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: 7,965,055 (2017)

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

  • Mon - Aug 6, 2018: Vice President Leaves Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Vice-President of the Republic, Bornito de Sousa, left on Tuesday the city of Lome, Togo, where he participated in the Joint Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
  • Fri - Aug 3, 2018: Black Wonders Leave for Ecowas Champs in Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Ghanaian Times] The national deaf football team, Black Wonders, will leave today for neighbouring Togo for the week-long Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) football competition.
  • Fri - Aug 3, 2018: EP Ghana, EEPT Togo Joint General Assembly Opens At Kpalime - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Ghanaian Times] Kpalime -The23rd joint General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P.) Church, Ghana and the Eglise Evangelique Presbyterienne du Togo (EEPT) opened in Kpalime in Togo on Monday with a renewed call on African leaders to act swiftly to adopt a common cross-border protocol to facilitate the free movement of people, across the continent.
  • Thu - Aug 2, 2018: A Tug of War in Togo Over Term Limits and the Distribution of Power - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [The Conversation Africa] The ongoing conflict in Togo about the introduction of presidential term limits is one of the most important battle grounds between the ruling party Union pour la République and the opposition. And it's far from resolved.
  • Tue - Jul 31, 2018: Togo Crisis Overshadows West Africa Summit - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [RFI] Leaders from western and central Africa gathered in Lome on Monday for a joint two-day summit to step up their fight against terrorism. But the event has been overshadowed by Togo's political crisis, which has dragged on for nearly a year.