An oil tanker seized by pirates off the west coast of Africa has been released by the hijackers, the operators of the vessel said.
In a time of global political combustion, with calls for democracy sparking mass demonstrations, self-immolations and civil wars, the women of the small African country of Togo might be the first to try to bring down a dictator by staging a sex strike.
Pirates traded gunfire with Togo security forces early Tuesday from a hijacked oil tanker off the west coast of Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
A Togolese opposition leader is calling on women to go on a weeklong sex strike to demand the freedom of protesters detained ahead of elections in the West African nation.
Togolese security forces shot canisters of tear gas to disperse angry anti-government protesters who demonstrated against a new electoral law Tuesday in this capital city.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the leader of Ivory Coast for progress made toward peace Tuesday but urged greater dialogue with the opposition to heal the wounds of a deadly political crisis.
Six members of the Etoile Filante soccer club died in a bus accident on Saturday in Togo and 25 people were injured, said a spokesman for the country's soccer federation.
Lebanon stunned traditional regional powerhouses South Korea 2-1 in Beirut on Tuesday to boost their hopes of qualifying for the last stage of Asia's 2014 World Cup qualifying.
Iraq scored in injury time Friday to beat 10-man China 1-0 and all but end their opponent's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals.
After culling through 20,000 depositions from alleged victims of politically motivated torture and human rights violations in Togo, a special commission has begun hearing testimony from a select group of some 250 of those alleged victims, whose stories cover nearly half a century of turmoil in this West African nation.
Angry Togolese opposition party protesters clashed with grim-faced policemen in the streets of Lome Thursday over the government's attempt to revise the West African country's multiparty constitution promulgated through referendum in 1992.
Togo's government Tuesday released provisional results of its first census in 29 years, taken in November.
Before he scored the first two goals in Real Madrid's 4-0 Champions League win over Tottenham Hotspur last week, Emmanuel Adebayor did what he does before every game. He thought of all the people that had written him off. It's not a short list. It starts with the friends of his parents back in Kodjoviakope, a Togolese town on the border of Ghana, who said he should not play soccerl, includes coaches at Metz and Monaco who criticized his attitude, and takes in senior figures at Arsenal and Manchester City, with whom he has not always seen eye-to-eye.
Togolese security forces fired rubber bullets and canisters of tear gas in Lome Thursday to prevent opposition militants from holding street demonstrations against the government's attempt to regulate public protests.
The leader of Togo's opposition party is vowing to hold street demonstrations next week against the government's efforts to regulate protests.
Didier Drogba made a successful return to international football on Tuesday as the Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in a friendly in France.
Security forces in Nigeria hope to apprehend a wanted militant soon, a military spokesman said Friday.
Togo is conducting its first census in 29 years, and some of the trained enumerators who have fanned out across the West African nation say complacency and suspicion among the people are making the task more difficult.
Togo's Football Association elected Gabriel Ameyi as its new president during a congress held in Lome on Friday.
TP Mazembe thrashed Esperance 5-0 in an action-packed first-leg of the African Champions League final on Sunday, virtually guaranteeing that the holders retain their title.
An al Qaeda-linked militant who threatened France in court has been sentenced to death in the North African country of Mauritania, according to local media reports
The leading opposition candidate in Togo's most recent presidential elections told CNN on Monday that he's forming a new political party.
The al Qaeda-affiliated group holding seven hostages in Niger has not made any demands, the prime minister of Togo said Tuesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama encourages the continent?s young leaders to promote the values of transparency and open debate.
"Everyone here is extremely, extremely happy," the palace tells PEOPLE, confirming the engagement to Charlene Wittstock
Togo may be allowed to take part in the next African Nations Cup after world soccer's governing body FIFA stepped in to mediate the row arising from the team's withdrawal from this year's event.
African soccer star Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he is quitting international football in the wake of the deadly gun attack on the Togo team bus in Angola in January.
The son of Togo's late dictator has been re-elected president, election officials said, extending the family's four-decade rule in the west African nation.
