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April 27, 2018

Happy 58th Independence Anniversary to Togo!

Happy 58th Independence Anniversary to Togo!

It's Togo's 58th Indepence Day celebration! Togo gained its independence from France on 27th April, 1960.

Togo, officially the Togolese Republic (or in French, République Togolaise), is a sovereign state 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 capital Lomé is located. Togo covers 56,000 square kilometres, and has a population of about 7.6 million.

Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, whose economy depends highly on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. While the official language is French, many other languages are spoken in Togo. Togo is a member of the United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, Francophonie and Economic Community of West African States.

President Gnassingbé Eyadéma who died of heart attack, ruled Togo for 38 years (1967 - 2005). Despite international pressure and general civilian uprisings in criticism of the succession, his son, Faure Gnassingbé took over and has been ruling Togo since 2005.

We, at AfroVibes, say "Happy 58th Independence Anniversary to Togo!".

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