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Yearbook 1996

Togo. A number of filling elections meant that Rassemblement du peuple togolais (RPT, the Togolese People's Collection) gained its own majority in the National Assembly. According to, with 43 out of a total of 81 seats, the RPT no longer needed to remain in coalition with the Union togolaise pour la démocratie (UTD, Togolese Federation for Democracy), which it has not been equated with for some time. This in turn meant that the UTD's Edem Kodjo resigned as prime minister. In his stead, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma appointed Kwasi Klutse as prime minister on August 20.

1996 Togo

Togo - Lome


Lomé, capital of Togo; 1. 7 million residents (2012). Lomé, which is located on the Gulf of Guinea, is the center of the country's trade, culture and administration. The city is also an export port for phosphates, cocoa, coffee, copra, cotton and palm products. Goods from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are also exported from the port. In Lomé there are universities (founded in 1965). The Lomé Convention was signed here in 1975.

Since Lomé became the seat of the German colonial administration in Togo in 1897, the city has also developed into a commercial center.


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