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Colonial Events History

The Formation of Togoland – The Protectorate of Little Popo

In 1884, Reginald Firminger, the Gold Coast District Commissioner of Keta, accompanied by his English colonial soldiers, went to the chiefs in the Togo region to complain about the so-called … Read more “The Formation of Togoland – The Protectorate of Little Popo”

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People Women

Eunice Adabunu, the Nana Benz From Togo

Eunice Adabunu was amongst the first generation of Nana Benz. At the age of 47, and with 23 years of experience in the textile business, her wealth made her a … Read more “Eunice Adabunu, the Nana Benz From Togo”

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People

El Hadj Boukari, the religious leader of Sokodé

El-hadj Boukari, also known as Modjolobo, was a religious leader who empowered the youth of Sokodé from 1950 until his death in 1961. Born in 1895, he grew up … Read more “El Hadj Boukari, the religious leader of Sokodé”

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Places

Pictures of Lomé, Togo in 1958 from the Todd Webb archives

Todd Webb was an American photographer notable for documenting everyday life and architecture in the US. After he was hired in 1957 by the UN to capture its general assembly … Read more “Pictures of Lomé, Togo in 1958 from the Todd Webb archives”