Political map of Sub-Saharan Africa 3 June 1943 (French Committee of National Liberation): The Free French coexisted with the High Commission of France in Africa from November 1942 until June 1943, each contributing their own forces to the Allied war effort in Africa. In June, by which time the last Axis troops had been expelled from Tunisia (Tunisian Campaign), the two factions finally agreed to unite to form the French Committee of National Liberation. Although the committee was ostensibly an equal partnership, it soon came to be dominated by Charles de Gaulle and his Free French.