Information on the rules pertaining to transfer of land and buildings upon death; on whether they are left to the children or other family members; on whether an illegitimate son of a Muslim mother can legally inherit real estate; on whether the mother can transfer her real estate to her illegitimate son while she is living, and on whether this would be possible if the son did not have Togolese citizenship [TGO19661.E]

Information on this specific subject could not be found among the sources consulted by DIRB.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.

Sources Consulted

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Africa Confidential [London]. Weekly.

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Africa News [Durham, NC]. Bi-monthly.

Africa Report [New York]. Bi-monthly.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political Series [London]. Monthly.

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Jeune Afrique [Paris]. Weekly.

New African [London]. Monthly.

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West Africa [London]. Weekly.

Computer on-line search.

Oral sources.