Togo: opposition rejects results

Togo’s main opposition party is rejecting results announced by the electoral commission that indicate the country’s president has won re-election. The opposition says it will challenge those results when they are transmitted to Togo’s constitutional court within the next week. Kofi Yamgnane is the spokesman for the Republican Front for Change, which backs Fabre. He […]

Togolese vote as Gnassingbe seeks second term

Voting in Togo’s presidential election began calmly on Thursday against a backdrop of violence in previous polls and opposition allegations incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe may rig the outcome. Hundreds died in post-election violence in the small West African nation after the 2005 presidential election and voting this time comes as the region is shaken by […]


Full Name Togolese Republic Capital Lomé Form of Government Republic Date of Independence 27 April, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 56,785 km2 (125th)21,925 sq mi Total Population (2006 estimate) 6,300,000 (100th) Time Zone GMT (UTC+0) Currency CFA Franc GDP (Nominal, 2007 estimate) $2.497 billion GDP Per Capita $386 Human Development Index […]