Togo have decided to launch an appeal against their suspension from the next two African Cup of Nations tournaments.
Two people are arrested for an attack on Togo's national football team. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
It began under a hail of bullets, and ended in a manner fans have become accustomed to in recent years: Egypt walked away with a record-breaking third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday after defeating Ghana 1-0 in Angola's capital Luanda.
Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor has labeled as "outrageous" the controversial decision to ban his side from the next two Africa Cup of Nations.
Togo, who pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations soccer competition after a terrorist attack on their team bus, have been suspended from taking part in the next two competitions.
CABINDA, Angola -- When Angola tied Algeria 0-0 on Monday in Luanda to finish first in Group A of the African Cup of Nations, it was cause for celebrations throughout most of Angola. Wherever you go in Luanda, the capital, you'll see locals wearing the national-team colors of red, black and yellow. Angola shirts, scarves and flags are everywhere there; TV and radio broadcasts talk soccer around the clock. Billboards proclaim that Angola, which ended a 27-year civil war in 2002, can unite through soccer.
CABINDA, Angola -- It only took four Nyquil, a last-flight-out-of-Saigon airport scene and 44 hours door-to-door from my home in Baltimore, but I made it here just in time for the kickoff of Friday's showdown in the Africa Cup of Nations between Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two showpiece teams in Africa's most important biannual sporting event.
The CEO of South Africa's World Cup organizing committee defends South Africa's security record.
African football federation president Issa Hayatou has exclusively told CNN that Togo were not disqualified from the Africa Cup of Nations but were granted permission to leave.
Togo's national soccer team have been officially disqualified from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Angolan authorities have arrested two people in an attack on the Togo national soccer team that left three dead, state media reported.
The assistant coach of Togo's national soccer team is among the victims of Friday's machine-gun attack on a bus carrying the squad to a tournament in Angola, the country's official news agency reported Saturday.
As many as three people were killed in an attack on the Togo national soccer team. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
Togo's national football team are on their way home, two days after a deadly attack on their team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
A bus carrying Togo's national soccer team to a tournament in Angola came under fire Friday, and Togolese officials said they were weighing whether to pull out of the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations, which starts Sunday.
The final 32 for the 2010 World Cup finals has become clearer after the latest round of qualifying matches with three more nations claiming places in South Africa.
Egypt and Algeria will have to face each other again in a winner-takes-all World Cup playoff match after Emad Moteab scored a dramatic goal in the fifth minute of injury time to give the Pharaohs a 2-0 win in Cairo.
The final 32 for next summer's World Cup finals will become a bit clearer after this weekend's round of qualifying matches -- with four of the nine remaining places available for South Africa 2010 to be determined over the next 48 hours.
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has heaped praise on recent Under-20 World Cup winners Ghana describing their success as a major advancement in the progress of African football.
When Emmanuel Adebayor signed for English Premier League side Manchester City for a reported $41 million this summer, he became one of the world's most valuable strikers.
Didier Drogba came off the bench to rescue a point for Ivory Coast as they drew 1-1 with Malawi on Saturday to book their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien scored one of the goals as Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra on Sunday to become the first African qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
Substitute Victor Obinna came off the bench to score twice as Nigeria beat Kenya 3-0 in Abuja, to claim their first victory in African World Cup qualifying Group B.
Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged vessel that was seized last week, the World Food Programme said Monday.
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor returned from injury to score the winner as Togo rocked Cameroon 1-0 Saturday at the start of the final 2010 World Cup-African Nations Cup qualifying phase.
Togo look set to risk the wrath of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger by playing striker Emmanuel Adebayor in their World Cup qualifier against Cameroon this weekend.
Togo's prime minister has resigned after less than one year in office
Arsenal secured a hard-fought 2-0 victory over FC Twente in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier in Arnhem, putting them within touching distance of the group stages.
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The World Bank is making $1.2 billion available in grants and loans to combat the global food crisis, including $200 million for those most at risk in the world's poorest countries.
