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22 September 1960 Mali Gains Full Independence

By September 22, 2007

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Where in Africa is Mali? Once the home to a major trans-Saharan empire based on the trade of salt and gold, this area was colonized by the French in the 1880's. Complete independence was achieved on 22 September 1960 - after initially being federated with Senegal from 20 June 1960 to 20 August 1960.

Find out more about the history of Mali:
A Brief History of Mali
The Federation of Mali
Mali History Resources

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January 19, 2012 at 9:44 am
(1) lordgvh says:

Cool! This is good information, thank you!

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