Sub-Saharan Africa 1940
Debacle at Dakar
The Fall of France led to the creation of two opposing French governments: the Vichy French, who agreed to collaborate ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1942
Three French Empires
In November 1942 the Allies landed in Vichy French North Africa and defeated the Axis in Egypt, prompting Germany to ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1944
From Africa to Paris
In July 1943 the Allies invaded Sicily from Tunisia, leading to the capitulation of Italy two months later. The following ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1947
In 1946 the French Fourth Republic replaced the French Empire with the French Union - an attempt to assimilate the French ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1958
Independence of Guinea
Facing increasing problems with its overseas territories, France replaced the French Union with a more autonomous French Community in 1958 ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1960
Year of Africa begins
The harsh French response to Guinea's 1958 declaration of independence only fueled pro-independence sentiment in the other French colonies ...