published on November 5, 2014 at https://convincingreasons.wordpress.com/ ·
by James Robb ·
Blaise Compaoré, the president of Burkina Faso who was forced to resign by mass protests on October 31, was more than simply a dictator who had clung to power for 27 years. Compaoré was the leader of (...)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2 October 1983
People of Upper Volta!Fellow activists of the revolution!
During this year of 1983, our country knew moments of particular intensity that still leave an indelible mark in the minds of many citizens. The struggles of the people of Upper Volta (...)
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 (...)
It’s also well worth your time watching Sankara’s famous speech “Against Debt”:
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Finally, here’s his unforgettable speech in Harlem, New York:
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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 Compaoré had scarcely (...)
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 (...)
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. (...)
Official communiqué from the international network « Justice pour Thomas Sankara, Justice pour l’Afrique »
The riots of the people in Burkina Faso have swept away Blaise Compaoré’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 (...)
By Brian Peterson
published on 15 August 2014 on http://thinkafricapress.com/
In 1987, Blaise Compaoré 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 (...)
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 (...)