Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso
Scarecrow Press, Feb 7, 2013 - History - 394 pages
Burkina Faso, known as Upper Volta until its independence from France in 1960, and locally called the “land of the upright people,” is a medium-sized land-locked country with no less than six neighbors, some of which periodically get into trouble… which makes it reasonably strategic in some ways. While it has not done as poorly as some other African states, its economic has certainly not prospered and many Burkinabe go abroad to earn a living. As for politics, it is another case of stability without democracy, even if there are periodic elections. Still, this is better than not even having stability.
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Burkina Faso.
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Appendix A Provinces and Their Headquarters Towns Effective April 1996
Appendix B Urban and Rural Communes by Region and Province 2006
Appendix C Major Ethnic Groups Burkinabè Peoples
Appendix D Population by Province Provincial Capital Commune and Ville 2006
Appendix E Selected Government Cabinet Lists
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Aboubakar Sangoulé Lamizana administrator African agricultural April Assemblée Nationale Assemblée Territoriale August Banfora became began Black Volta Blaise Compaoré Bobo Dioulasso border Burkina Faso Burkinabe Busansi candidate cercle chief Conombo Conseil National Cote d’Ivoire Coulibaly coup Dakar December Dédougou Démocratie Dioula Dori ECOWAS ETHNIC GROUPS Faso’s February ﬁrst ﬁve France French Front Populaire Fulani Gaoua Ghana Gourma Gourounsi headquarters January Joseph July June Kaboré Kango Kaya kilometers Koudougou l’Afrique leader Lingani Lobi located Mali March Maurice Yaméogo military Moro Naba Mouhoun Mouhoun Black Mouvement Naba National Assembly Nazi Boni Niger November October ODP/MT Ofﬁce ofﬁcer ofﬁcial organized Ouagadougou Ouahigouya Ouattara Ouédraogo percent political parties President Compaoré prime minister province Sahel Samory Sangoulé Lamizana Saye Zerbo September Tenkodogo Thomas Sankara Togo town trade Tuareg Union United Nations Upper Upper Volta village Volta'l'que Voltaic Voltaique Voulet West Africa Wobgho Yatenga Yatenga Naba Zerma Zongo