Homepage about the French photographer and postcard publisher Edmond Fortier (1862-1928) who settled in Dakar as from 1900 and who then probably was one of the most famous and of the first photographers in former French West Africa (AOF territory). The site shows many of his pictures from different francophone West African countries shortly after 1900.
Also look for the book: David, Philippe, 1987: Inventaire général des cartes postales Fortier. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The site does NOT contain all the documents listed on the first page, but only the 81 photographs from the beginning of the 20th century given by M. Ryff, founder of the Société Commerciale de l'Ouest Africain (SCOA) (West African Trading Company) . [editors ilissAfrica]
Established by Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1973 and joined by Guinea in 1980 the MRU is an attempt to establish closer economic cooperation in Anglophone West Africa. Due to civil wars involving the three countries the objectives of the Union could not be achieved. In May 2004 the Union was reactivated. [editors ilissAfrica]
The mission of the Mano River Women's Peace Network is to advocate for and promote at all decision-making levels the involvement of women and youth in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict in the Mano River sub-region, throughout Africa and the world, to serve as a catalyst through which sustainable peace, human security and justice can be attained by ensuring gender responsive policies and building women's/girls' capacity for socio-economic, political empowerment and human development for all. ... [according to site editor's information]