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Yearbook 2016

Togo. According to countryaah, the Togo government was criticized during the year by the opposition for failing to fulfill its pledge to hold local elections, which was last held in 1986. election date.

2016 Togo

The government's work on human rights has stalled in recent years, according to a critical report by the human rights group Amnesty International. Freedom of expression remained limited, for example, journalists and human rights defenders risk being arbitrarily arrested. The security forces were also blamed for torture and violence.

At a summit in Togo in October, 31 African countries adopted the Lomé Treaty on increased maritime safety, including combating crime at sea as pirates and human and drug smuggling.

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