Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire are the two biggest nations and economies in the West African sub-region and Cote d’Ivoire also shares a colonial heritage and national language with Togo.

A continuing crisis of political and democratic legitimacy has resulted in a spate of unease and tension across many states in Africa. These include Zimbabwe, Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Kenya, Zambia and Gabon.

Meanwhile, the protests against the continuation of the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe have been extended to Ghana.

In one such instance, a teacher at an Ashaiman Makaranta or Islamic school is seen reciting remarks against the Togolese President even as there has also been a recent demonstration against the Togolese government in Ghana which led to the arrest and arraigning of a suspect.

Media checks also confirm that members of the Kotokoli ethnic group; the largest in Togo, and who hail from the northern part of the country are at the centre of the ongoing protests. Thousands of Kotokolis; some of whom are descendants of migrants from Togo live in Ghana.

Below is a link to the earlier report which had been published on Tuesday:

 Buhari and Quattara at the parley. Source: Twitter



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