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Boganda, Barthelemy

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1959 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: Central African
Categories: Politician


1910 - Born on the 4th of April in Bobangui, Moyen-Congo, French Equatorial Africa (now in Central African Republic). He was  the major nationalist leader of the Central African Republic (formerly Ubangi-Shari) in the critical decolonization period.

1946 - He became the first Central African to be elected to the French parliament.

1949 - He founded the Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa (MESAN).

1957 - Boganda becomes president of the Grand Council of French Equatorial Africa.

1958 - He served as the first Prime Minister on Decmeber 8th.

         - The territory achieves self-government within French Equatorial Africa with Boganda as prime minister.

1959 - He died on the 29th of March from a plane crash near Bangui.

         - Boganda designed the current flag of the Central African Republic.


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