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Dahomey Amazon Femal Warrior 1890.

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The Baobab is found in the the arid savannas of Africa, known as "The Tree of Life" for its longevity.

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Dahomey Amazones - Recruiting women into the Dahomean army. Gezo’s female troops were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and as many as 50 slaves to each warrior. “When amazons walked out of the palace, they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.

Dahomey Amazones - Recruiting women into the Dahomean army. Gezo’s female troops were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and as many as 50 slaves to each warrior. “When amazons walked out of the palace, they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.

Banda Statue, "Maître de Mobaye", Central African Republic

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Corps of Tirailleurs recruited from all over French West Africa. They were former slaves, prisoners of war, and volunteers. They engaged in the "pacification" or colonial conquest of what became francophone Africa.

Africana Age - Intro

Corps of Tirailleurs recruited from all over French West Africa. They were former slaves, prisoners of war, and volunteers. They engaged in the "pacification" or colonial conquest of what became francophone Africa.

Chad map

Map of Chad

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Steam Train

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Pietro di Brazzà opened up for France the right bank of the Congo. The capital of the Congo Is named Brazzaville after him.

Pietro di Brazzà opened up for France the right bank of the Congo. The capital of the Congo Is named Brazzaville after him.

Birao- the northernmost point of the Central African Republic on the border with Chad and Sudan

Birao- the northernmost point of the Central African Republic on the border with Chad and Sudan

Moroccan Sultan Abdelhafid, who led the resistance to French expansionism

Moroccan Sultan Abdelhafid, who led the resistance to French expansionism

Niger map

Map of Niger

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Stamp 1906

Stamp 1906

The campaign against Samory Touré dragged on much longer than expected. The Ivory Coast, received its name from 16th century traders as a good source of "elephant teeth."

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Gabon people

Gabon stamp

Gabon stamp

Mauritania women

Mauritania women

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Stamp - French Sudan (Mali) 1931. Entry to the Residence at Djenné.

Stamp - French Sudan (Mali) 1931. Entry to the Residence at Djenné.

Combat de Dogba au Dahomey. In 1882, France declared a protectorate over Porto Novo, a vassal state of Abomey, without consulting with the indigenous people. They occupied the entire coastal strip.  The King of the Fon people declared war in 1889.

Béhanzin, King of Dahomey, one of the last African Resistant to French Colonization

Béhanzin (Gbêhanzin) Hossu Bowelle or the 'King Shark' was one the most powerful kings in West Africa at the turn of the 19th century. He was the eleventh king of Dahomey, and the last independent ruler of Abomey before French colonization. Who was really Béhanzin? Born in 1844 in Abomey, Béhanzin was the eleventh king of…

The "Scramble for Africa" is the name for the colonization and of African territory by European powers between 1881 and 1914. In 1870, only 10 percent of Africa was under European control; by 1914 it was 90 percent, with only Abyssinia and Liberia still being independent.

The "Scramble for Africa" is the name for the colonization and of African territory by European powers between 1881 and 1914. In 1870, only 10 percent of Africa was under European control; by 1914 it was 90 percent, with only Abyssinia and Liberia still being independent.

Gabon, Albert Schweizer

Gabon, Albert Schweizer

Captives of Samori Ture (1830-1900) Islamic founder of Wassoulou Empire

Captives of Samori Ture (1830-1900) Islamic founder of Wassoulou Empire

West African mask

West African mask

Stamp Mali

Stamp Mali

Cameroon map

Map of Cameroon

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stamp CAR

stamp CAR

Benin Voodoo

Benin Voodoo

stamp, Côte, d'Ivoire

stamp, Côte, d'Ivoire

Ségou, French Sudan

Ségou, French Sudan

French West Africa in 1892 signs treaty siwith Famienkro tribe in Ivory Coast.

French West Africa in 1892 signs treaty siwith Famienkro tribe in Ivory Coast.

Congo-Brazzaville map

Congo-Brazzaville map

Senegal wrestlers

Top Five Indigenous Cultures Tours

The theme “linking cultures” has been chosen for the 2011 World Tourism Day (to be celebrated on September 27). Often, in an area with indigenous populations, or people who are original to the land, one of the greatest assets is traditional culture. Through mindfully operated cultural tours, indigenous groups have something a great deal to offer – and to gain! – from exchanges with tourists. Here we share a roundup of some of our favourite indigenous culture tours.

