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 - Jun 11, 2021: Nigeria, Togo Others to Save $58bn From Transnational Power Project - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [This Day] Abuja -- When completed, the ongoing 330KV West African North-Core interconnection transmission line will save West African countries about $58 billion in annual energy spending, Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, has said.
  • Thu - Jun 10, 2021: Nigeria, Togo, Others Plan $570m Power Transmission Line - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [This Day] The federal government, represented by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) along with Togo, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic, yesterday commenced a high-level meeting in Abuja, to put final touches to the execution of a planned $570 million transmission line which runs across the four countries.
  • Wed - Jun 9, 2021: Gambia to Scuffle Togo in 2nd Int'l Friendly Clash Today - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [The Point] The Gambia senior national team will battle it out with Togo in their second international friendly match today, Tuesday in Turkey at 5 p.m.
  • Thu - Jun 3, 2021: New Report - Skills Matching and Technology Sustain Jobs in Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [ITC] Strong employee skills matching and technological capabilities have helped Togolese firms retain workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Thu - Jun 3, 2021: Meeting of Turkish FM With Robert Dussey - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a meeting in Ankara with Robert Dussey on 2 June 2021.