Source: Amnesty International |

Togo: Prominent Activist Targeted with Indian-made Spyware Linked to Notorious Hacker Group

Activists in Togo risk being targeted by shadowy cyber-mercenaries who use covert digital attacks to try and steal victims’ private information to sell to private clients, a new Amnesty International investigation has uncovered

Togolese activist targeted with spyware by the Donot Team hacker group; Amnesty International exposes links between the Donot Team attacks and Innefu Labs, a cybersecurity company based in India; first time Donot Team publicly linked to cyberattacks targeting activists outside of South Asia; spyware-loaded emails and fake Android applications could…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Sub-Saharan Africa Exits Recession in 2021 but Recovery Still Vulnerable

This rebound is currently fueled by elevated commodity prices, a relaxation of stringent pandemic measures, and recovery in global trade, but remains vulnerable given the low rates of vaccination

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa’s Pulse. This rebound is currently fueled by elevated…

Source: Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) |

The African Land Institutions Network for Community Rights (ALIN) reunite in Lomé to assess progress on collective land rights and sustainable development in Africa

The conference will capitalize on growing political momentum ahead of the upcoming Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2021), the biodiversity and climate CoPs, and recent legislative gains in collective land rights

On October 12-14, the Togolese Ministry of Urban Settlements, Housing and Land Reform and the Autopromotion rural pour un développement humain durable (ADHD) will co-host the 3rd Regional Conference of National Land Institutions on Securing Community Land Rights in Africa in Lomé, Togo and online. Ministers, government officials and representatives of ALIN…

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Climate action now! Activists hold widespread actions in Africa, in solidarity with Global Climate Strikes

The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria

On Friday, environmental activists and citizens across the continent took part in a host of events, in solidarity with the Global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. While the events addressed…

Source: South African Government |

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in G20 Compact with Africa meeting in Germany, 26-27 Aug

The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German Presidency in 2017 to promote private investment into the African continent

President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Germany, on Wednesday, 25 August 2021, to attend a G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) meeting in Berlin on 26 and 27 August. President Ramaphosa has been invited by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German…

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Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 Countries & Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia,…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Togo vaccinates over 90% of health workers against COVID-19

This has seen a significant reduction in the number of health workers being infected with COVID-19, bolstering the country’s response to the pandemic

When Togo launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on 10 March, health workers on the frontlines of the pandemic were identified among the priority groups. “I was afraid to begin with, particularly because we were the first people to be vaccinated,” says Kossi Nouwossan, a physiotherapist at the Zébé Psychiatric Hospital,…

Source: Ecobank |

Over 200 graduates emerge from the Ecobank Group and AUDA-NEPAD MSME Training for Financing program

The Graduates came from the eight (8) countries in the pilot phase of the MSME Academy namely, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda and Togo

The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), and the African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 alumni of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program. The Graduates came from the eight (8) countries in the pilot…

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Meeting of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with Foreign Minister Robert Dussey of Togo, 26 July 2021

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that he was pleased to host his Togolese counterpart in Turkey for the second time this year

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held a meeting on 26 July 2021 in Ankara with Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad of Togo. Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that he was pleased to host his Togolese counterpart in Turkey for the second time this year and that they…

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Seven countries from West African Football Union (WAFU) B and Confederation of African Football (CAF) commit to African youth with Pan-African Schools Football Championship

The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship will be an intercontinental school soccer tournament for both boys and girls

To help foster a new generation of African youth, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) (www.CAFonline.com) is developing a football competition to be introduced into schools across the continent. The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship will be an intercontinental school soccer tournament for both boys and girls in a grassroots…