French West Africa


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French West Africa

A former federation (1895-1958) of French territories in western Africa comprising the present-day countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

French West Africa

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(Placename) a former group (1895–1958) of French Overseas Territories: consisted of Senegal, Mauritania, French Sudan, (now Mali), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Niger, French Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, and Dahomey (now Benin)

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a former French federation in W Africa, including Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea, French Sudan (now Mali), Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso).
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He will be accompanied by President Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, which along with France is financing protective measures for the former capital of what was known until 1902 as French West Africa.
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In French West Africa, the illiteracy rate in 1950 stood at 95-99 percent.
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The colony was known as French Sudan and was administered as part of the Federation of French West Africa.
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By 1947, the French restored Upper Volta as a separate territory in French West Africa.
Myron Echenberg, Colonial Conscripts: The Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa 1857-1960, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1990, 45.
So, too, the dictators of former French West Africa.
Nearly Native, Barely Civilized: Henri Gaden's Journey Through Colonial French West Africa (1894-1939)