Togo

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INFORMATION

Capital: Lomé

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Faure Gnassingbé

Economy:

  • Suffers from anemic economic growth and depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for a significant share of the labor force.
  • Among the world’s largest producers of phosphate.

Population: 7,552,318 (2015)

Land Size: 56,785 sq km (21,925 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Ewe
  • Mina
  • Kabre
  • European and Syrian-Lebanese: < 1%
Religions:

  • Christian: 29%
  • Muslim: 20%
  • African Indigenous Religions: 51%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Ewe and Mina
  • Kabye
  • Dagomba

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jun 12, 2017: Togolese President Is New Ecowas Authority of Heads of State, Govt. - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Daily Observer] The Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbé, has been elected by his West African peers to preside over the destiny of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, for a one year term, in replacement of the Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who steered the affairs of the organisation for twelve months.
  • Thu - Jun 8, 2017: Osinbajo Hosts Togolese President At Aso Rock - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Daily Trust] Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday received Togolese president and newly elected chairman of ECOWAS, Faure Gnassingbe, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
  • Mon - Jun 5, 2017: Faure Gnassingbe Takes Over Ecowas Chairmanship - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] The occasion was colorful with the presence of twelfth West African leaders and delegations attending the 51st Ordinary ECOWAS Summit, this time held in Liberia for the first time over three decades at the Flemington Hotel Palace in Margibi County.
  • Fri - Jun 2, 2017: Nigeria Thrashes Togo in France - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Vanguard] Three first half goals from the Super Eagles ensured that they continue their unbeaten run under manager Gernot Rohr.
  • Thu - Jun 1, 2017: Eagles Seek to Extend Dominance Over Togo in Paris - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Daily Trust] The Super Eagles will today take the pitch against the Hawks of Togo in an international friendly in Paris.