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Burkina Faso

20 Feb 1895               French protectorate

01 Mar 1919               French colony of Upper Volta

01 Jan 1933               Partitioned between French Sudan, Ivory Coast and Niger

01 Jan 1938 - 29 Jul 1940 Upper Ivory Coast

04 Jan 1947               French territory

11 Dec 1958               Autonomy (Voltaic Republic)

05 Aug 1960               Independence, Republic of Upper Volta

04 Aug 1983 - 15 Oct 1987 Popular Democratic Revolutionary government

04 Aug 1984               Name officialy changed to Burkina Faso

 

Presidents (Heads of State 1982-1991, 2014- )

11 Dec 1959 - 04 Jan 1966 Nawalagmba Maurice Yaméogo ........... 1921-1993

04 Jan 1966 - 25 Nov 1980 Aboubakar Sangoulé Lamizana .......... 1916-2005

25 Nov 1980 - 07 Nov 1982 Saye Zerbo ........................... 1932-2013

                          (President of the Military Committee)

08 Nov 1982 - 04 Aug 1983 Jean-Baptiste Ouédragou .............. 1942-

                          (Provisional Committee of National Salvation)

04 Aug 1983 - 15 Oct 1987 Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara .......... 1949-1987

                          (Head of the National Revolutionary Council)

15 Oct 1987 - 31 Oct 2014 Blaise Compaoré ...................... 1951-

                          (Head of State to 24 Dec 1991)

31 Oct      - 01 Nov 2014 Honoré Nabéré Traoré ................. 1957-     Mil

01 Nov      - 18 Nov 2014 Isaac Yacouba Zida ................... 1965-

18 Nov 2014 - 17 Sep 2015 Michel Kafando (1st Time) ............ 1942-

17 Sep - 23 Sep 2015 Gilbert Diendéré ..................... 1960- Mil

23 Sep 2015 - Michel Kafando (2nd Time)

 

 

 

Prime Ministers

18 May 1957 - 07 Sep 1958 Daniel Ouézzin Coulibaly ............. 1909-1958

07 Sep 1958 - 11 Dec 1959 Nawalagmba Maurice Yaméogo

13 Feb 1971 - 08 Feb 1974 Gérard Kango Ouédraogo ............... 1925-2014

08 Feb 1974 - 07 Jul 1978 Aboubakar Sangoulé Lamizana

07 Jul 1978 - 25 Nov 1980 Issoufou Joseph Conombo .............. 1917-2008

25 Nov 1980 - 07 Nov 1982 Saye Zerbo

10 Jan      - 17 May 1983 Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara

16 Jun 1992 - 22 Mar 1994 Youssouf Ouédrago

22 Mar 1994 - 06 Feb 1996 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

06 Feb 1996 - 07 Nov 2000 Kadré Désiré Ouédragaogo

07 Nov 2000 - 11 Jun 2007 Paramanga Ernest Yonli ............... 1956-

11 Jun 2007 - 18 Apr 2011 Tertius Zongo ........................ 1957-

18 Apr 2011 - 31 Oct 2014 Luc Adolphe Tiao ..................... 1954-

19 Nov 2014 -             Isaac Yacouba Zida ................... s.a

 

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