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Togo: legislative and local: the ufc announces its participation

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Gilchrist Olympio’s party was eagerly awaited, especially for the UFC’s participation in the Electoral Commission, but finally the close collaborators of the Togolese historical opponent announced this Tuesday to the journalists, other colors: the Union of the Forces of Change is expected to stand in the next local and legislative elections scheduled for December 16 and 20, 2018.

At the center of a controversy over its political position between majority and opposition for a few weeks, leaders of the UFC today reaffirm the opposition status of the party, within the Togolese political class and their commitment to the reforms. policies.

Created in 1992, a few months after the sovereign national conference and the reestablishment of multiparty politics in Togo as a federation of eight political parties, the UFC has long been the main force of the opposition.

Following a political agreement reached in 2010 with the ruling party for participation in a national recovery government, the UFC lost a large part of its electorate. But the forthcoming elections will seem to be an opportunity for Gilchrist Olympio and his family to recover their new political health.

Germany: Togolese Head of State Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe on Arrival in Berlin

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Arrival in Berlin on Monday of a dozen African heads of state and government. They came to take part in the “Compact with Africa” ​​summit, which is being held this October 30 in the German capital.

Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé also made the trip to this high-level event. Indeed, the event offers a framework of exchanges with representatives of companies and international financial institutions in the presence of the high German authorities. The focus will be on investments in flagship projects to support economic transformation, such as those included in Togo’s National Development Plan (NDP).

Attack in Tunisia: an act recalling the reality of the terrorist threat

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At least 20 people, including eight policemen, were wounded on 29 October in a bomb attack perpetrated by a kamikaze woman in Tunis, the first to shake the Tunisian capital since 2015.

The suicide bomber blew himself up “near police cars” on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the main thoroughfare in the center of the capital.

The woman, aged 30, was not considered “extremist” by the security services. According to the Ministry of the Interior, she died instantly. His body was essentially the mark of the explosion on his left flank.

Quickly, several ambulances and important police reinforcements arrived on the scene, and the sector was cordoned off. At least two people were arrested, including one in turbulent conditions.

In a chaotic atmosphere, many cafes and shops of this emblematic avenue of the capital have quickly lowered their curtains.

In a first political reaction, the parliamentary group of the Islamist party Ennahdha denounced a “cowardly attack” and called “all Tunisians to unite to face terrorism”.

If no death among the victims is at the moment deplorable, this attack has plunged the Tunisian capital several years back. This is indeed the first to shake Tunis since November 24, 2015, when a suicide attack, committed there too in the center, had targeted a bus of the presidential guard, killing 12 agents. It had been claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). That same year, 60 people including 59 tourists were killed in other attacks against the Bardo museum in Tunis, on March 18, and against a beach and a hotel near Sousse, June 26. Both attacks were also claimed by the EI group.

Indonesia: Lion Air flight sinks in the Java Sea with 188 people on board

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To Pangkal Pinang, a town on Bangka Island, off Sumatra, a Boeing 737 from Indonesia’s Lion Air, which was carrying 188 people, crashed Monday morning off the coast shortly after taking off from Jakarta. announced the authorities.

The aircraft had asked to return to the airport of the capital shortly before the contact was broken with air traffic control at 06:30 (23:30 GMT Sunday).

“The plane crashed into the water,” said Yusuf Latif, spokesman for the research agency.

“We are still searching for the remains of the aircraft,” he added, adding that the Boeing was in an area 30 to 40 meters deep.

The Flightradar flight tracking site shows on a map the trajectory of the aircraft, a Boeing 737 Max 8, which, after taking off on a southwesterly heading, veered far south by 180 degrees before heading north east.

The route suddenly breaks over the Java Sea, not far from the coast.

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian archipelago of 17,000 islands and islets, is highly dependent on air links, and accidents are common.

Lion Air is a subsidiary of Lion Group, which owns four other companies: Wings Air and Batik Air in Indonesia, Malindo Air in Malaysia and Thai Lion Air in Thailand.

