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©Afreepress-(Lomé, sept. 2, 2017)- The threats and intimidations of media professionals of late, have been a source of concern for press organizations who gave a joint response statement released on Wednesday. They condemned these threats and call for restraint.

In the statement, the Observatoire Togolais des Médias (OTM), Conseil National des Patrons de Presse (CONAPP), the Union des Journalistes Indépendants du Togo (UJIT), the Union des Radios et Télévisions Libres (URATEL), Syndicat des Journalistes Indépendants du Togo (SYNJIT) said they were "scandalized by the climate of terror that certain individuals try to instill to intimidate journalists and deny them their right to free expression."

These organizations refer to photos and montages of journalists Aimé EKPE, editor of the bi-weekly "L'Equipe Sportive" and president of the OTM, Crédo TETTEH, editor of the weekly "Le Médium", Eli GOKA, journalist-animator at Radio Métropolys and Firmin TÊKO-AGBO, journalist who circulates on social networks. Photomontages accompanied by insults and threats of death or damage to their physical integrity.

The statement reminds the public, the freedom granted by the law of Togo to media professionals to express themselves freely and warns the perpetrators of these "wrongful" acts. "No one has the right, whatever his motives, to attempt unacceptable maneuvers, to undermine this essential pillar of democracy," insists the statement.

OTM, CONAPP, UJIT, URATEL and SYNJIT urge the authorities to do their best to ensure that journalists and other media agents are free to practice their trade and warn threats of prosecution.

A week ago, Joseph Gada, editor of the weekly Economy & Development magazine, was intimidated and threatened for his positions expressed during a broadcast on Kanal FM.

Patricia I.

jeudi, 31 août 2017 10:31

Press patrons at the MCC and MCA School

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©Afreepress-(Lomé, August, 31, 2017)- The training workshop on the American MCA program was officially launched on Monday, 28th August, 2017, by the Minister of Communication, Guy-Madjé Lorenzo. The objective of the training workshop is to understand the process that led Togo to be elected to the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) program and to achieve the Threshold score in 2016.

The Minister welcomed the initiative and called on journalists to be "excellent partners" of Togo in the process to lead the country to pull the compact program. The contribution of the media and newspaper owners, he said, is "important" in the conduct of this process. He urged the participants to work with the MCA-Togo Unit in order to have more information on the process.

 In total, some 60 newspaper owners have followed the communications on the agenda of this meeting, which focus on: "The strategic approach of dialogue between the actors, for a guarantee of the freedom of the press in Togo, "Follow-up of indicators: prioritization, perspectives and actions involving press leaders", "The presentation OF MCC, MCA, eligibility criteria, indicators and scorecard" and "Threshold program formulation process update For Togo ".

It should be recalled that Togo was declared eligible for the Threshold in 2016 and will benefit from more than US $ 33 million for its development projects. The country is working hard to reach the Threshold program very quickly. In order to do so, Togo has embarked on a series of major economic and political reforms which have enabled it to validate 12 indicators out of 20 during last November on the occasion of the publication of the scorecard of 2017.

The meeting was attended by Minister Stanislas Baba, coordinator of the MCA cell in Togo, Aimé Ekpé, President of the Togolese Media Observatory (OTM), co-organizer of the workshop with the MCA cell in Togo.

Patricia I.

©Afreepress-(Lomé, August 22, 2017)- On Sunday, the ruling party, Union pour la République (UNIR), condemned the events that occurred 24 hours earlier in Lomé and other cities in the country, resulting in the deaths of two people and some wounded, as well as many damages.

This, the party said, is primarily a consequence of the attitude of the leaders of the Pan-African National Party (PNP) who, according to UNIR, refused to collaborate with the authorities on the routes to be followed for a “serene unfolding without overflowing demonstrations, in accordance with the norms and customs in the country and in all democratic systems throughout the world ".

UNIR activists say they condemn "acts of incivility, serious violence and physical assaults, particularly the perpetration against the security forces in the exercise of their tasks of maintaining order and security. The party said it was "viscerally attached to fundamental freedoms and, in particular, freedom of association and demonstration". Freedoms which he recommended should "be exercised in a peaceful manner, in accordance with the principles and ideals of the Republic and democracy as enshrined in the Togolese Constitution".

The ruling party promises to continue to work consistently for the consolidation of the process of national reconciliation initiated by the President of the Republic and the government in a spirit of dialogue and consultation. It also calls on the other political parties and Togolese to cultivate the spirit of fraternity and tolerance, and to refrain from any conduct and act prejudicial to peace and security which, in its view, "undermine economic and social progress and unity national "

Finally, the ruling party expressed its "compassion and support" to all people, Togolese and foreigners, who "suffered severely from the harmful effects of the violence and abuse perpetrated by demonstrators."

