Togo

Togo

Togo (German [Togo], French [tɔgo]) is a country in West Africa, located on the Gulf of Guinea and bordering Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. Capital and seat of government is Lome. From 1884 to 1916, the area of ​​Togo was a German colony (German colony Togo), then mandated territory of the League of Nations and the United Nations Trust Territory under French administration. the country was coined almost 40 years of autocratic President Gnassingbé Eyadéma. After his death in 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbe was appointed in violation of the Constitution of the Togolese army's new president. International pressure and unrest in the country did not lead to the return of constitutional states. Subsequent elections Gnassingbe could decide for themselves, with him, the opposition and the European Union massive electoral fraud accused. As before, there are several thousand refugees abroad. In the Human Development Index, the country is on the 162nd place from 187th