> In fact it was part of what was known as French Equatorial Africa, which was a >regional common market based on the CFA Franc (Communauté des francs afriques).
Not that it's a big deal, but when you do things from memory you make mistakes. at least, I do. Côte d'Ivoire wasn't part of FEA, although it was part of the CFA Franc community, but as part of French West Africa. Until 1958-1960, when all these countries were given their independence, here's how these two French territories were constituted, for those who care: (names in parentheses are names at independence which have since changed to the name following the parenthetical name) French West Africa (capital: Dakar, now capital of Senegal) ================= Mauritania Senegal (French Guinea) Guinea Côte d'Ivoire (French Sudan) Mali Niger (Upper Volta) Burkina Faso (Dahomey) Benin [I was wrong about Togo -- it had been a German colony] French Equatorial Africa (capital: Brazzaville, now capital of Rep of Congo, not to be confused with Dem Rep of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) ==================== Chad (Central African Empire) Central African Republic Gabon Congo -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." --Michelangelo Buonarroti Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================