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.
Ecobank is not under investigation in Nigeria, the chief operating officer of South Africa’s Nedbank, which owns 21 percent of the Togo-based lender, said on Friday.
Security in Togo was tight Thursday as voters turned out for legislative elections overshadowed by bloody pre-ballot clashes and an opposition boycott.