As a reminder, a demonstration of the PNP, an opposition party turned Saturday, 19th August, in violent clashes between demonstrators and police forces and caused the death of two people, material damage and more than 77 people arrested.

Patricia I.

©Afreepress-(Lomé, Aug. 3, 2017)- The land borders between Togo and Ghana will remain open at all times. This measure was discussed by the two countries at the occasion of the 4th session of the Joint Working Commission, which was held in Accra from 27th to 28th July, 2017.

The decision was enforced on the 31st of July and announced by the minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralisation and Local Authorities, Payadowa Boukpessi. This is a measure that “delights” the Head of State, Faure Gnassingbe, who thanked his “counterpart Nana Akuffo Addo and the members of the joint commission for this responsible decision.”

“I am delighted and I welcome the permanent opening of the land borders between Togo and Ghana from this day”, he had posted on his twitter page. This 24hours opening, he added, is in line with his vision of an “ECOWAS of people, concerned about the free movement of people and goods”.

It should be remembered that the Head of States of Togo is the current President of ECOWAS and he was elected by his peers at Monrovia, Liberia on the 4th of June.

Patricia I.

©Afreepress-(Lomé, Aug. 2nd, 2017)- This decision was enforced by the Togolese and Ghanaian governments because of the good relations between the two countries. The decision was taken to ensure free movement of citizens on both sides and to shoot up or increase trade between Togo and Ghana.

The information was announced by Payadoma Boukpessi, The Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Local Authorities, in his statement. He said that the land border whose opening had a limitation, will now be accessible 24 hours from the 31st of July, in order to ensure the free movement of people and trade between the two countries.

He added that this decision is as a result of the warm relationship between the two countries, since the President of Ghana visited Togo on the 3rd and 4th of May and after the meeting at Accra (The 4th session of Grand-joint Commission Togo-Ghana) which took place on the 25th to 27th July.

Minister Boukpessi concluded by urging all Border user, customs and security personnel to comply exactly with the ECOWAS regulations on the free movement.  

Patricia I.

©Afreepress-(Lomé, le 12 juin 2017)- «Continue in the country behold the enlightening work of the population over the goodness of democracy so that the democratization process started» in the 90s and that «was sometimes interrupted, continue to its end for all Togolese interest».

It is the mission the leading committee of the Comité d’Action pour le Renouveau (CAR) has been conferred by the delegates from the five (05) federation of the central region, Tchaoudjo, Sotouboua, Blitta, Tchamba and the plain of  Mô, gathered in seminar on Saturday at Adjengré in Sotouboua District.

The meeting took place under the supervision of the national President of that party, M. Yawovi AGBOYIBO.

Delegates attending the meeting noted that "there are many economic and social difficulties people face in providing households with drinking water, electrification of localities, health facilities, schools, roads Traffic, access to agricultural inputs, jobs and public contracts depending on whether one is on the edge of the regime or on the side of the proponents of change, "said the communiqué that sanctioned the meeting.

Delegates expressed particular displeasure at the trend of the natives of their locality to "service the regime, to scare the population by poisoning about the alternation of democracy to accept them, that being of the same geographical edge as the leader in they have a vested interest in voting in their favor, "said the statement signed by Me Yawovi Agboyibo.

The party announces a "large" public meeting scheduled for the central region in the coming weeks.

Traduit par : Komlan AGBOSSOUMONDE,
Traducteur Agréé Près les Cours et Tribunaux du Togo
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dimanche, 04 juin 2017 13:12

Nigeria defeated Togo in friendly match

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©Afreepress-(Lomé, June  2017)- The team of Super Eagles of Nigeria beat  this Thursday  June 2017, his counterpart from Togo (3-0) in a friendly match played at the stadium of Saint Leu la Forêt In Paris (France). Facing the Supers Eagles, the Eperviers have not been at their top receiving 3 goals at the first period, works of Musa Ahmed (2nd  and 18th  minutes) Kelechi Iheanacho (28th minute).

At the second half, the Gernot Rohr’s foals, sure of their victory, raise the foot and leave the possession of the ball to the protégés of Claude Le Roy who do not take advantage to reducing the score despite Ihlas Bebou’s multiple infiltrations in the opponent's area.

The next June 4, Togo is facing in Marseille, the Comoros in second friendly match before the Fennecs of Algeria on June 11 in Blida in an official match for the 1st day of qualifications for the African nation’s cup (ANC) Cameroon 2019.

The meeting ended with the score of 3-0 in favor of the Nigerian team.

