20 July 1922 - 22 April 1960
Nations mandate, then UN Trust Territory
Independent nation of Togo
- On 26th August 1914, during World War I,
British and French forces jointly occupied and administered Togoland.
- On 31st August 1914, the German administration surrendered.
- On 27th December 1916, occupied Togoland
was divided into
British and French zones.
- On 20th July 1922, the colony became a League of Nations
mandate, administratively divided into British Togoland and
- After World War II, the mandate became a United Nations
- On 30th August 1956, French Togoland became an autonomous
republic within the French Union.
- On 22nd February 1958, French Togoland achieved nominal
independence as the Republic of Togo, although technically it was still
a French-controlled UN Trust Territory.
- On 22nd April 1960, Togo became fully independent.