Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe was inaugurated on Sunday at a ceremony that was minimised to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Some 200 guests – all wearing face masks and practicing social distancing – attended the ceremony.
With borders closed, it was only attended by diplomats already in the country.
The televised ceremony was shortened to just over 80 minutes, without the usual pomp and ceremony.
Gnassingbe, 53, won by a landslide in February, extending his 15-year reign by another five years.