Pray for: Togo

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Lomé
Population: 9,260,864
% Urban: 43.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 41 %
Official Language: French. Only two indigenous languages used in education system: Ewe/Mina and Kabiye
Languages: 43
Literacy Rate: 64 %
Life Expectancy: 61.6 yrs (212/236)
HDI Ranking: 162 / 189
% Christian: 45.4 %
% Evangelical: 10.7 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 45.4 %
People Groups: 56
Least Reached People Groups: 8
% Unevangelized: 17 %


Title: Togo

Tier: 1

Type: country

The political and economic situation remains precarious. A family dynasty ruling for over 50 years and an unequal electoral system both favour the central-northern Gur peoples over the southern Guinean peoples. Pray that God breaks down the resentment and bitterness between them. Poverty leaves orphans and unwanted children (over 300,000) vulnerable to human traffickers, and makes prostitution common. Pray for an end to these evils, and for effective ways to fight poverty. 

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.