1919-1939 History of West Africa Independence
since 1960






Upper Volta, 1939-1960



In 1940, Lieutenant-Governor Edmond Jean Louveau (of Upper Ivory Coast) supported the Free French administration in Brazzaville; a number of volunteers left Upper Volta for Brazzaville via the Gold Coast. Lt.-Gov. Louveau was arrested by the Dakar administration (which was loyal to Vichy) in August 1940.
Partitioned among the IVORY COAST, FRENCH SOUDAN and NIGER since 1932, UPPER VOLTA was reconstititued as a separate territory in 1947, made a French OVERSEAS TERRITORY, granted an assembly. In 1958 it became an autonomous republic, and independence was granted in 1960.






EXTERNAL
FILES
Burkina Faso, History of, from Infoplease
DOCUMENTS
REFERENCE Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Upper Volta, Metuchen : Scarecrow, 1978, 217 pp.
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1953 pp.300-301 (on events of 1952) [G]
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1954 p.299 (on events of 1953) [G]
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1955 p.346 (on events of 1954) [G]
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1956 pp.282-283 (on events of 1955) [G]
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1958 pp.280-281 (on events of 1957) [G]
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1959 pp.278-279 (on events of 1958) [G]
Article French West Africa, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1960 pp.276-277 (on events of 1959) [G]



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