1922-1939 History of West Africa Independent Mali, since 1960

French Soudan, 1939-1960

After World War II, in 1946 the Fench Soudan was granted an ASSEMBLY. French West Africa was represented in the French National Assembly. Yet French policy to assimilate the Africans failed; political sentiment tendad toward independence.
In 1959, Soudan and Senegal formed the MALI CONFEDERATION, which broke apart in 1960 when Mali (the former French Soudan) declared independence.

Mali, History of, from Infoplease
Colonial History of French West Africa, by Jim Jones
REFERENCE Article : French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1953 pp.300-301, 1954 p.299, 1955 p.346, 1956 pp.282-283, 1958 pp.280-281, 1959 pp.278-279, 1960 pp.276-277 [G]
Article French West Africa : French Sudan, in : Statesman's Year Book 1943 pp.939-940 [G]
Article : Sudanese Republic, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1960 p.660 [G]

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