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Central African Republic

Central African Republic  

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A landlocked country in Africa stretching west-to-east from Cameroon to the Sudan and south-to-north from humid equatorial forests bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to the savannah plains of ...
Chad

Chad  

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Chad has had decades of civil war, and is still subject to many rebellions. Its future could be transformed by oilChad's territory forms a basin centred on Lake Chad on the western border. The ...
Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Félix Houphouët-Boigny  

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(1905–93)African statesman. In 1944 he was a co-founder of the Syndicat Agricole Africain, formed to protect Africans against European agriculturalists. He represented Côte d'Ivoire (formerly the ...
French empire

French empire  

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The colonial empire of France. France under the Valois family had come to approximate its modern boundaries by the end of the 15th century. Most of its colonial possessions were acquired during the ...
French Equatorial Africa

French Equatorial Africa  

An administrative amalgamation of French colonies in central‐west Africa formed in 1910, from which the modern states of the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, and most of Cameroon (added ...
French Union

French Union  

A reorganization in 1946 of the French Empire to implement the Brazzaville Declaration. It proved unacceptable to both African and Indochinese nationalists, especially as it established little in the ...
French West Africa

French West Africa  

Following the establishment of French settlements on the African west coast in 1659 and a gradual extension of the French West African territory during the nineteenth century, it was created a ...
Guinea

Guinea  

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A West African country with an Atlantic coast, bounded on the north by Senegal and Mali, on the east by Côte d'Ivoire, and on the south by Liberia and Sierra Leone.Physical.Inland from the marshy ...
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast  

Despite its ethnic diversity, the west African state has appeared as a beacon of political stability in the post‐colonial era.Contemporary history (up to 1995)Officially declared a French colony in ...
Madagascar

Madagascar  

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Madagascar remains riven by corruption and political conflictMadagascar is dominated by a central mountainous plateau that covers around two-thirds of the island—the highest peak is 2,800 metres. To ...
Senegal

Senegal  

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One of Africa's most stable democracies, though it still faces armed insurgentsSenegal's northern border is formed by the Sénégal River whose valley provides a fertile strip of land. This soon gives ...

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