Ghanaian president says working to resolve Togo impasse

Togo masses standoff with security forces
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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed commitment to finding a lasting solution to the political unrest in neighboring Togo, local media reported on Tuesday.

Akufo-Addo has expressed concern over the recent developments in Togo, saying efforts are underway to ensure the restoration of peace and order in that country.

Military in Togo have been reportedly cracking down on opposition supporters staging street protests against the alleged intention of President Faure Gnassingbe to extend his tenure by amending the constitution.

A statement released by the presidency said the Ghanaian president met with his Togolese counterpart 10 days ago and has been meeting political actors in the situation to try to end the crisis.

Meanwhile, a circuit court in Ghana’s capital Accra Tuesday granted bail to 25 Togolese nationals arrested in Ghana for embarking on a mass protest against their government without seeking police notification, in clear breach of Ghana’s public order laws.

The 25 were among some 300 demonstrators who were arrested by the police for protesting in Accra.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 500 refugees fleeing the unrest in Togo had arrived in Ghana. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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