Togo. According to
COUNTRYAAH, 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
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