Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

Thousands protesting against 50-year ruling dynasty call for the reinstatement of constitution limiting terms.

Tensions have erupted in Togo after protests against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty over the weekend turned deadly.

Two protesters were killed, and 12 gendarmes were wounded in Sokode, 338km north of the capital, Lome, when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations, the security ministry said on Saturday.

Tikpi Atchadam, Togo’s opposition leader and president of the PNP party, put the death toll at seven on Saturday nigh.

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Source: Al Jazeera Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.