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Massive anti- Faure Gnassingbé protests in Togo

Thousands of opposition supporters in Togo have marched through the streets of the capital, Lomé, to oppose the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé.

A local reporter has described the number of protesters as “unprecedented”.

A government concession to bring about a two-term presidential limit, through a constitutional amendment, failed to dissuade the protesters.

They want Mr Gnassingbé, who has been in power since 2005, to step down.

He became president after the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had been at the helm for 38 years.

Internet access has been severely restricted in the country with some users saying the internet speeds are slow and access to social media platforms has been limited.

Government spokesperson Gilbert Bawara told a local radio station that there was an ongoing internet restriction.

“Even in most developed countries, authorities take control of telecommunications in some cases,” he said.


Source: BBC

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