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: 8,608,444 (2020)

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

  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Francophone African Super App Gozem Grabs U.S.$5 Million to Expand - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [TechCrunch] Gozem, a super app that provides a host of services -- including transport, e-commerce and financial services in Francophone Africa -- has raised $5 million in Series A financing, the company confirmed to TechCrunch.
  • Wed - Dec 1, 2021: FOCAC - Jerandi Meets With FMs of Senegal, Chad and Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi had a series of talks with Senegalese, Chadian and Togolese FMs on the sidelines of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held on November 29-30 in Dakar.
  • Wed - Dec 1, 2021: GIZ Seizes 1,490 Slabs of 'Wee' At Atikpui ... Suspects Flee to Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Ghanaian Times] Atikpui -- About 1,490 slabs of dried leaves, suspected to be marijuana, were seized at Atikpui, a border town, near Ho, in the Volta Region, by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) on Sunday.
  • Tue - Nov 16, 2021: Great, strong women showing the way to Africa's renaissance - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Embassy of Nigeria] I have spent the few weeks before now engaging with the leading lights of Togo, pushing, among others, our ideas of a Nigeria-Togo Business Council and a Nigeria-Togo Ideas Forum.
  • Mon - Nov 15, 2021: Brave Warriors Hunt Sparrowhawks - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Namibian] The Brave Warriors intend to round off their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign with victory over Togo in Johannesburg today.