French Territories in West Africa
French Colony Territories in West Africa were Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo, Ivory Coast (Cote D’ Ivoire), Republic of Benin (Dahomey), Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), and Mauritania. Togo and French Cameroon were given to France as trust territories by the League of Nations after World War 1.
French Colonial administration administered her colonies as an integral part of France (Overseas France) a Federation with administrative headquarters in Darkar, Senegal. It used direct rule and assimilation1. the process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas. 2. the absorption and digestion of food or nutrients by the body or any biological system. More principles to administer her territories. After the Second World War, she abandoned the Policy of Assimilation and adopted the Policy of Association.