Saturday, October 15, 2016


Togo has a population of roughly 7.5 million, like Jordan and Hong Kong. More than half the population practice indigenous religions. Africa has 54 countries, and in only 4 are traditional beliefs larger than the Abrahamic religions. Two of the others are islands off the continent - Madagascar and Mauritius. The second mainland country is Tanzania, where there is a roughly even split between Islam, Christianity and Traditional. Part of the infamous 'Slave Coast', Germany declared Togo a protectorate in 1884, with France taking the colonial baton after WWI. Independence came in 1960. Togo is in the process of transition to democracy after Faure Gnassingbé took over from this father in 2005. At the time of his death, Gnassingbé Eyadéma was the longest serving ruler in Africa (38 years).  

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