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Togo: $200,000 aid for Japan

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Togo, Economics & Business, Humanitarian Response, International Relations, Politics

On 24th June 2011 the Togolese blogger, Sylvio Combey, denounced on his blog [1] [fr]: ¬† ¬†“[The president] Faure Gnassingb√© has given $200,000 (about 92 million CFA francs) to a country [Japan] which is suffering great losses and paying the consequences of its nuclear policy. You just have to look at the economic gap between Japan and Togo, a country where more than 62.3% of the people have an income of less than $2 US per day (about 1000 CFA francs), to wonder whether you should laugh or cry.”