President appoints new PM
President Faure Gnassingbe has named Minister of Trade and Promotion of the Private Sector, Arthème Seleagodji Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu, as his new prime minister. He replaces Gilbert Houngbo who resigned suddenly on 11th July.
Mr Ahoomey-Zunu (54) ran the Independent Elections Commission during the 2000 and 2004 elections and was, apparently, passed over for the post of prime minister in 2007. He was appointed trade minister in 2011 and is a member of the Patriotic Pan-African Convergence Party (CPP).