Filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain shares her experience of growing up Black with white parents in East Germany in the 1960s.
Togo was due for political reshuffle since President Gnassingbe’s re-election but changes were delayed by COVID-19.
Incumbent leader wins 72 percent of the vote share in first round of presidential election, says electoral commission.
Polls have closed in Togo in a presidential race pitting the incumbent against six other candidates.
Incumbent took office in 2005 after death of his father who led country for 38 years after seizing power in 1967 coup.
Fuare Gnassingbe is likely to win a fourth term in Saturday’s vote with the opposition unable to form a united front.
Candidates in Togo are holding their final campaign rallies ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections.
Saturday’s vote is widely expected to return Faure Gnassingbe as president for a fourth-straight term.
Members of President Faure Gnassingbe’s family have been in power in Togo since 1967.
Togo’s Palais De Lome, once home to German and French colonial rulers, is now home to modern pan-African art.
Built a century ago, Palais de Lome was home to both French and German rulers, and later residence of Togo’s president.
The CFA franc’s days could be numbered in West Africa.
Parliament unanimously approves constitutional amendments despite opposition calls for President Gnassingbe to resign.