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The great Thomas Sankara was murdered on this day 27 years ago (Points of view)

Published on Africa is a Country (http://africasacountry.com) the October 15th, 2014 By Elliot Ross* It is the 27th anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara, and once again we mark the passing of one of the great leaders of the Twentieth Century. Sankara was a Marxist revolutionary in the (...)

Thomas Sankara’s speaches (video) (Videos)

It’s also well worth your time watching Sankara’s famous speech “Against Debt”: <p aram name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DfzoToJEnu8?fs=1&hl=fr_FR"> Finally, here’s his unforgettable speech in Harlem, New York: <p aram name="movie" (...)

Burkina Faso: Echoes of a Revolution Past (ANALYSIS)

Ernest Harsch Ernest Harsch discusses the enduring appeal and influence of the revered revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara. There is probably no time when people are more aware of history than when they are in the midst of making it. In Burkina Faso, President Blaise Compaor had scarcely (...)

In solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso Call signed by 30 organizations and 50 individuals (NEWS)

Sommaire In solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso, In solidarity with the people of Burkina Faso, We – members of social movements, progressive political parties and organizations, personalities, citizens - salute the people of Burkina Faso with respect and admiration. We rejoice (...)

Burkina Faso vows to identify remains of folk hero Sankara (Justice for Thomas Sankara)

Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2014-11-22 Burkina Faso’s new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation’s revolutionary hero Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated more than 27 years ago. (...)

Blaise Compaor shouldn’t escape from justice! (English)

Official communiqu from the international network Justice pour Thomas Sankara, Justice pour l’Afrique
The riots of the people in Burkina Faso have swept away Blaise Compaor’s decadent regime. These days of the 30th and 31st of October 2014 became part of the History of a brave people, a mature people, a dignified people, and beyond that, it is also part of the History of Africa and the (...)

Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age (ANALYSIS)

By Brian Peterson published on 15 August 2014 on http://thinkafricapress.com/ In 1987, Blaise Compaor overthrew Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Sankara’s ghost may be coming back to return the favour. 30 years ago, on 4 August, 1984, the former French colony of (...)

’Africa’s Che Guevara’: Thomas Sankara’s legacy (ANALYSIS)

30 April 2014 By Alex Duval Smith BBC News, Ouagadougou The late president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara - an icon for many young Africans in the 1980s - remains to some a heroic "African Che Guevara", 27 years after his assassination at the age of 37. Be it through the red beret, worn by (...)

Great African Leaders- Thomas Sankara (English)

PUblished on the March 12, 2014 zimdev There is a Shona proverb that says good people do not live long. This turned out to be true for Burkina Faso’s president Thomas Sankara, a great man whontook great strides to improve the welfare of his people. Few leaders take their (...)

The Heirs of Thomas Sankara’s Revolution (Points of view)

February 28, 2014 AFRICANGLOBE – It is very vital to look at the role that we Africans play in our own liberation, and the role of the “liberal” Western imperialisms in thwarting them. Nobel Prize Winner James Watson made some racist comments, where he alleges that Africa is (...)

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