Senegal banknote with shark

Senegal banknote with shark

Ancienne capitale du royaume Bambara, fondée par Biton Mamari Koulibali, la ville de Ségou

Ancienne capitale du royaume Bambara, fondée par Biton Mamari Koulibali, la ville de Ségou

The empire of Samory Touré, with the capital at Sanankoro, Niger

The empire of Samory Touré, with the capital at Sanankoro, Niger

King Gezo

King Gezo

Money

Money

Flooding in Niamey, capital of Niger

Flooding in Niamey, capital of Niger

Burkina Faso magic dancer

Burkina Faso magic dancer

Ivory Coast

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Moroccan soldiers at "The Wall"

Moroccan soldiers at "The Wall"

Le "Monsieur", Michel de Bonnecorse, ancien chef de la cellule africaine

Le "Monsieur", Michel de Bonnecorse, ancien chef de la cellule africaine

Belgian flintlock screw double barrel pistol, used in the American civil war.

Belgian flintlock screw double barrel pistol, used in the American civil war.

Jacques Foccart - son vrai nom Koch, était l'élément central de l'impérialisme français en Afrique.

Jacques Foccart - son vrai nom Koch, était l'élément central de l'impérialisme français en Afrique.

Rolf Steiner - German mercenary

Rolf Steiner - German mercenary

Emmy Award -  “Years Of Living Dangerously”, documentary series devoted to climate change.

Science Is Golden: ‘Cosmos’, ‘Years Of Living Dangerously’ Garner Multiple Emmy Nominations

Two sweeping science-based documentaries, “Cosmos” and “Years Of Living Dangerously,” received multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations Thursday morning. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences…

Sahei drought

Sahei drought


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Tombouctou-La Place du Marché (AOF) - French West Africa - Wikipedia

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Aouabou-Traité-1892 - French West Africa - Wikipedia Louis-Gustave Binger signing treaty with Famienkro leaders, 1892, in present-day Ivory Coast Édouard Riou - New York Public Library, [1], from Du Niger au Golfe de Guinée par le pays de Kong et le Mossi, par le capitaine Binger (1887-1889) Louis-Gustave Binger of French West Africa in 1892 treaty signing with Famienkro leaders, in present day N'zi-Comoé Region, Côte d'Ivoire.  Permission details This image is available from the New York…

Aouabou-Traité-1892 - French West Africa - Wikipedia Louis-Gustave Binger signing treaty with Famienkro leaders, 1892, in present-day Ivory Coast Édouard Riou - New York Public Library, [1], from Du Niger au Golfe de Guinée par le pays de Kong et le Mossi, par le capitaine Binger (1887-1889) Louis-Gustave Binger of French West Africa in 1892 treaty signing with Famienkro leaders, in present day N'zi-Comoé Region, Côte d'Ivoire. Permission details This image is available from the New York…

Coin 25 Francs 1956 French West Africa di COLLEZIONANDOELBET su Etsy

Coin 25 Francs 1956 French West Africa | Etsy

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French West Africa 1956 Issue 50 Francs (togo) Scarce Banknote Crisp Xf. Pick 45.

French West Africa 1956 Issue 50 Francs (togo) Scarce Banknote Crisp Xf. Pick 45. - Numismatic Price and Value Guide

SS Memnon 1941. he cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (20°41′N 21°00′W) by U-106 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of the 29 people on board. Survivors either landed in French West Africa and were interned by Vichy French authorities or were rescued by Gneisenau.

SS Memnon 1941. he cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (20°41′N 21°00′W) by U-106 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of the 29 people on board. Survivors either landed in French West Africa and were interned by Vichy French authorities or were rescued by Gneisenau.

French West Africa 5 Francs Used Banknote Cod-D, City-DAKAR, Country-Senegal | banknotecoinstamp.com

French West Africa 5 Francs Used Banknote Cod-D, City-DAKAR, Country-Senegal | banknotecoinstamp.com

Meaningful Lessons I'm Learning in French West Africa

Meaningful Lessons I’m Learning in French West Africa

There are so many meaningful, valuable and beautiful lessons to be learned from living in French West Africa. Every day provides a lesson of some kind, a new way of looking at things and a different approach to a certain situation or event. I remember one of our first days in French West Africa. We’d …

French Blockhouses – Part 3: Africa | Mon Legionnaire

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Five Places to Explore in Cameroon - Passion Passport

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Photographic Print: French West Indies, St-Barthelemy. Gustavia, Anglican Church and elevated view towards Gustavia Har by Walter Bibikow : 36x24in

'French West Indies, St-Barthelemy. Gustavia, Anglican Church and elevated view towards Gustavia Har' Photographic Print - Walter Bibikow | Art.com

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Climate change drowning Senegal, 'Venice of Africa'

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