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Togo opposition coalition urges constitutional change

Anti-government protesters in the West African country of Togo have been on the streets of the capital, Lome, to call for constitutional change and the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has been in power for 50 years.

by Charles Stratford

Anti-government protesters in the West African country of Togo have been on the streets of the capital, Lome, to call for constitutional change and the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has been in power for 50 years.

A coalition of 14 opposition parties says it wants to honour the 1992 constitution that stipulates a limit of two five-year terms for the president and a two-round voting system.

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 200 others injured in clashes between protesters and police since August.

Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports.


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