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         The name of the Anthem: "Hail to Thee Land of ourForefathers" Togo 1960 (The year the anthem was adopted) 1979 Replaced, 1991 Restored, 1997 (Constitutional Confirmation

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1.   When did Togo get her independence? Who was the first Leader of the Independent Togo?

2. The country of Togo is located in West Africa.  It is said to
be a tropical, sub-Saharan nation. Like Swaziland, Togo is
one of the smallest countries in all of Africa. Its population is
just a little over 6 million people.  Togo is a member of many international and world organizations. It is a member of the
United Nations, African Union, Organization of Islamic
Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie and Economic Community of West African States.   Most of the people who inhabit Togo migrated to this region
during the 11th and the 16th centuries from different directions.
Like Burkina Faso, this region was also known as the slave coast.
The Germans were the first to colonize Togo in 1884.  After
World War I, the Germans were forced to turn over their control
of this region to the French. In 1960, Togo achieved its
independence from the French.

It was under Sylvanus Olympio that this country won her independence from France.  However, shortly after independence, less than 3 years, Sylvanus Olympio was  assassinated on January 13, 1963 in a very brutal and bloody military Coup Africa has ever experienced. This was the beginning of coup d'état in modern Africa that started  spreading like wild fire in a dry bush.  The opposition leader,  Nicolas Grunitzke who was appointed president after President Olympio, was himself over thrown in a bloodless coup on January 13 1967  by Eyadéma Gnassingbé. This country has a long history of military dictatorship. It was under military regime for many years after its independence. Gnassingbé was president for  Togo for 38 years, one of the longest serving presidents in Africa. He died in office in 2005. As though this was a royal kingship, his son, Faure Gnassingbé was elected president after the death of his father. That election angered many nations of the world except France. Other nations rained condemnation on what was happening in Togo. Faure was actually installed into the presidency by the military, but that was short lived. Many nations saw this as a coup. There were riots and civil disorder in almost all the big cities in Togo when Faure Gnassingbé was installed as president of Togo. Eventually, after several years of this see-saw political/military showdown, Faure Gnassingbé finally took helm of the presidency for several years of musical chair activities in the government. My question is, how come the opposition was not able to cease power from the ballot box during these many attempts at elections? What went wrong?


The Motto of Togo reads:
 "Travail, Liberté, Patrie" [French]
"Work, Liberty, Homeland"

The name of their National Anthem is:
"Salut à toi, pays de nos aïeux [French]
"Hail to thee, land of our forefathers."

4. The official language of Togo is French but there are many indigenous
African languages that are spoken by the people.  There are over 40
different ethnic groups in Togo. Some of those 
languages include,
the Gbe languages that include Ewe and Mina.
Togolese in the
northern part of the country speak the Kabiyé language. 
They also
speak other languages including Kotokoli or Tem, Aja ,
Bassar, Losso, Mossi, Kabyé, Tchamba and other languages.  
Can you name any of these other 

5 There are several major large cities in Togo.  One of these is the
Capital City, which one is it and what Region is it in?  What is the
estimated population of the Capital City of Togo?___________________

a. Lomé
b. Sokodé
c. Kara
d. Kpallmé
e. Atakpamé
f. Bassar
g. Tsévié
h. Aného
i. Mango
j. Dapaong

6. What  year was the Togo National Anthem adopted? And what is
the Name of the National Anthem?  Who composed it?  When was
the original flag replaced and when did it have constitutional
Adoption      Replaced       Restored  Confirmation
a. 1965     1969 1967 1975
b. 1968     1986 1974 1973
c. 1960     1979 1984 1997
d. 1951     2004 1989 2010
e.  2005     2008 1991 2011
f. None of the Above
g.    The Name of the National Anthem________________________

7. What was Togo's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for 2012?

8. For administrative purposes, Togo is divided into 5 regions. a. Savane b. Kara c. Centrale d. Plateaux e. Maritime e. All the above f. None of the above g. Some of the above         9.    What is the political structure of this country Togo?          1 0. Which Religion do most of the people of Togo adhere to and what percentage of the population practice it? a.     African Traditional Religions? b. Christianity--Which Brand of Christianity? 1. Roman Catholic 2. Protestant 3. Eastern Orthodox c. Islam d. Hinduism e. Buddhism f. Judaism



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Listen to the   
National Anthems of All 

            African Countries

Every day a different African country's national     Anthem will play the entire day on this page.   This gives us an opportunity to listen to all the
National Anthems of each country in Africa.   There are 53 countries in Africa.  Some have
said that Liberia has one of the best Anthems
in the world.  Now we can listen to all the 
National Anthems of Africa and compare ours
with theirs.

