Togo Members of parliament have passed a law which puts further restrictions on demonstrations following a wave of opposition rallies.
Togo government says the law is to make the country safer but the opposition sees it as an effort to stifle growing dissent fuelled by the fact that one family has held the presidency since 1967.
Under the new law, no protests will be allowed on main roads, in city centres or near government buildings.
They can not take place before 11:00 or after 18:00.
As has happened in recent years, the Togolese authorities may ban them anyway for other reasons.
The threat from terrorists is the reason the government has given for the new law.
But there is an effort to keep a lid on growing dissent.
In a country where one family has been in power for so long, it is not surprising that people are becoming increasingly frustrated.
A tweaked constitution allows President Faure Gnassingbé to stay on until 2030 – by then the Gnassingbé family would have been in charge for 63 years.
more recommended stories
Somalia Suicide bombing kills one soldier and injures six
One soldier was killed and at.
Senegal President Macky Sall urges world against dragging Africa into “new cold war”
Senegalese President Macky Sall on Tuesday.
William Ruto sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president
NAIROBI (Reuters) – William Ruto was.
Zimbabweans are abusing SA hospitals; Limpopo health MEC blasts patient
Dr Ramathuba who is a member.
Corruption and poverty increasing drug and alcohol abuse in Zimbabwe
The future is bleak for many.
Paloma Mlunjwana Claps back and corrects the narrative
I had to set the record.
Grief Sucks; Brilliant Pongo shares his journey with grief in new book
In his latest offering author Brilliant.
Nigerians banned from going to fight in Ukraine
Nigeria has said it will not.