The French surrounded Senegal to colonize the country. One of the leaders of this colonization was General Louis Faidherbe. He became Governor of Senegal after colonizing it. Léopold Sédar Senghor was someone who fought a lot for his country to become independent.
When was French West Africa colonized?
French West Africa, French Afrique Occidentale Française (AOF), administrative grouping under French rule from 1895 until 1958 of the former French territories of West Africa: Senegal, French Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and the French Sudan, to which Dahomey was added in 1899.
Who colonized the France?
During most of the rest of the 16th century, French colonization efforts were confined to short-lived settlements at Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro) and Florida; both met sad ends. France meanwhile was troubled by internal religious strife and, for a time, was influenced by Philip II of Spain.
How many countries did the French colonize?
During the Colonial period in Africa, the British and the French colonized more than 95% of the continent. The British colonized twenty-two African states while the French colonized twenty.
What African countries did Germany colonize?
As a latecomer in the struggle for colonies, Germany had to settle for four territories, called “protectorates,” in Africa: Togo and Cameroon in the west, German Southwest Africa (today’s Namibia), and German East Africa (today’s Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi) in the east.
What African country speaks French?
|Africa||Dem. Rep. Congo||official|
|Djibouti||co-official with Arabic|