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Togo

After initially being colonized by Germany in 1894, the larger region of Togoland was divided between the French and British in 1914. At independence, the eastern half of French Togoland became Togo while western British Togoland became part of Ghana.

Togo Timeline -- Part 1
From Prehistory to the Assassination of Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio (13 January 1963)

Togo Timeline -- Part 2
From the Assassination of Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio (13 January 1963) to President Gnassingbé Eyadéma's 20th Anniversary as President (January 1987)

Togo Timeline -- Part 3
From President Gnassingbé Eyadéma's 20th Anniversary as President (January 1987) to the Death of Gnassingbé Eyadéma (5 February 2005)

Togo Timeline -- Part 4
From the Death of Gnassingbé Eyadéma (5 February 2005) to the Present Day

Leaders of Togo Since Independence
A list of the Togolese leaders since gaining independence on 27 April 1960.

Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma
Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma Biography. Part 1 -- President of a One-Party State.

Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio
Who was Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio?

Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma cont.
Part 2 -- Growing Demands for Democracy.

Background Notes: Togo
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Togo. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defense, and relations with the US.

Togo History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Togo’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanize your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travelers.

Togo - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Togo. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Togo’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Timeline for Togo from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Togo given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

CIA World Fact Book: Togo
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

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