How Did Burkina faso gain independence?

The French dissolved Upper Volta in 1932 and distributed its territory among Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), French Sudan (now Mali), and Niger. However, the French reestablished Upper Volta in 1947, and a peaceful struggle for independence was waged throughout the 1950s. Two rival leaders emerged from that movement. One of them, Daniel Ouezzin Coulibaly, died in 1958 and his opponent, Maurice Yameogo, then reconciled with the African Democratic Rally (RDA), of which Coulibaly had been a prominent member. Yameogo was subsequently chosen as the country's first president upon independence on 5 August 1960.

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