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: 8,176,449 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Wed - Aug 7, 2019: 127 Parcels of Suspected Marijuana Busted At Ghana-Togo Border - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Ghanaian Times] Akanu -Personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the Akanu border post, near Dzodze, last Thursday seized 127 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana from a house by the Ghana-Togo border.
  • Thu - Aug 1, 2019: President Appoints New Envoy to Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Kofi Mensah Demitia, a public servant of many years' standing as the country's Ambassador to the Republic of Togo.
  • Tue - Jul 30, 2019: Committee Against Torture Examines the Situation in Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [OHCHR] The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the seventh periodic report of Togo on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture.