Togo’s ruling party has cruised to victory at the first local elections in 32 years in the West African nation that has been dominated by one family for decades, results said.
Former Benin President Boni Yayi left the country on Saturday after “his health deteriorated rapidly.”
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.
An alarming rise in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso is posing a mounting threat to security in three of its coastal neighbours, according to security sources and analysts.
Togo has elected its first female head of the National Assembly, following parliamentary elections that saw the ruling party maintain its majority.