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Togo has appointed its first female prime minister

Togo has appointed its first female prime minister

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So, according to Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe has appointed the country’s first female prime minister.Victoire Tomegah Dogbe, 60, became the first female prime minister of the tiny West African nation of about eight million people.Dogbe, whose appointment was confirmed by President Faure Gnassingbe on Monday, replaces Komi Selom Klassou, who resigned as prime minister on Friday, a position he held since 2015.

Dogbe is well known and respected in Togo, having served in several positions under Gnassingbe’s government in the past decade, including working as his chief-of-staff, director of the cabinet of the President of the Republic and more recently as Minister for youth and grassroots development, according to local media reports.

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Dogbe has been deeply involved in the country’s fight against youth unemployment and poverty, introducing reforms that have been praised as a local success in her country. As the parliament awaits Dogbe’s policy plan, observers are keen to see what economic difference her reforms can make in a country where half its population live below the poverty line.

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