Brazil: Bolsonaro promises to defend “the Constitution, democracy, freedom”

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With 55.7% of the vote, he is Brazil’s new strongman. Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected Sunday, October 28, President of Brazil. Far ahead of his left opponent Fernando Haddad, 44.3%, according to official results not final.

These results on 88.8% of the ballots were communicated by the Higher Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the evening of the second round of presidential elections in the largest power of Latin America.

Some 147 million Brazilians voted in favor of the sulky right-wing candidate, who was the favorite, of his opponent of the Workers’ Party (PT) of imprisoned ex-president Lula.

Jair Bolsonaro will succeed Brasilia to President Michel Temer for a four-year term on 1 January 2019.

L’INVITE SPORT of Friday, September 14, 2018

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Togo – Super Champions Cup: Koroki and Gomido wrestle this Sunday. Hervé Piza was on the set of Samuel Gnanhoui to talk about it!

L’INVITE of Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Beausoleil OBEKU was the guest of Samuel Gnanhoui to talk about his movement “Do not touch my president” who celebrates his 1 year already

Burundi: UN Commission of Inquiry denounces serious human rights violations

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UN investigators on Burundi warned on Wednesday that serious human rights violations, including crimes against humanity, continued unabated, pointing to President Pierre  Nkurunziza “recurrent calls for hatred”.

“This climate of attack on human rights continues to be favored by recurrent calls for hatred and violence by authorities, including the head of state, and members of the CNDD-FDD (party in power, editor’s note), as well as by general impunity, ” said a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, established in 2016 by the Human Rights Council.

Ugandan pop star and government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

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Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was released on bail Monday after two weeks in detention.

Kyagulanyi and 33 others, including two fellow serving MPs, are facing treason charges in a case that has triggered an international outcry.

They were arrested after stones were thrown at President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy, breaking a car window, as he visited the town of Arua to support the ruling-party candidate during a by-election.

On Monday, judge Stephen Mubiru at the high court in the northern town of Gulu released Kyagulanyi and some of his co-accused on bail.

Two serving opposition MPs, one former MP and the winner of the by-election, Kassiano Wadri, were also granted bail.

The defendants are due in court again on August 30.

A separate charge of weapons possession against Kyagulanyi was dropped by a military court last week.

In court appearances Kyagulanyi has appeared subdued and hobbling, or used crutches. His lawyers and family claim he has been beaten and tortured while in detention, allegations denied by authorities

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Ugandan pop star and government critic Bobi Wine freed on bail

© Jamie McCarthy, GETTY, AFP | Bobi Wine speaks at the Goalkeepers 2017 event, highlighting the fight against global poverty, on September 20, 2017, in New York.

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Latest update : 2018-08-27

Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was released on bail Monday after two weeks in detention.

Kyagulanyi and 33 others, including two fellow serving MPs, are facing treason charges in a case that has triggered an international outcry.

They were arrested after stones were thrown at President Yoweri Museveni‘s convoy, breaking a car window, as he visited the town of Arua to support the ruling-party candidate during a by-election.

On Monday, judge Stephen Mubiru at the high court in the northern town of Gulu released Kyagulanyi and some of his co-accused on bail.

Charging opposition politicians with treason ‘an old script’ in Uganda

Two serving opposition MPs, one former MP and the winner of the by-election, Kassiano Wadri, were also granted bail.

The defendants are due in court again on August 30.

A separate charge of weapons possession against Kyagulanyi was dropped by a military court last week.

In court appearances Kyagulanyi has appeared subdued and hobbling, or used crutches. His lawyers and family claim he has been beaten and tortured while in detention, allegations denied by authorities.

Monday’s hearing was attended by a gallery of well-known opposition politicians, some of whom stood surety for the accused.

Nearly a hundred musicians, artists, activists and politicians last week signed an open letter condemning Kyagulanyi’s treatment.

Signatories included Chris Martin, Angelique Kidjo, Chrissie Hynde and Damon Albarn, writer Wole Soyinka and the deputy leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Tom Watson.

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