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Togo: bishop brokers election deal between government, opposition

Catholic World News - July 11, 2013

Bishop Nicodème Anani Barrigah-Benissan, who leads Togo’s Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission, has brokered an agreement between the government and opposition forces on the upcoming parliamentary election. The agreement, signed in the presence of the US ambassador, calls for the release of hundreds of prisoners, extends the filing deadline for potential candidates, and delays elections by four days. Located in West Africa, the nation of seven million is 30% Catholic and 20% Muslim, with half of the population retaining indigenous beliefs.

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