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Togo gets first ever female Prime Minister

– – Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé on Monday appointed the country’s first ever female prime minister. Victoire Tomegah Dogbé now succeeds Komi Sélom Klassou who had led the government since 2015. The 60-year-old politician prior to this latest appointment served as a senior official at the president’s office. Her role was as the director of the cabinet of the President of Togo. Dogbé also served as the minister of grass roots development and youth employment for ten years. – – She is ​an economics and marketing graduate who before taking…

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Togo’s new law that clamps down on protests

Togo lawmakers have passed a new law that restricts demonstrations, in an attempt to clamp down on opposition rallies. Opposition parties have been agitating over the state of affairs in Togo, demanding the exit of current President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition largely boycotted last year’s parliamentary elections which means they hardly have representations in parliament. That made the passage of the new law easier for the ruling party. The government has defended the new law, saying it will make the country safer. Under the new law, no protests will be…

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