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

  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Angola and Togo Prepare Top Level Meeting - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The republics of Angola and Togo will analyse, with greater depth, their bilateral relations and new co-operation areas at a top level meeting, which is to take place this year in a place yet to be defined.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Angola, Togo Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The issues of cooperation between Angola and Togo were addressed on Thursday in Lome city, by Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto and his Togolese counterpart, Robert Dussey..
  • Thu - Apr 19, 2018: President Sends Message to Togolese Counterpart - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State João Lourenço sent Wednesday a message to the president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, whose content was not disclosed.
  • Tue - Apr 17, 2018: Call for Protests Despite Ban - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Deutsche Welle] Lome -After a break of more than a month, opponents of the regime in Togo called once more for demonstrations over the weekend. Mediation attempts appear on the verge of failure. Adrian Kriesch reports from Lomé.
  • Thu - Apr 5, 2018: The MCC Approved a U.S.$35 Million Threshold Program With Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] At its quarterly meeting on Tuesday the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $35 million threshold program with the Togolese Republic, though the Board directed MCC to continue to closely monitor citizens' rights to freedom of expression and association, and due process in light of recent events in Togo. The Threshold Program is MCC's smaller grant program, allowing MCC to reach countries that may not meet the agency's strict eligibility criteria by engaging with these count