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African Convention (in French: Convention Africaine) was a political party in French West Africa. CA was formed at a meeting in Dakar January 11 1957. CA constisted of the Senegalese Popular Bloc (BPS) of Léopold Sédar Senghor, African Popular Movement of Nazi Boni in Upper Volta and the Nigerian Democratic Forces of Zodi Ikhia in Niger. The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Liberal democracy History of democracy Referenda Representative democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by ideology... French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, or AOF) was a federation of eight French territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), Guinea, Côte dIvoire, Niger, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and Dahomey (now Benin). ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Senegalese Popular Bloc (in French: Bloc Populaire Sénégalais) held its constitutive congress in Dakar February 23-25 1957. ... Léopold Sédar Senghor (October 9, 1906–December 20, 2001) was an Seneglese poet and politician who served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). ... Upper Volta (French Haute-Volta) was the name of the African country now called Burkina Faso until August 4, 1984. ...

In 1958 the African Convention and the African Socialist Movement (MSA) merged to form the Party of African Regroupment (PRA). 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... African Socialist Movement (in French: Mouvement Socialiste Africain) was a political party in French West Africa. ...

Source: Zuccarellli, François. La vie politique sénégalaise (1940-1988). Paris: CHEAM, 1988.

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