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 28, 2017: Yobo Studios Pioneers Short-Format Series Content for Broadcast and Online - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Balancing Act] London -If you're a regular visitor to Discop Africa (the largest TV trade show in Africa), you may have noticed her. Or maybe you know 'Zem', her mini-TV series that was a hit in Africa and with the african diaspora.
  • Mon - Apr 17, 2017: Nation's Battle With Coastal Erosion - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Deutsche Welle] Togo is seeking outside assistance to stop it losing territory to the sea. Houses and roads are disappearing. Physical defenses can help, but they, too, are open to attack from the elements.
  • Fri - Apr 14, 2017: Togolese Leader Gnassingbé Gets Sirleaf's Pat Over Ebola Role - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid tribute to the role of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé in mobilizing assistance from the international community during the Ebola outbreak in the West African sub-region.
  • Thu - Apr 13, 2017: Presidents Sirleaf, Gnassingbé Hail Ecowas Parliament - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Togolese counterpart, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, who will succeed her as ECOWAS Authority Chair in June