Togo resumes political crises talks

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Togo's huge protest against president Gnassingbe, they want to resign.

Talks to end the political crisis in Togo have resumed after a disagreement led to their postponement last month.

It reports that the talks were being mediated by Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, who met representatives of both the ruling party and the opposition before announcing the breakthrough.

Opposition supporters have been holding weekly protests since August last year to try to force Faure Gnassingbe, who has been in power since 2005, to resign.

They want the country to return to Togo’s 1992 constitution, which set a two-term limit for presidents, to prevent Gnassingbe standing in 2020 and 2025.

President Gnassingbe took over from his father Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled Togo for 38 years.

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