Upper Volta (Republic) #329 (1974)

The Republic of Upper Volta (République de Haute-Volta in French) was a landlocked West African self-governing colony within the French Community. Before attaining autonomy it had been French Upper Volta, a colony of French West Africa established on March 1, 1919, from territories that had been part of the colonies of Upper Senegal and Niger and the Côte d’Ivoire. The colony was dissolved on September … Continue reading Upper Volta (Republic) #329 (1974)

French Sudan #62 (1931)

French Sudan #62 (1931)

French Sudan (Soudan Français in French and as-Sūdān al-Faransī — السودان الفرنسي — in Arabic) was a French colonial territory in the federation of French West Africa. The colony was initially established largely as a military project led by French troops and was called Upper River from 1880 until 1890, when it was renamed French Sudan, with its capital at Kayes. In October 1899, French Sudan was divided, with … Continue reading French Sudan #62 (1931)