• The Kingdoms, which are now making up Burkina Faso, become a French protectorate.

  • Upper Volta, present day Burkina Faso, becomes a separate constituent within the French Community.

  • Upper Volta becomes independent.

  • Upper Volta is renamed Burkina Faso.

  • The country is going through economic difficulties, which sparks general strikes. Also, a state-owned mining company, Soremib, announces the closure of the country's biggest gold mine.

  • A new gold mine is officially opened and is expected to bring in a significant revenue.


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