The Togolese government is taking part in the G-20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative, which suspends payments to bilateral Paris Club creditors from the first of May till the end of the year 2020. Ratings Agency, Moody’s says Togo’s participation in the initiative offers short term liquidity relief but poses risks for the private sector. Lucie Villa, Vice President and Senior Credit Officer at Moody’s joins CNBC Africa for more.
Preliminary result from Togo’s Electoral Commission shows the country’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, with a strong lead of 72 per cent of the vote. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, an organization that monitors election in Sub-Saharan Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson, coordinator of the opposition coalition in Togo condemns the country's new constitutional change, approved by the parliament. The change allows 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.
Hospital workers in Togo have been striking for better equipment and more nursing staff. The public health sector in the West African country is underfunded. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch got a look at what that means in Lomé's largest hospital.