Niger Colonial Records
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French Colonization (1900-1960)[edit | edit source]
In the 1890s, France began taking control of parts of modern Niger. A Zinder Military Territory was created in 1900 that controlled most of southern Niger. From 1900-1911, Niger was part of the Senegambia and Niger Colony and then the Upper Senegal and Niger colony. In 1922, Niger officially became a colony of France. Niger gained independence in 1960.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Colony of Niger," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Niger, accessed 1 August 2019.