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)

French Guinea #131 (1938)

French Guinea #131 (1938)

French Guinea (Guinée française) was a French colonial possession in West Africa established in 1891. Since the eighteenth century, Portuguese, British and French traders had established small stations on the coast which was called Rivières du Sud by the French. The Portuguese had trading stations at Rio Pongo and Rio Nunez, mostly for the purchase of enslaved Africans captured inland and brought to the coast. Subsequently … Continue reading French Guinea #131 (1938)

Cameroun (Provisional French Mandate) #148 (1921)

French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)

The earliest inhabitants in the territory of the present-day Republic of Cameroon (République du Cameroun) were probably the Baka (Pygmies). This West African country is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the … Continue reading French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)