Togo. Under strong EU pressure, the Togolese government
promised in April a series of political reforms. According
to CountryAAH, the total population in Togo is 8,278,735 people in 2020.
interrupted virtually all assistance to Togo in the 1990s
due to the regime's authoritarian rule. Among the 22
specific reforms the government now promised in writing were
to organize democratic elections under international
supervision and to give the opposition fair access to the
media and the opportunity to work freely. However, the
government's invitation to political reconciliation talks
was boycotted by the major opposition parties, who
complained about a lack of agenda and insufficient time for
A new press law passed by the parliament in August
softened the definition of "offending senior officials" and
lowered the penalty for such offenses from prison to fines.