's neo-colonialist self-interests.

The Future of Two Metropolises: Lomé and Cotonou

Urban growth creates planning challenges in the Ibadan-Accra corridor.

Students of Togo Take Their Future Into Their Own Hands

Do recent clashes between students and the police stem from neglect or poor management?