Nazi Boni (December 31, 1909 in Bwan, Upper Senegal and Niger - May 16, 1969 in Kokologho, Upper Volta) was a politician from Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso). In 1948 Boni was elected to the French National Assembly on behalf of the Voltaic Union (UV), and was re-elected in 1951 running on the Economic and Social Action in the Interests of Upper Volta list, although he remained a UV member. In 1955 Boni founded the African Popular Movement (MPA) after a split from the UV. In January 1957, Boni's MPA took part in the founding of the African Convention, a pan-African party that later merged into the African Regroupment Party.
From December 1957 to February 1958 Boni served as President of the Territorial Assembly. In 1959 he founded a new party, the Republican Party for Liberty, in opposition to the attempts to make Upper Volta a one-party state under the Voltaic Democratic Union. Boni was forced into exile in Dakar, Senegal.
- Englebert, Pierre. La Revolution Burkinabè. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1986.
- Zuccarelli, François. La vie politique sénégalaise (1940-1988). Paris: CHEAM, 1988.
- Official website of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso
- Gikandi, Simon; Michel Tinguiri (2003). Encyclopedia of African literature. Taylor & Francis. p. 102. ISBN 0-415-23019-5.
|This article about a Burkinabé politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|