French Sudan

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French Sudan:

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, officially Republic of Mali, independent republic (2015 est. pop. 17,468,000), 478,764 sq mi (1,240,000 sq km), the largest country in W Africa. Mali is bordered on the north by Algeria, on the east and southeast by Niger, on the south by Burkina Faso and Côte
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Sudan, French


a French colony in West Africa, along the upper and middle courses of the Senegal and Niger rivers, in 1894–99 and 1920–58. From 1899 to 1920, the French Sudan, together with Niger and Upper Volta, formed the colony of Upper Senegal and Niger. In 1958 the French Sudan was granted autonomy and became a member of the French Community under the name of the Sudanese Republic. In September 1960, the Sudanese Republic became the independent Republic of Mali.

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As the colony of French Sudan, Mali was administered with other French colonial territories as the Federation of French West Africa.
Many people living and working in Senegal in the 1950s located their family history in French Sudan and thought of it as 'home', even if they had spent little or no time there.
(11) The call was addressed particularly to cheminots working in Senegal, many of whom had graduated from colonial French Sudan's few technical schools.
His immediate task as vicar apostolic was to organize the first caravan to the French Sudan, through Senegal to the Niger in 1894.
(41) The Sahara was then separated from the French Sudan, as the Prefecture Apostolic of Ghardaia, with Charles Guerin (1872-1910) as prefect.
This also coincided with the French military conquest of vast lands of West Africa that became French Sudan, including Senegal.
To say that Seydou Keita's portraits tell the truth about the people in Bamako, the capital city of the former French Sudan (now Mali) in the '40s and '50s, is in fact to say that his camera made them into Bamakois.
22, 1940, Bandiagara, Mopti region, French Sudan [now Mali])
Emily Burrill's States of Marriage is an innovative study of law, gender and colonialism in the colony of the French Sudan (present-day Mali).
An introduction and six chapters trace the evolution of the marriage legibility project over the course of the twentieth century, moving between a local context (the town and surrounding region of Sikasso), a larger colonial context (French Sudan and the greater French West African federation), and transnational influences.

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