Sikasso, Mali

Town in West Africa, approximately 190 mi SE of Bamako, near the Ivory Coast border. Founded in the 1870s, it was once the fortified capital of a leading trading state. It was attacked in the 1880s and 1890s by Samory, a Muslim leader. The town was conquered by the French in 1898 and absorbed into French West Africa.

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