Business

In Q1 2019, Togo’s main export destinations were Burkina Faso, Benin and India

(Togo First) – Togo’s main exports in Q1 2019 were Burkina Faso, Benin and India, with the first leading the pace. Indeed, over the year’s first three months, 17.4% of the country’s exports, valued at XOF20.1 billion, were sent to its northern neighbor. This is slightly lower than the previous year, over the same period, knowingly 19% of Togolese exports (amounting to XOF21.1 billion). Burkina Faso … Continue reading In Q1 2019, Togo’s main export destinations were Burkina Faso, Benin and India

Football

Emmanuel Adebayor moves to Turkey’s Kayserispor

Togo’s Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish club Kayserispor on a one-year deal. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker, 35, had been a free agent since leaving rivals Istanbul Basaksehir in the summer. “This is a league I know very well and I feel happy to be here,” said Adebayor, who scored 28 goals in 76 appearances for Basaksehir “We can only do something … Continue reading Emmanuel Adebayor moves to Turkey’s Kayserispor

Music

Join the African Music Caravan from Cotonou to Cuba and Back

Caribbean influence leaves its mark as popular Afro rhythms develop It’s Sunday night at Aba House, an open-air bar in Lomé, Togo’s capital, and stylish young men and women in modern African dress fill the dance floor as the bass guitarist pumps up the tempo. Powerful! Soulful! The lyrics are in Mina, a local language in southern Togo and parts of neighboring Benin, but the … Continue reading Join the African Music Caravan from Cotonou to Cuba and Back

Fashion

Lomé, the new African fashion capital

When it comes to fashion, a wave of change is washing over the African continent. Young Togolese designer Jacques Logoh has been running Lomé’s International Fashion Festival (FIMO) for six years now. He’s aiming to establish a yearly meet-up for African designers. This pan-African approach to the fashion industry is seen as an economic strength and a force for social cohesion. We take a closer … Continue reading Lomé, the new African fashion capital

So… like what do you eat?

One of the things I’ve been trying to do before I leave is document the interesting cuisine of Togo. Many of the traditional dishes here can be found in other West African countries. Meals such as fufu and pate are common in different variations across the region. So if you’ve ever travelled to Ghana or Senegal you’ve probably eaten similar dishes. The Togolese diet is … Continue reading So… like what do you eat?