Songhai is a nation in Africa.
During the Songhai Empire it managed to sustain itself well and last. However, during the Colonial Era, it became under conflict by the French and later the Chinese. After the Napoleonic Wars Songhai became under Mixed Chinese-French control. Later by 1918 East Songhai declared independence from French control, and later in 1932 West Songhai declared independence.
In 1950, East and West Songhai united to form the Republic of Songhai.