English FA officials have requested television footage of a clash between Arsenal team-mates Emmamuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner during the 5-1 Carling Cup semifinal defeat at Tottenham on Tuesday.
Arsenal recovered from a goal down to win 2-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday to extend their advantage at the top of the English Premier League to five points.
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
Patrice Neveu has been named as the new coach of Togo, just two months after being sacked by Guinea.
France finally laid to rest the ghosts of 2002 with a 2-0 victory over Togo to secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
France coach Raymond Domenech will pair David Trezeguet with Thierry Henry in attack for Friday's World Cup Group G decider against Togo.
Switzerland will be without attacking midfielder Daniel Gygax for Friday's crunch Group G match against South Korea.
Switzerland beat Togo 2-0 in Dortmund on Monday to leave themselves needing only a draw against South Korea in their final game to qualify from Group G.
Park Ji-sung's 81st minute goal gave South Korea an unexpected point after they had been almost totally outplayed by France in a Group G World Cup encounter in Leipzig.
FIFA intervened to talk Togo's players out of boycotting Monday's Group G World Cup match with Switzerland, officials said on Sunday.
Ten-man Togo saw their hopes of a fairytale victory on their World Cup debut extinguished by 2002 semifinalists South Korea who grabbed a 2-1 win in their Group G opener in Frankfurt 2-1 on Tuesday.
A huge "red wave" is expected to engulf downtown South Korea's capital Tuesday as the nation kicks off its participation in World Cup 2006.
Togo's messy search for a new coach took an amazing turn on Monday when Otto Pfister, who had quit last week in a pay row, said he would return to take charge for their first-ever finals game.
South Korea were held to a 1-1 draw by Senegal, in the first of four warm-up matches before next month's World Cup.
Group G | World ranking: 61
Group G | World ranking: 35
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Samuel Eto'o followed up his hat-trick against Angola with a spectacular striker as Cameroon beat Togo 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the African Nations Cup quarterfinals in Cairo.
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor said he intended leaving the African Nations Cup on Sunday after a row with coach Stephen Keshi.
Striker Didier Drogba converted a first-half penalty to give Ivory Coast a 1-0 victory over Morocco in their African Nations Cup opener on Saturday.
Defending champions Brazil will face 1998 semifinalists Croatia in their opening match of the 2006 finals in Germany.
A goal from Dante Lopez gave Paraguay a 1-0 win over Macedonia to secure their victory in the four-nation tournament in Iran.
Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o and Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Michael Essien are among five players nominated for the African Footballer of the Year award.
Pierre Wome missed a stoppage time penalty, costing Cameroon a record sixth World Cup finals appearance and enabling Ivory Coast to go through on a day of shocks in the African qualifying matches.
Senegal have sacked French coach Guy Stephan after last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Togo jeopardised their chances of reaching the 2006 World Cup.
Nigeria and Senegal's places in the 2006 World Cup finals have been left in doubt after being held to draws in African qualifying on Sunday.
Four American allies in the Persian Gulf are among the countries criticized for not doing enough to combat human trafficking in a U.S. State Department report released Friday.
The U.N. refugee agency Saturday said thousands of Togolese are fleeing to neighboring west African countries because of the political violence and instability in Togo this week.
Togo's main opposition party has called on supporters to reject the results of presidential elections after the son of West African nation's longtime dictator was declared the winner.
The son of Togo's long-time military ruler won the country's first presidential election in nearly four decades with more than 60 percent of the vote, election officials announced Tuesday.
Mali's World Cup qualifying match against Togo was abandoned amid chaotic scenes on Sunday.
The African Union says it will send a delegation to the west African nation of Togo to decide whether to lift sanctions on the country after its interim president -- the son of the previous president -- stepped down.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended Togo from the regional group and placed sanctions on the small western African nation over a controversial transfer of power.
The United States joined the African Union and France in calling on Togo's military to respect constitutional processes Monday after the Togolese military installed the son of its former leader to succeed his father as president.
Four people died and eight were injured in a stadium crush after Togo's World Cup qualifier with Mali, a government statement said.
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