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- 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
|Major Ethnic Groups
||African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%,
European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
||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)
||Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
||110,000 (2003 est.)
||1.302 million (1998)
|Labour Force by Occupation
services: 30% (1998 est.)
|Literacy: Age 15 and over that can read or write
||republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule
||multiparty draft constitution approved by High Council of the Republic 1 July 1992, adopted by public referendum 27 September 1992
||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)
||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)
||Council of Ministers appointed by the president and the prime minister
||prime minister appointed by the president
Banking and Business
|Banking & Office Hours
||Exchange Rate : $2.089 billion (2006 est.)
Real Growth : 2% (2006 est.)
GDP/ Capita : $1,700 (2006 est.)
|Composition By Sector
services: 40.1% (2003 est.)
||phosphate mining, agricultural processing, cement, handicrafts, textiles, beverages
||Production: 286.2 million kWh (2004)
|| total: 7,520 km
paved: 2,376 km
unpaved: 5,144 km (1999)
||with paved runways: total: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 (2006)
||This small, sub-Saharan economy is heavily dependent on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for 65% of the labor force.
||$868.4 million f.o.b. (2006 est.) – reexports, cotton, phosphates, coffee, cocoa
||$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
||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.
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
Low Circulation : approx 10 000
Not a transparency Market
No Recent survey
Major contents are concentrated on politic & news in brief
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
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