The Togolese Republic is located in West Africa and shares a border with Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso. In 1960 Togo declared independence from France. Although it has struggled to build a stable economy, GDP growth over the last 5 years has been higher than most Sub-Saharan economies.
The main drivers of economic growth have been the government’s public investment program, agricultural production and the extractive industries, as well as trade.
President: Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema
Population: 7.5 million
Religion: Christianity, Islam