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Background Information

  • There are dozens of commercial and community radio stations and weekly newspapers, as well as a handful of private TV stations.
  • Radio is the most popular medium, particularly in rural areas. Around 80 stations were on the air by late 2006
  • The main TV station is government-owned Television Togolaise, the only daily newspaper is government-owned Togo-Presse, and some private radio stations are government-owned or associated with the ruling Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT).
  • Also on air in Lome is Gabon's Africa No 1. Radio France Internationale broadcasts on FM in Lome and Kara


Capital Lome
Currency Franc CFA
Major Ethnic Groups                         African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%,
European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
Main Languages French (official and the language of commerce),
Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south),
Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)


Religious Breakdown Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
Population 5,701,579
HIVAIDS 110,000 (2003 est.)
Labour Force 1.302 million (1998)
Labour Force by Occupation             agriculture: 65%
industry: 5%
services: 30% (1998 est.)
Literacy: Age 15 and over that can read or write
Total Population 5,701,579
Male 67%
Female 37%


Government republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule
Constitution                                                                 multiparty draft constitution approved by High Council of the Republic 1 July 1992, adopted by public referendum 27 September 1992
Legal System French-based court system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
Chief of State President Faure GNASSINGBE (since 6 February 2005);
Head of Government Prime Minister Yawovi AGBOYIBO (since 16 September 2006)
Elections president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (no term limits); election last held 24 April 2005 (next to be held by 2010)
Cabinet Council of Ministers appointed by the president and the prime minister
Prime Minister prime minister appointed by the president

Banking And Business

Banking & Office Hours  
GDP Exchange Rate : $2.089 billion (2006 est.)
Real Growth : 2% (2006 est.)
GDP/ Capita : $1,700 (2006 est.)
Composition By Sector agriculture: 39.5%
industry: 20.4%
services: 40.1% (2003 est.)
Industries phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages
Electricity Production: 286.2 million kWh (2004)
Transportation Roadways: total: 7,520 km
paved: 2,376 km
unpaved: 5,144 km (1999)
Air Transport with paved runways: total: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 (2006)
Economy                                                                                     This small, sub-Saharan economy is heavily dependent on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for 65% of the labor force.
Exports $868.4 million f.o.b. (2006 est.) – reexports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa
Imports $1.208 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.) – machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products
Major trading partners China, Ghana, Burkina Faso, UK, France, Benin, Netherlands, Belgium,Mali, Germany, US, India, Estonia, Cote d'Ivoire

Schooling And Holidays

Public Holidays                               

1 Jan New Year's Day.
13 Jan Liberation Day.
20 Mar Mouloud (Anniversary of Buddha's birthday).
24 Mar Easter Monday.
27 Apr Independence Day.
1 May Labour Day.
1 May Ascension.
12 May Whit Monday.
21 Jun Day of the Martyrs.
15 Aug Assumption.
24 Sep Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lomé.
2 Oct Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
1 Nov All Saints' Day.
9 Dec Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice).
25 Dec Christmas Day.



Tv Stations

Local TV Stations

  • Television Togolaise (TVT) - state-run
  • Telesports TV - state-run, sports, culture
  • TV2 - private
  • TV7 - private
  • TV Zion - private, Christian
  • TV Djabal'nour - private, Islamic
  • Media Plus - pay-TV operator

International TV Stations

  • Canal+Horizons (francophon pay tv)
  • Many others stations broadcasted by satellite

Radio Stations

  • Radio la GRACE
  • Canal Educatif Francophone
  • RFI - Lomé
  • Sport FM
  • Zéphyr FM
  • Radio Nostalgie
  • Radio Tropik FM
  • Radio Kanal FM
  • Radio Zion Lomé
  • Radio Nana FM
  • Radio Victoire José
  • Radio Lumière
  • Radio Métropolys
  • Radio BBC Afrique Lomé
  • Radio Maria Togo Lomé
  • Radio Bonne Nouvelle
  • Radio JA-A –AL HAQ
  • Radio Lomé
  • Radio de l’Evangile
  • Radio Horizon .
  • Radio Kara à Lomé
  • Radio AFRICA N°1
  • Radio Carré Jeunes
  • Radio Fréquence 1
  • Radio Avenir
  • Radio Christ
  • Radio Sinaï
  • Radio Delta Santé
  • Radio Providence
  • Radio Jabal’ Nour
  • Radio X Solaire
  • Radio Kara
  • RFI Kara
  • Radio Lomé Agou
  • Radio Spéranza
  • Radio Excelsior
  • Radio Peace FM
  • Radio Kara à Agou
  • Radio Planète Plus
  • Radio “La Voix des Plateaux’’
  • Radio Rurale Notsè
  • Radio Citadelle
  • Radio Zion Kpalimé
  • Radio “La Voix de Vo”
  • Radio de l’Evangile Agou
  • Radio Maria Togo Kpalimé
  • Radio « La Voix du Haho »
  • Radio Rurale Pagouda
  • Radio Espoir Plus
  • Radio Kara
  • Radio Lomé à Alédjo
  • Radio Cosmos
  • Radio Tabala
  • Radio Réveil
  • Radio Kara à Alédjo
  • Radio Tchaoudjo
  • Radio Espoir 2000
  • Radio Méridien
  • Radio Jeunesse
  • Radio Maria Togo à Dapaong
  • Radio MECAP Togo
  • Radio Kara à Dapaong
  • Radio Courtoisie
  • Radio Lomé à Dapaong
  • Radio Rurale Dapaong
  • Radio Rurale Dapaong
  • Radio « La Voix de l’Oti »




  • 1 Daily
  • 12 Weeklies
  • 5 Monthlies
  • Low Circulation : approx 10 000
  • Not a transparency Market
  • No Recent survey
  • Major contents are concentrated on politic & news in brief

The Press

  • Togo-Presse - government daily
  • Le Regard - private, weekly
  • Le Combat du Peuple - private, weekly
  • Nouveau Combat - private, weekly
  • Carrefour - private, weekly
  • Le Crocodile - private, weekly
  • Motion d'Information - private, weekly

Outdoor Media

Ratecard is based on Cfa as for all media Discounts are related to the number of weeks and type of usage & no inflation. Usage is very high in tactical campaigns and in the main city (Lomé), available size 12m2, 18m2 3 Main Owners : Multimedia Panofix SBCRP
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