The list of the Togolese selection aligned facing Nigeria.

Togo: Fatao Alhassani- Djene Dakonam - Franck Mawuena Hakim Ouro-Sama, Kouloun Maklibe - Atakora, Franco Atchou (Nyavedji) Kokou Gazozo (Agbegniadan) -Ihlas Bebou (Sewonou), Fo Doh Laba (Seko), Guillaume Yenoussi (Mlapa ).


Traduit par : Komlan AGBOSSOUMONDE,

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©Afreepress- (Lomé, June 1, 2017) - The new market of Tsévié city welcomed Thursday June 1, 2017, Pyramide Radio FM delegation led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Germain Wona. This movement is within the framework of the celebration of National Tree Day and the first anniversary of the launch of this radio station.

Mr. Germain Wona was accompanied on this field trip by journalists, technicians and first responsibles for his radio.

In order to print a special stamp on the initiative, administrative and traditional authorities of Tsévié city went to  the new market of the city alongside the visitors. Throughout the operation, they accompanied and helped the delegation from Lomé in the planting of dozens of plants.

" Pyramide FM Radio in its specifications, the protection and preservation of the environment. It is in this sense we organize this reforestation ceremony to make possible concrete and our actions on the
ground. It is also an opportunity for us to accompany and support the government's efforts in the fight against global warming, "said at the end of the operation, Mr. Germain Wona, who did not fail to express its gratitude to  Tsévié Mayor for the "mobilization" of his people for the success of the operation.

This reforestation operation, expalained Pierrot Attiogbé, CEO of Pyramid FM Radio, aims to "fight against desertification." "Our radio is a radio committed to the fight against global warming and the environment protection  and all the actions that can contribute to halting the advance of the desert, we engage in," he informed and to celebrate the success of this initiative, which according to him "comes rigntly to the  efforts being undertaken by the Togolese authorities in the fight against global warming."

The Radio Pyramide initiative did not leave the marble  the authorities  of Tsévié city. Bruno Kossi Loglo, President of the Special Delegation of the city has "heartily" thanked Pyramid FM and its leaders for thinking of  Tsévié in the implementation phase of their project. "I would like from the deepest of my heart to say thank you to  the Radio Pyramide and specifically  to its CEO. We want to make our city, a city of energy and climate, "he entrusted and he is  backed in  this statement by theChief of Tsévié District, Togbui Passah Komlan Agbessi Assito Folly VIII, who promised to work to mobilize his people to take care of the seedlings planted.

Several other activities are on the agenda of the 1st anniversary of the establishment of Pyramide FM Radio, the news agency Afreepress learned from the staff.


Traduit par : Komlan AGBOSSOUMONDE,
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©Afreepress-(Lomé, May 16,  2017)- The coach of the « Eperviers », Claude le Roy made public Monday the list of the players who will dispute the next meeting against the Fennecs of Algeria. A match that is within the framework of the first day of the African Cup of Nations 2019 tournaments and which will be played on June 11th  in Blida.

Before this date, the « Eperviers »  will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria on  June 1st  and the Comoros on  June 4th. These two meetings will take place in Paris.

The former goalkeeper of the national team, Agassa Kossi joined the technical staff as coach of the goalkeepers. For now, it is a test before its confirmation or not to this position, the Togolese Federation of Football (FTF) informs.

See the list of players called









Traduction réalisée par Komlan AGBOOSOUMONDE. Traducteur agréé et assermenté.

©Afreepress-(Lomé, May 15,  2017)- Nigeria's Super Eagles National Team of deaf won Friday in Bamako, the 7th edition of the West African Deaf Football Tournament, by beating in the Final, « The Aigles du Mali ».

Nigeria thus registered its name on the trophy of this competition which took place at Modibo Keita stadium in Bamako from May 6 to 12, 2017. The third place went to the Sierra Leone team which eliminated on penalty the Niger in the semi-final.

In addition to the trophy and medals in silver and bronze, the first three teams received respectively envelopes of 2000, 1500 and 1000 US dollars in the presence of the Cabinet Director of the Malian Minister of Sports, Members of the Malian National Assembly , Administrative authorities and companies Directors. They were on the sides of Amuda Y. IBRAHIM, President of the West African Deaf Sports Union (WADSU).

Seven (7) teams took part in this 7th edition of the football tournament of the deaf of West Africa. This includes  Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Niger, Mali and Sierra Leone. The 8th edition of the competition next year in Niger.

Bamaco, Ferdinand DUBIEN

Traduction réalisée par Komlan AGBOOSOUMONDE. Traducteur agréé et assermenté.

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