I’m from Togo.
Togo is a beautiful country with the most humble, the most hardworking, and the most liberal people in west Africa. They are also the most honest in west Africa, just behind the people of Burkina Faso.
Unfortunately, the country has being taken hostage by an internal colonial regime since half a century and years after years the regime has succeeded to break any attempt to overthrow it.
Recently, I met a high ranking member of the TOGO colonial regime, and at a point of our exchange, he disdainfully joked that the people of Togo are ‘flee-ards’, meaning it’s enough for the regime soldiers to boo the protesters that they would run away in panic leaving the streets empty.
In the years 1990s, I was among the students who protested the colonial regime unsuccessfully. Hearing that Officer statement got films of how we were dispersed back to my mind.
We were cowards. We ran away once the soldiers would boo at us. And I think most of the protesters were killed and wounded running away, making themselves easier prey.
Recently, the TOGO regime developed a more sinister tactic to break protests. According to their theory, once their soldiers would kill one or two children during a protest, even if the kids are not related to the protests, the protest movement loses momentum and breaks down, because parents instinctively would exert pressure on their kids not to go out.… Read more