Togo (i/ˈtoʊɡoʊ/), officially the Togolese Republic (French:République Togolaise), 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 Gulf of Guinea, where its capitalLomé is located. Togo covers 57,000 square kilometres (22,000sqmi), making it one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of approximately 7.5 million.
From the 11th to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions. From the 16th century to the 18th century, 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 1884, Germany declared Togoland a protectorate. After World War I, rule over Togo was transferred to France. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has called on African countries to prioritise the development of public and private export trading companies (ETCs) in order to position the continent’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate effectively in global trade.
Adomakoh also expressed the bank’s firm determination to expand its operations across the continent, which he explains means revisiting the bank’s strategy of venturing beyond Ghana’s borders – referencing its past expansions into the United Kingdom and the Republic of Togo in 1959 and 1971 respectively ... Ghana’s most welcoming bank.
As for Arab and foreign banks, their budgets reached 35.88 billion riyals ...QNBGroup acquired stakes in a number of financial institutions, including 20% in (Ecobank) based in Togo, 38.6% in the Jordanian Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, 40% in the CommercialInternational Bank in the Emirates, as well as about 100% in (QNB) Tunisia.