Upper Volta


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Upper Vol·ta

 (vōl′tə, vŏl′-, vôl′-)
Upper Vol′tan adj. & n.

Upper Volta

(ˈvɒltə)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1984) of Burkina Faso

Bur•ki•na Fa•so

(bərˈki nə ˈfɑ soʊ)
n.
a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 11,575,898; 106,111 sq. mi. (274,827 sq. km). Cap.: Ouagadougou. Formerly, Upper Volta.
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Noun1.Upper Volta - a desperately poor landlocked country in western AfricaUpper Volta - a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
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Upper Volta

[ˌʌpərˈvɒltə] nHaute Volta f

Upper Volta

n the Upper Voltal'Alto Volta m
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African film buffs founded the festival in the capital of the then state of Upper Volta. To date, 2,140 films have been shown there and 160 prizes have been awarded.
When it gained independence from France in 1960, the Upper Volta had a very different economic outlook than Ghana.
His move left the impoverished state, the former French colony of Upper Volta, in a state of uncertainty.
It was the seventh time that a military officer had taken over as head of state since the country declared independence from France in 1960, when it was known as Upper Volta.
In 1919, the French further divided their area of land, separating Upper Volta from French Sudan and then further dismantled and divided this colony in 1932.
Ghana's power shortage is caused by the crumbling capacity of the country's Upper Volta Dam hydroelectric system - which is currently failing to produce the required 75% of the country's power supply - and a strike among gas pipeline workers in neighbouring Nigeria from whence comes the remaining amount.
The scholarship will provides up to $10,000 a month for his nine-month study in Burkina Faso, a land-locked West African country, formerly known as Upper Volta.
The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Burkina Faso (then called Upper Volta) in 1960, following its independence from France.
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To take the personal motivations first: in August 1962, he had been extremely lucky to survive a grenade attack carried out against him at Kulungugu in northern Ghana by members of the country's opposition, who had fled to neighbouring countries like Togo and Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) to avoid being detained without trial.

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