French colonial empire
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French Algeria
French Algeria (French: Alger to 1839, then Algérie afterward; unofficially Algérie française, Arabic: الجزائر الفرنسية‎ Al-Jaza'ir Al-Fransiyah) lasted from 1830 to 1962, under a variet...
French Algeria - Wikipedia
French Cameroons
French Cameroons (French: Cameroun), or Cameroun, was a French colonial Mandate territory in French Equatorial Africa, now part of Cameroon.
The area of present-day Cameroon was claimed by Ger...
French Cameroons - Wikipedia
French Equatorial Africa
French Equatorial Africa (French: Afrique équatoriale française) or the AEF was the federation of French colonial possessions in Central Africa, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sa...
French Sudan
French Sudan (French: Soudan Français, Arabic: السودان الفرنسي‎) was a French colonial territory in the federation of French West Africa from around 1880 until 1960, when it became the i...
French Sudan - Wikipedia
French West Africa
French West Africa (French: Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Côte d...
French West Africa - Wikipedia
History of Djibouti
Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Somalia to the southeast, Eritrea and the Red Sea to the northwest, Ethiopia to the west and south, and the Gulf of Aden and Yemen to the...
History of Djibouti - Wikipedia
Isle de France (Mauritius)
Isle de France (or Île de France) was the name of the island of Mauritius and its territories between 1715 to 1810, when the area was under the French East India Company and part of the Fr...
French Morocco
The French Protectorate in Morocco (Arabic: حماية فرنسا في المغرب‎ Himaïet Fransa fi El-Maghreb; French: Protectorat français au Maroc) was established by the Treaty of Fez. It existed f...
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French Somaliland
French Somaliland (French: Côte française des Somalis, "French Coast of Somalis"; Somali: Dhulka Faransiiska ee Soomaaliya; Arabic: أرض الصومال الفرنسي‎, ʾArḍ Aṣ-Ṣūmāl Al-F...
French Somaliland - Wikipedia
French Territory of the Afars and the Issas
The French Territory of Afars and Issas (French: Territoire français des Afars et des Issas) was the name given to present-day Djibouti between 1967 and 1977, while it was still a colony ...
Fédération des cheminots de l'A.O.F
Fédération des cheminots de l'A.O.F ('Railway Workers Federation of French West Africa') was a federation of trade union of railway workers in French West Africa. The federation consisted of four unio...
Bundu, Senegal
Bundu (also Bondu, Bondou and Boundou) was a state in West Africa, later a French protectorate dependent on the colony of Senegal. It lay between the Falémé River and the upper course of the Gambia Ri...
Bundu, Senegal - Wikipedia
Menalamba rebellion
The Menalamba rebellion was a rebellion that emerged in central Madagascar in response to the French capture of the royal palace in the capital city of Antananarivo in September 1895.
French diplo...
Menalamba rebellion - Wikipedia
History of French-era Tunisia
The History of French-era Tunisia commenced in 1881 with the French protectorate and ended in 1956 with Tunisian independence. The French presence in Tunisia came five decades after their occupation o...
History of French-era Tunisia - Wikipedia
Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes
Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes (22 October 1839 – 18 July 1900) was a French general. He was a major figure in the French Imperial conquest of the French Soudan, modern Mali. He was Commandant-Superior of ...
Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes - Wikipedia
Jonnart Law
The Jonnart Law was the culmination of Governor General Charles Jonnart's reform program for French Algeria, passed on 4 February 1919. Although it increased the Algerian electorate to approximately 4...
Béni-oui-oui
The béni-oui-oui was a derogatory term for Muslims considered as collaborators with the French colonial institutions in North Africa during the period of French rule. French administrators in Algeria...
National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons
The National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), was a Nigerian political party from 1944 to 1966, during the period leading up to independence and immediately following independence.
The...
Battle of Grand Port
57°44′02″E / 20.39028°S 57.73389°E / -20.39028; 57.73389The Battle of Grand Port was a naval battle between squadrons of frigates from the French Navy and the British Royal Na...
Battle of Grand Port - Wikipedia
Young Algerians
The Young Algerians (Jeunes Algériens in French) were a political group established in French Algeria in 1907. They were assimilationists, meaning that they wanted Algerian society to integrate with F...
Joseph-François Charpentier de Cossigny

Joseph-François Charpentier de Cossigny (1736-1809), also known as Joseph-François Charpentier de Cossigny de Palma was born in Port Louis, the son of Jean-François Charpentier de Cossigny, an en...
Port-Gentil
Port-Gentil or Mandji (1993 est. pop. 80,000) is the second-largest city of Gabon, and its leading seaport. It is the center of Gabon's petroleum and timber industries. Although it lies inshore, the n...
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Ngol
Ngol, or Dance de Gaulle, was a syncretic messianic sect that emerged in northern Moyen-Congo around 1950. The cult organized itself copying the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the mission churches. The n...