Togo’s parliament has voted a constitutional change allowing President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has ruled the small West African country since 1967, to run two more times and potentially remain in power until 2030.
Togo has elected its first female head of the National Assembly, following parliamentary elections that saw the ruling party maintain its majority.
Togo’s government has banned a series of planned opposition protests on security grounds, saying the marches posed a security risk.
A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike was evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives said Wednesday.
Togo’s constitutional court on Wednesday called on the government to organise parliamentary elections before the end of the year.