While protests are banned in Togo, political tensions remain and demonstration can occur without much warning. If you are headed to Togo, make an effort to remain aware of your surroundings and avoid large crowds. Monitor the local media to keep up with current events, and keep an eye on the political mood.
From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
There have been sporadic marches and protests in Lomé and around the country since August 2017, over demands to restore the 1992 constitution. The government has banned protests, but it is possible that opposition groups may schedule further protests. You should remain vigilant during these times, avoid crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media.
Tensions remain heightened and further marches and protests, by supporters of the government and opposition are likely.
In August 2017, at least 2 people were killed during demonstrations over demands to restore the 1992 constitution and a number of arrests were made. Protests by both the opposition and the government have continued sporadically since then, both in Lomé and across the country, with at least 12 deaths and over 80 people arrested. There have been sporadic outbreaks of violence, particularly in the north around the towns of Mango and Sokodé.
Political dialogue between the government and opposition is ongoing, but the atmosphere remains tense and further marches and protests, by supporters of the government and opposition are likely. You should exercise caution during these times, avoid crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/togo
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