50 years of hurt: Togo protesters vow to continue


After years of government stalling, demonstrators are demanding electoral reforms, including the reinstatement of term limits.

On Saturday 19 August, shocking images of the bodies of protesters being carried on stretchers started flooding social media in Togo.

That day, thousands of citizens had taken to the streets to demand democratic reforms and the restoration of the country’s 1992 constitution.

Pera 6fCalling for change after half a century of rule by the Gnassingbe family, demonstrators marched to chants of “50 years is too long”.

The protests were largely peaceful, but…

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