Dancers in Togo. *Photo from Wikipedia
April 27 is the Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Togo from France in 1960.
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.
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.