Togo

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INFORMATION

Capital: LoméGovernment: Republic under transition to Multiparty Democratic Rule

Current President: Faure Gnassingbe

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: 7,300,000 (2014)

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

  • Thu - Jan 26, 2017: Adebayor Fights Back Tears As Togo Exits - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [allAfrica] Emmanuel Adebayor was biting his bottom lip as he left the pitch at the end of the Tuesday's African Nations Cup match against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Gentil, his Togo team eliminated after picking up a solitary point from their three games.
  • Wed - Jan 25, 2017: DR Congo Powers Through as Togo Blames the Pitch - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [allAfrica] The Democratic Republic of Congo's excellent performances in the African Nations Cup finals have opened the question of whether they can go all the way in this year's tournament and win what would be the first title for the country since 1974.
  • Tue - Jan 24, 2017: The Africa-Israel Summit - a New Era for the African Continent - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] Foreign Minister Robert Dussey held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday January 23.