On September 22, 1960, Mali, a former French colony, gained its independence. In connection with this sixtieth anniversary, France 24 is paving the way for this former federation which became the Republic of Mali.
The Malian state celebrates on September 22 the 60th anniversary of its independence. On June 20, 1960 in Dakar, the French colors give way to those in a new state: the Federation of Mali, which included two former colonies in West Africa, France, French Sudan and Senegal.
It was first and foremost the Dakar Assembly that voted for Senegal’s independence as a unit on August 20, 1960. Léopold Senghor then became the first president of the Republic of Senegal.
One month later, French Sudan, in turn, declared independence, and under the leadership of Modibo Keïta, the Republic of Mali was born on September 22, 1960.
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