British Togoland


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British Togoland

A former British protectorate of western Africa. It became part of Ghana in 1957.
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Charles Kormi Kudzodzi, aka Papavi Hogbedetor, who is the leader of the secessionist group called Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), and some few others who were in readiness to declare independence for Western Togoland on May 9, 2019, exactly sixty-three years after the 1956 Plebiscite, in which majority of British Togoland voted to be in union with Ghana on March 6, 1957.
Agitation for the reunification of the Ewe by the All Ewe Conference in British Togoland and the Gold Coast and the Comite de l'Unite Togolaise (CUT) in French Togo compelled the United Nations to investigate the 'Ewe problem' to see how this could be resolved.
1956 Union of British Togoland and Ghana is approved.
By the 1950s, when independence was approaching, the colonial authorities also held 'British Togoland', their end of the divided German protectorate to the east of the Gold Coast as Ghana was then called.
British Togoland, the fourth territorial element eventually to form the nation, was part of a former German colony administered by the United Kingdom from Accra as a League of Nations mandate after 1922.
In the face of these challenges, Nkrumah created a nation out of four ethnically diverse territorial populations--the British coastal Colony, the Ashanti, the Protectorate of the Northern Territories, and the former mandate of British Togoland. This process began when British officials met with the Fanti and other local chiefs to sign the earlier mentioned Bond of 1844.
The police administration, on Monday this week, issued a statement about the arrest of eight members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), which is agitating for the restoration of British Togoland as an independent state to be called Western Togoland.
Kate Skinner, The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland: literacy, politics and nationalism, 1914-2014.
British Togoland was a United Nations Trust Territory, spanning down from Pusiga on the Gold Coast Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) border to Sokode about sixteen kilometres south of Ho, with a land size of 33,776 square kilometres.
In 1957, the residents of British Togoland voted to join the Gold Coast as part of the new independent nation of Ghana.
The group informed the UN Secretary General that Britain broke international laws and refused to grant what they called the sovereign state (the UN Trust Territory of British Togoland) self-rule when the time came for Britain to do so.
It took great political will on the part of this president to even conceive the idea of splitting the Volta Region against the backdrop of Ewe extremists who want the whole world to believe they own not only the region, but all other areas which were once in British Togoland, and in addition even usurping an area called the Volta Triangle which was part of the Gold Coast at the time German Togoland was around.

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