The other reason for this exercise
is to provide our people the opportunity to
listen to, and to learn about other African
countries, see their flags, hear their National
Anthems, and enjoy the very beautiful music
we call, a country's National Anthem. Much
of our information comes from 

Please take note of the dates each

country's Anthem is played.  We begin with
South Africa on the 5th of August and end with
São Tomé and Principe on September 24, 2013.
If you want to know more about any of the
African countries, just click on the name of 
the particular country below on the left in blue among the list of 53 countries and you will have the information right there at your finger tip.


One interesting factor about the listing of the 
African countries in the order in which they are
listed.  They are listed with the country with the
highest per capital income above and the lowest
per capital income at the bottom of the list. Liberia
is 6 up from the bottom.   Total number of countries
is 53.


French lyrics English translation
Salut à toi pays de nos aïeux,
Toi que les rendait forts,
Paisibles et joyeux,
Cultivant vertu, vaillance,
Pour la prospérité
Que viennent les tyrans,
Ton cœur soupire vers la liberté,
Togo debout, luttons sans défaillance,
Vainquons ou mourons, mais dans la dignité,
Grand Dieu, toi seul nous a exaltés,
Du Togo pour la prospérité,
Togolais viens, bâtissons la cité.
Dans l’unité nous voulons te servir,
C’est bien là de nos cœurs,le plus ardent désir,
Clamons fort notre devise,
Que rien ne peut ternir.
Seul artisan de ton bonheur, ainsi que de ton avenir,
Brisons partout les chaînes de la traîtrise,
Et nous te jurons toujours fidélité,
Et aimer servir, se dépasser,
Faire encore de toi sans nous lasser,
Togo chéri, l’or de l’humanité.
Salut, salut à l'Univers entier
Unissons nos efforts sur l'immense chantier
D'où naîtra toute nouvelle
La Grande Humanité
Partout au lieu de la misère, apportons la félicité.
Chassons du monde la haine rebelle
Finis l'esclavage et la Captivité
A l'étoile de la liberté,
Renouons la solidarité
Des Nations dans la fraternité
Hail to thee, land of our forefathers'
Thou who made them strong,
Peaceful and happy,
Men who for posterity,
Cultivated virtue and bravery.
Even if tyrants shall come,
Thy heart yearns towards freedom.
Togo arise! Let us struggle without faltering.
Victory or death, but dignity.
God almighty, Thou alone,
Hast made Togo prosper.
People of Togo arise! Let us build the nation.
To serve thee in unity
Is the most burning desire of our hearts.
Let us shout aloud our motto
That nothing can tarnish.
We the only builders of thy happiness and of thy future,
Everywhere let us break chains and treachery,
And we swear to thee for ever faith,
Love, service, untiring zeal,
To make thee yet, beloved Togo,
A golden example for humanity.
Hail, hail to the entire Universe
Let us unite our efforts on this immense building site
Whence will be reborn anew
Great Humanity.
Everywhere, instead of misery, let us bring happiness.
Let us chase from the world unruly hatred.
It's over with slavery and Captivity.
At the star of liberty,
Let us renew the solidarity
Of the Nations in fraternity.

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Wikipedia Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013 Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra  National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download
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 South Africa---                                                       August  5



 Nigeria                                                                   August  6



 Egypt                                                                    August  7



 Algeria                                                                  August  8



 Angola                                                                   August  9



 Morocco                                                                 August  10



 Sudan                                                                    August  11



 Tunisia                                                                   August  12



 Ghana                                                                  August  13



 Libya                                                                    August  14



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       Ivory Coast                                                        
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 Tanzania                                                                 August  19



 Equatorial Guinea                                                  August  20



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 Democratic Republic of the Congo                          August  25



 Republic of the Congo                                            August  26



 Senegal                                                                August  27



 Mozambique                                                          August  28



 Namibia                                                                August  29



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 Burkina Faso                                       
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 Guinea                                                                    September   8



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 Lesotho                                                                  September   13



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 Sierra Leone                                     
      September   15



 Central African Republic                                        September   16



 Cape Verde                                       
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 Djibouti                                                                   September   18



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 The Gambia                                      
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 São Tomé and Príncipe                                          September   24


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