François Bassolet

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François Djobi Bassolet (1933- 2 July 2001) was a Burkinabé journalist, historian, and cultural leader.

Bassolet was the first director of the Agence voltaïque de presse (AVP) from 1978 to 1981, which was later rename the Agence d'information du Burkina (AIB). He was one of the founders of the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), and the author of the first major post-independence history of the nation.

Bassolet died 2 July 2001.

Selected works[edit]

  • François D. Bassolet, Évolution de la Haute-Volta, de 1898 au 3 janvier 1966 (1968).