African Convention

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African Convention (French: Convention Africaine, CA) was a political party in French West Africa, originally formed at a meeting in Dakar on 11 January 1957. The CA consisted of the Senegalese Popular Bloc (BPS) of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the African Popular Movement of Nazi Boni in Upper Volta, and the Nigerien Democratic Front (FDN) of Zodi Ikhia in Niger.

In the 1957 territorial assembly elections, CA member parties won 96 seats. CA won in Senegal, and gained presence in three other assemblies.[1]

In March 1958 the African Convention and the African Socialist Movement (MSA) merged to form the African Regroupment Party (PRA).[1]


  1. ^ a b Chafer, Tony. The end of empire in French West Africa : France's successful decolonization?. Oxford: Berg, 2002. p. 210
  • Zuccarelli, François. La vie politique sénégalaise (1940-1988). Paris: CHEAM, 1988.
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