Togo (i/ˈtoʊɡoʊ/), officially the Togolese Republic (French:République Togolaise), is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capitalLomé is located. Togo covers 57,000 square kilometres (22,000sqmi), making it one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of approximately 7.5 million.
From the 11th to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions. From the 16th century to the 18th century, the coastal region was a major trading center for Europeans in search of slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding region the name "The Slave Coast". In 1884, Germany declared Togoland a protectorate. After World War I, rule over Togo was transferred to France. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960.
But as fighting continued, a deal to keep Ukraine’s grain flowing through Black Sea shipping ports helped stabilize commodity and food prices and provided the country with much needed income ... The essence of this proposal lies in the fact that ships moving towards our ports and in the Black Sea straits fly various flags, from Togo to Turkey.
It is the third vessel in the past month that was believed damaged by mine while Ukrainian officials are saying Russia had hit six previous ships since the end of the grain export agreement in July ... Similarly, on September 20, the Seama, a 4,251 dwt cargo ship registered in Togo requested assistance saying it was taking on water at the stern.
... covers a total of about 106,000 square nautical miles (nm) from the coast of Togo, Benin and Nigeria, again reiterating that ships from each country would continue to be at sea, communicate and interoperate when there are issues of hot pursuit or any crime that is cross border.
On Wednesday, Romanian officials evacuated the crew of a Togo-flagged general cargo ship, following an explosion near the Romanian port of Sulina... Consequently, military diving teams from Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey have been employing forces to neutralise drifting mines that have entered their respective waters ... ....
A cargo ship hit a ‘sea mine’ on the Nato side of the Danube River, triggering an explosion ... The vessel, sailing under the flag of Togo, sent a Mayday emergency call, moments after the blast ... ‘An explosion took place this morning on board a Togo-flagged ship, in the Sulina area of the Danube Delta ... It seems that the ship hit a sea mine.’.
A small cargo ship anchored off the northern Romanian coast requested an evacuation from the local authorities this morning after reporting an explosion that was causing the vessel to take on water ... The ship which is 42 years old and registered in Togo, is 295 feet in length and was sitting low at the stern.
Crew onboard Togo-flagged general cargo ship Seama were evacuated Monday morning following an explosion near the Black Sea port of Sulina in Romania, close to the northern border with Ukraine... An investigation is being carried out to establish the cause and the exact place of the explosion that affected the ship.
An ongoing investigation has seized cars at major shipping ports like New Jersey and Baltimore...The cars are then sold to people who will ship them overseas ... Stolen vehicles are crudely packed into shipping containers on their way to Africa ... An Instagram highlight shows two sedans stacked atop each other in a shipping crate.
A few days after the Beirut port explosion, the Togo-flagged vessel Safi (IMO ship identification number 7108899) was inspected at Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli... After switching its flag from Togo to Palau earlier that year, the ship was reportedly sailing from Lebanon through Turkey’s Iskenderun to Lagos, Nigeria, when it was intercepted.
MADRID, July 11 (Reuters) - The Spanish coastguard rescued two Nigerian migrants who stowed away on the rudder of a ship that arrived in the Canary Islands from Togo, a coastguard spokesperson and the police said on Tuesday ... The container ship's last stop before reaching the ...
Shortly after 10pm on Monday July 10, the mooring crews at the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria discovered that under the stern of the MSCMarta, a huge container ship from Togo bound for Italy, there were two men lying on the rudder blade, a scant meter above the water.
The ship first traveled more than 100 nautical miles to Lome, Togo, where it was handling containers on July 3 and 4 ... The men could have asked for asylum in Spain which would have permitted them to remain in the Canary Islands, but reports are that they have family in Italy and were likely trying to get asylum when the ship reaches Italy.