Togo. According to COUNTRYAAH, Lome is the capital of Togo which is located in Western Africa. The country’s president Faure Gnassingbé was re-elected in April for a third five-year term. He received about 58% of the vote. The Election Commission stated that opposition candidate Jean-Pierre Fabre received 35%.
The Constitutional Court confirmed the result in May. The opposition criticized irregularities in the election, but did not go to court. International observers approved it.
In June, Komi Selom Klassou was named prime minister. He had previously held several ministerial posts and served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
At the end of the year, at least five people were reported killed in clashes between police and illegal settlers in a nature conservation area in the north of the country.
Journalists, media companies and freedom of speech groups have criticized proposed tightening in the country’s media laws where publishing “untrue news” can result in two years in prison.