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Togo’s Legislative and Regional Elections: A Historic Vote

More than four million Togolese voters are heading to the polls on Monday, April 29 for legislative and regional elections. Postponed several times, this double ballot is taking place as a new Constitution passed by outgoing MPs on April 19 transitions Togo from a presidential to a parliamentary system. Will the elections become a referendum for or against the new text? That's the hope of the opposition, which is back in the race after boycotting the 2018 legislative elections.

Benin: The Criet initiates the trial of 42 individuals arrested

The Trial of 42 individuals arrested during the 2021 presidential election violence began yesterday at the Criminal Court of Repression of Offenses (Criet). Those on trial, mainly opposition supporters, all pleaded "not guilty" to the charges against them. The cases of eleven accused were reviewed after the first day of court, with initial prosecution requests.

Benin: EU allocates 47 million euros for combat

Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, left Cotonou on Friday evening, April 26, after a 24-hour visit, which was the final stop on his West African tour. The European Union supports Benin across various areas, including economic reforms, decentralization, education, infrastructure, and, since 2021, combating terrorism.

NGOs denounce the environmental and human damages caused by.

A group of about 15 NGOs forming the Steel and Equity coalition has released a report called "Fair Steel Coalition" to expose the real cost of steel production. The steel industry alone is responsible for 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, the impact of this industry is also felt in steel mills, mines, and their immediate environment. Particularly in developing countries, where environmental pollution and violations of the rights of local populations are prevalent. Examples include South Africa and Liberia.

Chad: Temporary withdrawal of American soldiers sparks concern

The United States will temporarily withdraw troops from Chad, as announced by the Pentagon shortly after agreeing to pull out forces from neighboring Niger. In Chad, the US has around a hundred soldiers as part of the anti-terrorism efforts in the Sahel region. This withdrawal, albeit temporary, raises various concerns. Here's why.

Presidential election in Mauritania: Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

In Mauritania, it's official, the current head of state, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, who has been in power since 2019, announced his candidacy for the presidential election on June 29, 2024, in a letter addressed on Wednesday, April 24th. his bid did not come as a surprise to anyone in Nouakchott; the outgoing president and current African Union president is seen as the top contender in the upcoming election. His party won 107 out of 176 seats in the last parliamentary elections.

Togo: candidates meeting with residents of Lome

On the twelfth day of the campaign, activity picks up as candidates compete to win over voters with various strategies, including giving out gifts, flyers, and even food. Targeted meetings and door-to-door visits are the most popular tactics in the capital city.

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