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 1959joined 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, which brought Moussa Traoré to power. Ruling the country for over 22 years, he wrecked the economy. A further coup followed in March 1991.

République du Mali

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  1. National statistical office: Direction National de la Statistique et de l’Informatique, BP 12 rue Adunard, Port 233.Google Scholar

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