• www.thomassankara.netLe site dédié à la mémoire du capitaine Isidore Thomas Sankara
  • Un héro national
  • La liberté, pas un vain mot
  • La décomcratie
  • La révolution
  • A bas l'impérialisme!
  • La tombe du capitaineTuez Sankara, des milliers de Sankara naîtront !
  • En avant avec le peuple
  • La patrie ou la mort, nous vaincrons
www.thomassankara.net1 Un héro national2 La liberté, pas un vain mot3 La décomcratie4 La révolution5 A bas l'impérialisme!6 La tombe du capitaine7 En avant avec le peuple8 La patrie ou la mort, nous vaincrons9

[Thomas Sankara webSite]

Thomas Sankara bequeathed to future generations the verve and energy of hope, symbol of integrity and historical consciousness of inalinabilitïy the fight against all oppression.

Through this site, dedicated to Captain Thomas Sankara, we try to develop a platform bringing together all the works (films, photos, speeches, interviews, publications, books, and many others ...)

Sign the petition : Justice for Thomas Sankara, Justice for Africa


Many witnesses, often ex-associates of Charles Taylor, implicate Blaise Compaoré in the assassination of Thomas Sankara, which was carried out with the complicity of Houphouet Boigny, other African personalities, France and the CIA.
In April 2006, the UN Committee for Human Rights, spurred on by the Judiciary committee of the International Campaign for Justice for Thomas Sankara (ICJS), working in the name of the family, concluded in favor of the plaintiffs. It further asked the state of Burkina Faso to elucidate the facts behind the assassination, in order to provide the family with a means for impartial justice, to correct his death certificate, to prove where he was buried, to compensate the family for the trauma they have suffered and to publicly divulge the committee’s decision.

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“Justice for Sankara, Justice for Africa“, Let us intensify the mobilization

Sommaire Press Release Press Release On March 5th, 2014, the court delayed again its decision on the identification of bodies buried at Dagnoen, in Ouagadougou. Up to when will the Burkinabe judges hearing this case continue procrastinating? Yet this is a request made in 2006 by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights following the actions of the Justice for Sankara’s International Campaign (CIJS). With this new refusal, after repeatedly dismissing the family on several other (...)


The legacies of Thomas Sankara: a revolutionary experience in retrospect

Ernest Harsch Institute of African Studies at Columbia University , New York, USA published in Review of African Political Economy Volume 40, Issue 137, 2013 on 05 Sep 2013 A quarter century after the 15 October 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara in a military coup, the late president of Burkina Faso remains a near-mythical hero for many young people in his country and across Africa. They idealise the image of a committed, self-sacrificing rebel, who during four years as leader of a (...)


Thomas Sankara and the new Africa renaissance

Agun Mod 2013-10-24 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/651 Like Nkrumah of Ghana and Nyerere of Tanzania, Sankara sought to restore dignity and honour to his country and to imbue the youth with the ideals of pan-African solidarity, dignity and honour As Africa celebrates 50 years of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, and now the Africa Union, we must thank Pambazuka for daring to promote African renaissance and our unity, in spite of our diverse cultures. But more than (...)


A Sankarist Response to Homophobia

Amber Murrey Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/651 The political ideology of Thomas Sankara, including warmth and compassion towards other humans, dignity for peasants, self-sufficiency for all Burkinabes, women’s emancipation and a politics of anti-imperialism, along with his thoughtful considerations of Burkinabe traditions and histories, assert (...)


Sankara: A hero for Africa’s young people

Bruno Jaffre translated from French for Pambazuka News by Lorraine Thompson. Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/651 Thomas Sankara was a visionary. He was very ambitious and wanted the Burkinabe revolution to bear immediate fruits for his people, and he paid no attention to the political intrigues of the time, which culminated in his assassination. His (...)


Thomas Sankara: an endogenous approach to development

Demba Moussa Dembélé Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 It has been thirty years since Thomas Sankara took power, before he was assassinated in 1987. The Sankarist Revolution was one of the greatest attempts at popular democratic emancipation in post-Independence Africa and is considered a novel experience of broad economic, social, cultural and political transformation The concept of endogenous (...)


26 years after Thomas Sankara: A graveside reflection

Chika Ezeanya Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 Instead of a bust, a life-sized carving, a portrait, or a decent tomb with a headstone and his epitaph, Thomas Sankara’s remains are placed beneath dirt and unkempt surroundings overgrown by weeds. Not that he would have cared With eyes filled with fear, the Burkinabe intellectual who offered to act as tour guide begged that his name not be (...)


Revisiting Thomas Sankara, 26 years later

Ama Biney Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-24 Twenty-six years after the death of Sankara, it remains true that the essence of struggle is to mobilise people to believe in transforming their lives; that they have the capacity to dare to invent the future through collective struggle, rather than belief in an awaited messiah to lead them Thomas Sankara remains one of Africa’s illustrious (...)


26 Years ago, Thomas Sankara was assassinated. Circumstances yet to be clarified ... But an ever growing popularity.

by Bruno Jaffré October 14, 2013 | translation Alain Blaise Ngono The violent murder of Thomas Sankara is commensurate with the relentlessness of his killers to dishonour and erase him from the memory of his countrymen. By the same token, attempts to make known the circumstances of his assassination seem to encounter powerful forces. It must be said that the hypothesis of an international conspiracy is slowly making its way. Whatever the case, Thomas Sankara now belongs to the Pantheon (...)


Sankara and the murdered revolution

Tidiane Kasse Published in Pambazuka News 651: SPECIAL ISSUE: Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future: 26 years later 2013-10-25 Although murdered by retrogressive forces opposed to Burkina Faso’s true liberation and that of Africa, Thomas Sankara’s revolutionary ideas and initiatives remain a powerful inspiration to those individuals and movements that are dedicated to struggles for social justice everywhere When you are fifty today in Africa, which coincides (...)

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