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Togo:During the period from the 11th century to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions: the Ewé from Nigeria and Benin; and the Mina and Guin from Ghana. Most settled in coastal areas.When the slave trade began in the 16th century, the Mina was the most victimized. For the next two hundred years, the coastal region was a major trading center for Europeans in search of slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name "The Slave Coast".In an 1884 treaty signed at Togoville under the King Mlapa III, Germany declared a protectorate over a stretch of territory along the coast and gradually extended its control inland. In 1905, this became the German colony of Togoland. After the German defeat during World War I in August 1914 at the hands of British troops (coming from the Gold Coast) and French troops (coming from Dahomey), Togoland became two League of Nations mandates, administered by the Britain and France. After World War II, these mandates became UN Trust Territories. The residents of British Togoland voted to join the Gold Coast as part of the new independent nation of Ghana in 1957, and French Togoland became an autonomous republic within the French Union in 1959.Independence came in 1960 under Sylvanus Olympio. He was assassinated in a military coup on 13 January 1963 by a group of soldiers under the direction of Sergeant Etienne Eyadema Gnassingbe. Opposition leader Nicolas Grunitzky was appointed president by the "Insurrection Committee", headed by Emmanuel Bodjollé. However, on 13 January 1967, Eyadema Gnassingbe overthrew Grunitzky in a bloodless coup and assumed the presidency, which he held from that date until his sudden death on 5 February 2005. Eyadema Gnassingbe died in early 2005 after 38 years in power, as Africa's longest-sitting dictator. The military's immediate but short-lived installation of his son, Faure Gnassingbé, as president provoked widespread international condemnation, except from France. However, some democratically elected African leaders such as Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, supported that move, thereby creating a rift within the African Union. Faure Gnassingbé stood down and called elections which he won two months later. The opposition claimed that the election was fraudulent. The developments of 2005 led to renewed questions about a commitment to democracy made by Togo in 2004 in a bid to normalise ties with the European Union, which cut off aid in 1993 over the country's human rights record. Moreover, up to 400 people were killed in the political violence surrounding the presidential poll, according to the United Nations. Around 40,000 Togolese fled to neighboring countries. Togo serves as a regional commercial and trade centre. The government's decade-long effort, supported by the World Bank and the IMF, to implement economic reform measures, encourage foreign investment, and bring revenues in line with expenditures, has stalled. Political unrest, including private and public sector strikes throughout 1992 and 1993, jeopardized the reform program, shrank the tax base, and disrupted vital economic activity. The 12 January 1994 devaluation of the currency by 50% provided an important impetus to renewed structural adjustment; these efforts were facilitated by the end of strife in 1994 and a return to overt political calm
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LomÃ©, is the capital of Togo, with estimated population of 737,751, is the capital and largest city. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, LomÃ© is the country's administrative …and industrial center and its chief port.
Togo (officially the Togolese Republic) is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the G…ulf of Guinea, on which the capital LomÃ© is located. Togo covers an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres (22,000 sq mi) with a population of approximately 6.7 million. Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. The official language is French; however, there are many other languages spoken in Togo. Approximately one half of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960. In 1967, GnassingbÃ© EyadÃ©ma led a successful military coup, after which he became president. At the time of his death in 2005, EyadÃ©ma was the longest-serving leader in modern African history , after having been president for 38 years. In 2005, his son Faure GnassingbÃ© was elected president.
Togo is smaller the West Virgina.
There are a lot of arts and crafts hobbies in Togo. A lot of peopledo bead-work, sewing, and knitting. There are also people involvedwith wood carving, and painting.
Faure Essozimna GnassingbÃ© is the President of Togo. After his father, the long time President of Togo since 1967, died on 2005 February 5, Faure GnassingbÃ© was chosen …by the military to be the next president. At first Faure attempted to serve the remainder of his father's term, but the constitution required an election to take place within 60 days of his father's death. Faure stepped down on February 25, but he was 'reelected' and became president again on May 4 of that year. Accusations of fraud led into violence with thousands fleeing the country. With a slightly more legitimate election in 2010, Faure GnassingbÃ© was re-elected, with much less violence.
Germany colonized togo and France gave togo its independence
togo does not belive in anything they just belive in death teehee
togo is a place in west africa. there are lot of people that are very poor. my dad akounda is from togo.the beaches are nice but they have trash people dudu in the water,its r…eal nasty so if u want to be a helper please please go to togo and lend some money thank u.
Christians are 29% Islam 20% and the rest African tribal.
Togo's ruler is Faure GnassingbÃ©. He followed his father GnassingbÃ© Eyadema in 2005.