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.
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French West Africa

n
(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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French′ West` Af′rica


n.
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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It was the year 1910 when French thinker Alain Quellien published a book entitled 'Muslim politics in French west Africa'.
"There continues to remain a deep divide between the banking systems in English and French West Africa," says Andrew Nevin, chief economist at PwC Nigeria in Lagos.
As the colony of French Sudan, Mali was administered with other French colonial territories as the Federation of French West Africa. In 1956, France's Fundamental Law (Loi Cadre) was passed and the Territorial Assembly obtained extensive powers over local affairs.
In 1944, in this village, home to one of the largest military camps in French West Africa, there was a massacre of Senegalese tirailleurs who had returned from Europe and were slaughtered by their French superiors for demanding their war-time salaries.
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The Metis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013.
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.
In French West Africa, the illiteracy rate in 1950 stood at 95-99 percent.
One of the crew died but the rest stuck it out until they found their way to French West Africa and were able to stumble ashore.
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