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Correspondences (1938-1946)
in AOF K 18 (1)

© 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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Service Speciale de Police et de Surété Parisot to Gouverneur Général de l'AOF, copy of letter n°120/SG (Thiès, May 6, 1939)

Railroad workers threatened to strike, but no strike took place.


Gouverneur Général de l'AOF, Affaires Courants Soudan (Parenteau) to Gouverneur Général de l'AOF, Copie de Telegramme d'État n°439 B.T. (Koulouba, 10 August 1939).

Eighty conductors and brakemen threatened to strike in Kayes on July 10, 1939. Police were placed on the alert in Kayes, Kita and Bamako.


Directeur Général des Affaires Politiques Administratives et Sociales to Directeur Général des Travaux Publics, letter n°1078/AP2 (Dakar, 21 July 1945).

A strike by railroad and postal workers took place in Nigeria on June 22, 1945. By July 21, 1945, there had been no repercussions in the AOF, but "une certaine effervescence se manifeste depuis peu parmi les agents du Réseau de l'AOF" (Recently, there had been some discontent among railroad workers in AOF). Railroad workers in both Nigeria and AOF wanted higher salaries.


Governeur du Dahomey Pompignan to Gouverneur Général de l'AOF,
telegram n°516 (July 21, 1945)

European railroad workers threatened to strike.


Gouverneur Général de l'AOF to Minstre des Colonies à Paris,
telegram n°2359 (Dakar, July 27, 1945)

A general strike by "fonctionnaires des cadres locaux indigenes" (local African workers for the administration) was planned for August 1-2, 1945.


Gouverneur Général de l'AOF Cournairie to Directeurs Généraux, Directeurs et Chefs d'Administration et de Service du Gouverneur Général,
letter n°7 CAB (Dakar, January 7, 1946)

Administrators were ordered to return to work by January 7, 1946. The Gouverneur Général de l'AOF wanted a list of those who didn't show up for work so that they could be prosecuted.


Gouverneur de Mauretania à Saint Louis L'Aigret to Gouverneur Général de l'AOF,
telegram #35 APAM (no date)

Government workers in Saint Louis all returned to work on Thursday, February 7, 1946.