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The Togolese Republic, known as Togo, is a small nation in western Africa located on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea.It got ndependence from France in 1960, and its official language remains French. A military coup overthrew the president in 1967, and the leader of that coup, Gnassingbe Eyadema, remained president until he died in 2005, making him the longest presiding president in African history. His son was elected president in 2005, after his father's death. The capital city is Lome.



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