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Mali

République du Mali
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Mali’s power reached its peak between the 11th and 13th centuries when its gold-based empire controlled much of the surrounding area. The country was annexed by France in 1904. The region became the territory of French Sudan as part of French West Africa. The country became an autonomous state within the French Community on 24 Nov. 1958, and on 4 April 1959 joined with Senegal to form the Federation of Mali. The Federation achieved independence on 20 June 1960, but Senegal seceded on 22 Aug. and Mali proclaimed itself an independent republic on 22 Sept. There was an army coup on 19 Nov. 1968 and another in March 1991.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000

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  • Barry Turner

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