Infosheet: Burkina Faso at 60

On the occasion of the Africa 2020 year, the ASCL has created Infosheets about the countries that became independent in 1960. Of the seventeen colonies gaining independence in that year, Burkina Faso was the ninth one: on August 5. Haute Volta/Burkina Faso had been a French colony from 1896 onwards, as part of French West Africa. Between 1919 and 1933 and again between 1947 and 1960 it was a separate French colony.

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This is ASC Infosheet 42. Read the other Infosheets.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz, David Ehrhardt, Fenneken Veldkamp