Engage in Togo
Togo, a country situated on Africa’s west coast, is a narrow strip of land bordered by Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso. With a population of approximately 8.5 million, Togo faces numerous challenges in terms of its human rights record, political governance, and economic stability. Despite being one of the world’s major producers of phosphates, which are used in fertilizers, Togo remains impoverished and heavily dependent on foreign aid. The country has struggled to build a stable economy since gaining independence from France in 1960. Togo’s political landscape has been dominated by the ruling Union pour la République (UNIR) party, led by President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema, who succeeded his father and has faced criticism over electoral fraud allegations. Togo also grapples with significant social issues, such as high poverty rates, particularly in rural areas, limited access to quality services, and inequalities faced by women in terms of economic opportunities, education, and health. Efforts are being made to address these challenges, but Togo still has a long way to go in achieving sustainable development and improving the well-being of its population.