After the war, Togoland was divided in two,
the eastern two-thirds became the British colony of Ghana
and the western third became the French colony of Togo. In
1960 Togo gained full independence.
Togo - once the jewel of West Africa in the eyes of many tourists
- has suffered an awful lot due to rioting, political turmoil
and nation-wide striking which crippled the economy in the
1990's. As a result, for the majority of the Togolese, life
was far easier prior to this period. In spite of this, Togo
now enjoys a peace that is slowly coaxing back tourism into
this laid-back, undeniably charming country.