Lomé, estimated population 850,000, is the capital of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country’s administrative and industrial centre and its chief port. The city exports coffee, cocoa, copra, and palm kernels. It also has an oil refinery.

The city was founded in the eighteenth century by the Ewe people. In 1882, the village, known then as Bey Beach, became a major trading centre with the arrival of Chico and Octaviano Olympio as agents for the British trading firm A. and F. Swanzy.

Bey Beach became the capital of Togo when the German rulers transferred capital status from Aneho in 1897. The city then grew quickly until it was taken by the French Army in 1914 during World War I.

Lomé lies in the extreme south west of Togo, up against the Ghanaian border. Attractions in the city include Lomé Grand Market, the Togo National Museum in the Palais de Congrés, a fetish market, Lomé Cathedral, beaches and the former wharf.

Akodessewa Fetish Market (Togo): Over half of the population of Togo practices indigenous beliefs, requiring religious paraphernalia you would not find in any normal market. Shrunken heads, skulls, flesh and more can be found in a fetish market like this.

Togo’s Akodessewa Fetish Market is the Holy Grail for voodoo practitioners. Whether you’re looking for good-luck charms or talismans for negating the most evil of curses, this strange market is where you’ll find all paraphernalia associated with the dark arts.

As the largest voodoo market in the world, Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lomé, Togo is a haven for practitioners.

The market is a fetish heaven – a talismans that are used in voodoo healing. Things like crocodile heads, chimpanzee hands, cobras and bones. Lots of bones.

— article from togotourisme.com —

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