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

  • Wed - Feb 24, 2021: Togo Overtakes Nigeria in Shipping Business - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Leadership] Togo has overtaken Nigeria to become the maritime hub in West and Central Africa due to a long-running crisis bedeviling the nation's seaports! LEADERSHIP can reveal.
  • Thu - Feb 18, 2021: Gilbert Houngbo Reappointed IFAD President - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] In a strong show of support and recognition for the leader who has successfully showcased the importance of long-term rural development as a key solution to the global challenges the world is currently facing, Member States have reappointed Gilbert Houngbo as President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a second term at its annual Governing Council meeting today.
  • Wed - Feb 17, 2021: Togo Files Official Request for Shipment of Sputnik V Vaccine - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Togonews] The Togolese Republic officially contacted Russia, with a cooperation request for shipment of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Togolese counterpart Robert Dussey.
  • Sat - Feb 13, 2021: Nane is doing well - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Télégramme228] Even though we would have liked to see this Togolese adventure at CHAN, the first in a final phase, last than what was served, it should be noted that the glass is not completely empty for the Togolese players taken individually.
  • Sat - Feb 13, 2021: Djougou, new promised land for Togolese training abroad - AllAfrica News: Togo
    [Télégramme228] City located in the northwest of Benin, capital of the municipality of the same name and prefecture of the Donga department, Djougou is located about forty kilometers from the Togolese border, at the gates of the Atacora massif. Djougou is, by its population, the first city in northern Benin and the third in Benin ahead of Porto-Novo, the capital. Djougou has a total area of 3,966 km2. It is therefore this city which, since the resumption of the new Beninese season, has been vibrating to the rhythm of Togo