2020 in Togo

Events in the year 2020 in Togo.

Incumbents

Events

  • 7 January – Emeritus Archbishop of Lomé, Philippe Fanoko Kossi Kpodzro, calls for the suspension the February 22 presidential election to pave the way for electoral reforms.
  • 14 January – Authorities in Ivory Coast say they rescued 137 children from Benin, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo, aged 6 to 17, who were the victims of traffickers and groomed to work on cocoa plantations or in prostitution.[1]
  • 22 January – Globeleq and the government of Togo sign an agreement to develop between 24MW and 30MW of reliable, low cost, 100% renewable energy to support Togo's industrial development.[2]
  • 22 February – 2020 Togolese presidential election: President Faure Gnassingbé of the Union for the Republic (UPR) is re-elected for his fourth term with 71% of the vote in the first round.[3]
  • 6 March – Togolese authorities announce the first COVID-19 case in the country, a 42-year-old Togolese woman who travelled between Germany, France, Turkey, and Benin before returning to Togo.[4]
  • 15 March – In a historic first, all Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are withdrawn from their host countries.[5]
  • 27 March – The first COVID-19 death occurres in the country.[6]
  • 27 April – Indpendence Day (from France, 1960)
  • 25 May – Africa Day
  • 14 September – COVID-19 pandemic in Togo: Togo receives 12 health workers sent by the government of Cuba.[7]

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ Cote d'Ivoire: Ivory Coast Rescues 137 Child Trafficking Victims
  2. ^ Togo: Globeleq to Develop Renewable Energy Project in Togo allAfrica, 22 Jan 2020, retrieved 8 Feb 2020
  3. ^ Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche (Feb 24, 2020). "Togo President Gnassingbé wins re-election | DW | 24.02.2020". DW.COM. DW. Retrieved Sep 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Togo confirms first case of coronavirus". Reuters. 2020-03-06. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  5. ^ "Peace Corps announces suspension of Volunteer activities, evacuations due to COVID-19". Peace Corps. March 15, 2020. Retrieved Apr 6, 2020. "U.S. To Evacuate All Peace Corps Volunteers Due To Coronavirus". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. March 21, 2020. Retrieved Apr 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Médoune, SAMB (2020-03-27). "Coronavirus: Journalist Dominique Aliziou, first case of death linked to COVID-19 in Togo". Panafrican News Agency. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  7. ^ "'Ejército de batas blancas' de Cuba ayuda en lucha contra el coronavirus en el mundo". www.msn.com (in Spanish). Reuters. September 14, 2020. Retrieved Sep 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Edem Kodjo: Togo mourns ex-Prime Minister, Africa remembers ex-OAU chief
  9. ^ Togo / Deuil : Me Yawovi Agboyibo est décédé (in French)
  10. ^ Togo en deuil : l’ancien Président de l’Assemblée nationale Fambaré Ouattara Natchaba est mort (in French)


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