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.
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