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Fake Togo Soccer Team Scams Bahrain

Imposters lose 3-0, but make off with cash

(Newser) - Last month, Bahrain's national soccer team hosted a friendly game against Togo, notching a 3-0 victory against a surprisingly weak team. Except the team wasn't Togo's, reports the Wall Street Journal, but rather a group of imposters looking to pocket fees generated by the match. The real Togolese team was... More »

Togo Soccer Team Punished After Ambush by Gunmen

African soccer officials ban them from next tournaments

(Newser) - The Confederation of African Football has banned Togo's national soccer team from participating in the next two African Cup of Nations tournaments. It's punishment for the squad's decision to withdraw from this year's tournament following an attack on the team bus in Angola, reports AFP . Three people were killed. More »

Gunmen Ambush Togo's Soccer Team in Angola

Driver dead; players among 9 injured

(Newser) - The national soccer team of the African nation of Togo was ambushed by gunmen today as it traveled by bus into Angola; the driver was killed and at least two players are among the nine people injured. A separatists group in the enclave of Cabinda claimed responsibility, Reuters reports, noting... More »

Somali Pirates Release Togo Ship, Score $100K Ransom

Tanker was to deliver food aid to Somalia

(Newser) - Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged cargo ship that was to deliver food aid to their own country, the BBC reports, but only after securing a ransom rumored to be $100,000. “Somali traders were involved in the release,” a pirate source told Reuters. They paid “not... More »

World Bank Offers $1.2B in Food Aid

Millions at risk of starvation

(Newser) - The World Bank is offering an emergency $1.2 billion in aid to several nations in a desperate bid to stave off starvation for millions of people, reports the BBC. The money is being offered to Haiti, Liberia, Djibouti, Togo, Yemen and other nations identified as at immediate risk from... More »

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