Africa's longest-serving president, Gnassingbe Eyadema, has been sworn in for a fresh five-year term in Togo - a country he has ruled for 36 years.
Appeals for an end to 'internecine fights'
He appealed in his inauguration speech for national unity, saying people of Togo had to reject "hatred, intolerance and internecine fights" for good.
And President Eyadema said full development of Togo could be achieved.
"Economic independence is not a utopia. It will be achieved through financial stabilisation, good governance, and transparent and rigorous management," he said.
"The fight against chaos, favouritism, squandering, and corruption in all its
forms therefore remains an absolute priority."
The investiture in Lome was attended by the presidents of Benin, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger and Senegal.
Also there were Amara Essy, the interim head of the African Union; and French Co-operation Minister Pierre-Andre Wiltzer.
President Eyadema in power since 1967
Constitution changed so he could run again
Opposition leader barred from poll
Mr Eyadema, who first gained power in a coup, won the presidential election with 57% of the vote.
Despite earlier pledges to step down this year, at the end of his second elected term, he decided to "sacrifice himself again", in the words of his prime minister.
Last year, parliament changed the constitution to let Mr Eyadema run again.
The president's main opposition rival, Gilchrist Olympio, was barred from the poll because he is living in exile.
Observers from the African Union said the poll was generally free and transparent.