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.
While the country gained independence from France in the 1960s, the then-president was shot dead by a group of French-trained Togolese soldiers days before he would create the CentralBank of Togo and issue the Togolese franc. The move, which would bring financial independence to Togo, was not appreciated by the colonizer.
“This project responds to the complexity of the crisis by supporting interlinked and regionally coordinated solutions, security efforts, climate and disaster risk management, and state capacity building,” stated Coralie Gevers, WorldBankCountry Director for Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Togo.
Boskalis has been awarded the contract for the protection and replenishment of more than 40 kilometers of coastline stretching from the eastern coastline of Togo to the western coastline of Benin in West Africa... The award was made by the governments of Togo and Benin with the financing made available by the WorldBank ... ....
A SUBSEA cable owned by Google that promises to double internet speeds for millions in Africa arrived in Togo on Friday, the company said, the latest step in a multi-year project to provide cheaper access to users across the continent ... Togo will be the first to benefit.
The ECOWASBank for Investment and Development (EBID) has so far invested an amount of USD 397 million in critical sectors of the Côte d’Ivoire economy. This figure is expected to increase significantly following the implementation of additional pipeline projects which have gone through the Bank’s approval matrix.