This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Togo elections

The people of Togo go to the voting booths this week for the country's Presidential elections. The eight presidential candidates are all working hard to increase their profile - which includes plastering every wall in the city with multiple posters, and driving the streets of Lomé blasting loud music out of vans:




This afternoon we got caught up in two massive rallies; firstly the yellow-shirted opposition party, and only a few minutes later the white-shirted Presidential party, where the President himself was making an appearance and every road in the area was shut by soldiers and police. The elections are on Thursday - please pray for a peaceful election day, and an outcome that will bring continued peace to the people of Togo. Olly


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