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 WorldBank last year said in a report that the combination of closed borders, social distancing measures and restrictions on travel had delivered a heavy blow to Togo's economic activity. The bank has approved a $70 million credit to help Togo revive its economy -- whose ...
Coralie Gevers, the WorldBank's country director for Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Guinea and Togo, said scientists predict with urbanization on the rise in Africa, one farmer will have to feed at least two non-agricultural consumers by 2030 and probably more than four by 2050.
Leading international money transfer provider Small WorldFinancial Services (Small World), has signed a partnership with Ecobank -the leading Pan-African banking group, based in Lomé, Togo...Direct transfer to Bank accounts, mobile wallet; and cash pick up at any Ecobank location ... ”NanaArabaAbban, Ecobank Group Consumer Banking head, added.