|1959 MALI FEDERATION|
|Established: January 1959, headquarters Dakar.|
|Goals: Inter-federation and inter-African economic development and cooperation|
|Members: Benin (Dahomey), Mali (Soudan), Senegal, and Burkina Faso (Upper Volta).|
• Organization disintegrated shortly after its inception with the January and February 1959|
withdrawal of Dahomey and Upper Volta, respectively.
|• Senegal and Soudan espoused divergent ideals and goals.|
Current Status: Defunct.|
( Foltz, 1965: 109, 117-118, 160)
|1961 ORGANISATION COMMUNE AFRICAINE ET MALGACHE (OCAM)|
|Established: Charter ratified at Tananarive 27 June 1966.|
Goals: To accelerate members' economic social, technical, and cultural development.|
Organisation will seek to harmonize members' policy in these fields, to coordinate their
development programs and to facilitate policy consultations between them.
Members: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire,|
Dahomey, Gabon, Malagasy Republic, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Senega, Togo, and Zaire.
|Accomplishments: Sugar agreement and Air Afrique.|
|• Conflict among members|
|• Half of membership had dropped away before the organization's demise.|
|• French President Charles DeGaulle pursued imperialistic designs via the organization.|
|Status: Defunct, as of 1985.|