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
Countryaah.com, 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
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.