Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République Togolaise


Togo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, 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, on which the capital Lomé is located. Togo covers an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres with a population of approximately 6.7 million. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.82, Rank: 136, Personal Freedom: 5.75, Economic Freedom: 5.89, Democracy Index: 3.28
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.89, Rank: 139
Togo | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 48, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
"In presidential elections held in April 2015, incumbent president Faure Gnassingbé successfully consolidated his hold on power, winning 59 percent of the vote and a third term in office. The election proceedings were largely considered free and fair by independent domestic and international observers, though turnout was lower than in previous elections. Opposition candidates critiqued the electronic voter roll system, and the main opposition candidate, Jean-Pierre Fabre, and his followers protested the results."