The Founders of Lomé

The Founders of Lomé circa 1895
The founders of Lomé (formerly bey-beach) circa 1895. Seated from left to right: Aflao Chief, Dovi Avon Ayivon, Equagou, Georges Koudawoo, Anthony, Robert Adjamah, Etsri Dapensu.
Source: Histoire des Togolais, Gayibor Nicoué

In the early 1880s, a new trading center began to develop on the West Coast of Africa. The area was known then as Bey Beach and was settled by Anlo traders in the early 1880s. It became a major trading center in 1882.

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