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

  • Mon - Nov 23, 2020: President Ahmad Commemorates Former CAF Vice President General Seyi Memene - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [CAF] Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) regrets to announce the death of General Seyi Memene, CAF Honorary Vice President, in Lomé (Togo), on Friday 20 night to Saturday 21 November 2020, after a long illness.
  • Wed - Nov 18, 2020: Egypt Hammer Togo to Reduce Kenya's Afcon Chances - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Nation] Midfielders Mohamed Kashfa, Mohamed Shariff and Trezeguet scored a goal apiece as Egypt tore hosts Togo apart 3-1 to boost their chances of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals on Tuesday.
  • Tue - Nov 10, 2020: 26 Players in Egypt Squad to Face Togo - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [CAF] Egypt coach Hossam El Badry recalled 26 players for The Pharaohs squad that will face Togo in Group G double header of the Cameroon 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
  • Thu - Nov 5, 2020: Election Triggers Refugee Flood to Border Countries - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [allAfrica] Geneva -- Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara may have claimed victory in an election boycotted by the opposition to give himself a third-term, but it has sparked clashes in the country which have triggered a flow of refugees into neighbouring countries.