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Ebou, Flix Adolphe

Ebou, Flix Adolphe f?l?ks dlf ?bw? [key], 1884?1944, French colonial official. After service in Martinique and in the Sudan, he became France's first black colonial governor. He served as governor of Chad (1938?40), and then as governor-general of French Equatorial Africa (1940?44), attempting to develop the economy of the region while retaining a respect for African society and customs.

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