News & Events

New Self-Help Program Launched

Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Dana Banks presided over the launching ceremony of a prison disinfection program to the Juvenile Brigade of Lomé. The project is the result of a joint collaboration between the Special Self-Help Program of the Embassy of the United States and the Non-Governmental Organization DOMINO, which specializes in assistance to prisoners. DOMINO received ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations

Press reports indicate that violent demonstrations in Mango on Thursday, November 26, and clashes between police and civilians, resulted in the death of a security official. The Government of Togo is reportedly sending additional security forces to the area, and further demonstrations may continue to occur. The U.S. Embassy is restricting travel of official personnel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and be aware of local events to bolster their personal security during the holiday season. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to be particularly vigilant around churches, mosques, and other places of worship; locations where large crowds may gather; government facilities; ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations in Lome

According to first-hand reports, political demonstrations are currently taking place along Colombe de la Paix, and tear gas has been released. The U.S. Embassy recommends avoiding this area. Please remember that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in ...
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