1903 - French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
Central African Republic, the former French colony of Ubangi-Shari
, is a land-locked country - bordering Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
Famine related to portage and war demands brutally struck every colony in French Equatorial Africa, and radically altered the social and political landscape in rural Gabon, French Congo, and Ubangi-Shari
. The anglophone bent of most of the contributors at times neglects events in francophone and lusophone regions.