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.
Abandoned for more than 20 years, the previous Palace of Governors, emblematic memorial of Lom� and jewel of Togolese history, will open up on the weekend to be 1st center of art and tradition of Togo... The journalist Kangni Alem then tends to make us find the event "Togo of kings", of that he could be the curator.
A colourful, patterned fabric with cult status in Africa has become all the rage on this season’s catwalks. The wax-printed fabric is worth its weight in gold. In Togo, in the 1970s, a group of women nicknamed the "NanaBenz" made their fortune with it ... Our reporters find out more about this African success story ... .
Le groupe mythique de zouk Kassav a fêté ses 40 ans de carrière à Paris La DéfenseArena le 11 mai dernier .Retour sur cet événement qui a fait revivre toute une génération, les belles années de l’aube de ce régistre musical née aux antilles ...Toofan du Togo, princess lover de la Martinique, et bien d’autres ... ....