Sahel-Benin Union

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Sahel-Benin Union
Union Sahel-Bénin (fr)
Union of Republics
1958 or 1959 ?–1959
Members of the Union in red
Capital ?
Languages French
Political structure Union of Republics
 •  Proclamation 1958 or 1959 ?
 •  Dissolution and creation of the Conseil de l'Entente May 1959
Currency CFA Franc
Preceded by
Succeeded by
French West Africa
Conseil de l'Entente
Côte d'Ivoire
Republic of Upper Volta
Republic of Dahomey

Sahel-Benin Union was a short-lived union of four former French colonies of French West Africa, that were the four Republics of Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Niger, Dahomey (Benin) and Côte d’Ivoire.

This union "was the grouping that worked in the most efficient way for the cause of African unity. This union [...] was provided with modest but functional institutions; a Council seating with the Chiefs of States, the ministers of common affairs and the presidents of the National Assemblies [Assemblées Nationales]. A customs union was set up as well as sinking fund. A political, economic and military coordination developed.".[1] Nevertheless it lasted only for a short time and was replaced by May 1959 far more modestly by the Conseil de l'Entente.

This article is partly or fully translated from the French Wikipedia article "Union Sahel-Bénin".

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  1. ^ Ivory Coast Ministry for African Integration (in French)

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