One of Africa’s smallest nations, Togo was colonized by Germany and then France, and was at the heart of the "Slave Coast" from where West Africans were shipped to the Americas. Today, the country is among the poorest on the continent, but it remains wealthy in natural resources. It has the world's fourth-largest phosphate reserves and is a major cocoa exporter.
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