Since the attack on the Togolese national team in Angola (previously
), soccer in Togo has descended into a freefall. In a strange turn of events, a fake national team recently represented the country in a tournament in Bahrain. The soccer loving people of Togo were outraged when the truth about the situation came out
Female Brains Need Less Hair
Girls going to public schools in Togo have been ordered to shave their heads
by the country's Education Minister. It's supposed to make them concentrate on school work instead of looking cute.
Some good news!
The greatest problem Africa faces is bad government. When the President of Togo died earlier this month, the constitution dictated that power should go to the head of Parliament, until democratic elections could take place. The army expressed their regret that this couldn't happen, since the head of Parliament was out of the country. This was due to the army closing all the borders. They instead gave power to the ex-President's son, and altered the constitution to remove any reference to presidential elections. Now, it looks like progress is being made through protest and peer-pressure.
Hundreds of children trapped on slave ship
The children, from Benin and neighboring Togo, are thought to be as young as 10 and to have been sold for as little as $15 by their parents.
They had apparently been sold to work on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast...