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Togo - 2014: Politics, economy and society in 2014

Kohnert, Dirk (2015): Togo - 2014: Politics, economy and society in 2014. Published in: Africa Yearbook , Vol. 11, (18 October 2015): pp. 164-171.

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The upcoming presidential election set for 2015 dominated political discussion. The ruling elite clearly lacked the will for constitutional and electoral reforms, which the opposition, civil society and international donors regarded as precondition for free and fair polls. The donor community nevertheless increased their aid because of concerns about growing instability and terrorism in the sub-region and Togo’s role as a willing supplier of troops for UN-missions. Promising growth prospects were overshadowed by increasing poverty, inequality and youth unemployment.

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