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.
The organization representing the European flag states took the unusual step of barring a cargo ship from calling at any of its ports ... The ship is registered in Togo and operates with a Syrian crew ... In all, the Italian inspectors founded 17 issues that did not conform to the international codes, and 14 were reasons for the ship to be detained.
Nigerian Immigrant, MosesHarry has shared his journey to Ghana on a ship due to the closure of borders and ban on travel on both land and sea ... ”We boarded a ship from Nigeria and went through Togo ... .
The ship was about eight hours from port in Lomé, Togo, from where Prasad planned to fly home to Kolkata, India... Prasad's chief engineer had seen a speedboat emerging from a supply vessel that had suddenly appeared beside their ship ... All of that trade requires a lot of shipping by vessels often primarily staffed by Indians.
After receiving a tip-off that a cargo ship registered under the flag of African nation Togo was allegedly hauling contraband cigarettes, the CGA Southern Branch’s Offshore Flotilla 5 formed a task force to intercept the ship, with the main operation mounted by the 3,000-tonne cutter CG-129 Kaohsiung, they said.
The port received the ship coming from Greece on Thursday, flying the flag of the Togo. It is the fifteenth ship that the port received after restarting, and the fourth of its kind in terms of exporting packed white cement by the SinaiWhiteCementCompany.
I just need the address.” He knows the customs people; border guards in Lagos; an international shipping company that helps him. He can even organise the export through other West African countries such as Togo, Benin and Ghana... too dangerous.” Instead he mentioned Togo and Benin.
DryadGlobal's tweet shows the position of a Ghanaian fishing vessel from which two Korean crew members among 52 onboard appeared to have been kidnapped after the ship was hijacked in waters south of Lome, Togo. Capture from Dryad Global's Twitter ... The two were abducted Aug ... 17 (KST), or 8.30 p.m., Oct ... The remaining crew returned the ship to Ghana ... .
For the next six months, until Herrera was murdered, the ship and its crew floated in legal limbo ... Shipping data reviewed by Reuters indicate that its Automatic Identification System, a device that transmits a vessel’s location and is mandatory under international maritime rules, was disengaged as it approached Venezuela.