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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Togo in Pictures

Togo formed part of the slave coast, from where captives were shipped abroad by European slavers during the 17th century. Cocoa, coffee, phosphate and cotton generate about 40 percent of export earnings with cotton being the most important cash crop.  


Togo in Pictures


Togo has gained notoriety for human rights violations having a checkered history of political governance.

Togo in Pictures

Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo.

Lomé is the capital and largest city of Togo.


One of the largest buildings of Togo is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Trinity, the parish of Atakpame.

One of the largest buildings of Togo is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Trinity, the parish of Atakpame.


Mother and child in Lome Togo.

Beautiful mother and child in Lome Togo.


Togo has 37 African tribes, the largest are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre.

Togo has 37 African tribes, the largest are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre.


The town of Aného Togo was as a slave port.

The town of Aného Togo was as a slave port.


Cotton market in Togo.

Weighing cotton at the cotton market in Togo. Cotton is one of Togo's main cash crops. 


Going to school in Togo Africa.

Elementary school children in Togo Africa playing games and eating snacks.



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