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

  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Govt to Hold Referendum On Presidential Limit - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] Togo will hold a referendum to decide on the politically divisive issue of presidential term limits following weeks of intense protests by opposition parties.
  • Mon - Sep 18, 2017: Togo Panel Approves Constitutional Reform Plan - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] A parliamentary panel on Friday approved a bill to revamp the constitution and introduce a presidential term limit.
  • Fri - Sep 15, 2017: Gagging of the Media - Journalists Barred From Covering Demonstration - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [MFWA] Two senior journalists were prevented from covering the recent demonstrations in Togo by the authorities in the country, with the camera of one of them seized.
  • Wed - Sep 13, 2017: No Time to Waste in Implementing Togo's Reforms - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [ISS] Weeks after their first protest on 19 August that led to two deaths, opposition parties in Togo continue to maintain pressure on the government. As a result of this and last month's demonstrations by thousands of people in several cities and among the diaspora, the government adopted a draft of a consitutional reform bill on 5 September.
  • Tue - Sep 12, 2017: Togo Should Learn From the Gambia - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Foroyaa] The call for change of government after decades of rule by one family is echoing the clarion call for an end to self-perpetuating rule which governed the Campaign of Coalition 2016 during last year' presidential election in The Gambia.