July 2, 1894: The Mossi sign a treaty with the British at Ouagadoudu.

Three pence from the year of the treaty

Three pence from the year of the treaty

The Mossi Kingdoms were a number of powerful kingdoms in modern Burkina Faso which ruled the region of the upper Volta river for centuries. The kingdoms were founded when warriors from the Mamprusi area, in modern Ghana moved into the area and intermarried with the local people.

In 1894, the British sent George Ekem Ferguson who convinced the leaders of the Mossi Kingdoms to sign a treaty for British protection at Ouagadoudu the main Mossi Kingdom by Wobogo the ruler of Ouagadoudu.