Civil society organizations and opposition supporters protested in Lomé on Wednesday, November 27, to demand fair elections ahead of the presidential elections, which should take place between mid-February, early March 2020. Further protests are likely to take place in the coming days and weeks.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected in the vicinity of any demonstration.
Political tensions remain high in Togo. Opposition leaders maintain that the government must comply with a list of demands, including the organisation of an electoral census and a reshuffle of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI).
Individuals in Lomé are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, and refrain from discussing domestic political issues in public.