Togo appoints its first woman prime minister


By presidential decree, Victoire Tomégah Dogbé has been appointed as Togo’s new Prime Minister. She is the first woman to ever hold the title in the country. 

She succeeds Komi Sélom Klassou who had led the government since 2015. 

Mrs. Tomégah Dogbé is presently the director of the cabinet of the President of the Republic and the minister of grassroots development and youth. 

Victoire Tomegah Dogbé is ?an economics and marketing graduate and had held a senior post in the president’s office.

Before that she spent a decade as the minister of grass roots development and youth employment.

She had earlier worked for the United Nations Development Programme.