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The many claimants to the political legacy of Thomas Sankara

(Last in a series based on a visit to West Africa in December and January)
At various locations in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, there are monuments to the achievements of the Burkinabè revolution of 1983-87, led by Thomas Sankara, which mobilised the workers and peasants of that country to tackle the problems of economic backwardness and imperialist domination. 2 263 mots de plus

Class Struggle

Agricultural workers and gold miners in Burkina Faso

Notes from a visit to West Africa in January 2015. Fourth article in a series.

In the savannah regions of northern Ghana, Togo, and Benin, and southern Burkina Faso, most of the rural toilers we saw were engaged in small-scale, semi-subsistence cultivation of cereal crops. 1 579 mots de plus

Working Class

"Capitaine Thomas Sankara" by Christophe Cupelin

I had to share the trailer of the documentary « Capitaine Thomas Sankara » by Christophe Cupelin, which was shown this year at the FESPACO 2015… 43 mots de plus

Great Moments

thomas sankara on the emancipation of women

Our women must not pull back in the face of the many different aspects of their struggle, which leads them to courageously and proudly take full charge of their own lives and discover the happiness of being themselves, not the domesticated female of the male. 276 mots de plus


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The Sahel, the desert, and Tuareg refugees in Burkina Faso

Notes from a visit to West Africa in January 2015. Third in a series of six articles

North of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, we entered the Sahel region, the dry plain which becomes the Sahara desert at its northern extremity. 2 282 mots de plus


Success Story from Burkina Faso: Thomas Sankara’s Legacy

This week I am reviewing Dr. Ernest Harsch’s book, Thomas Sankara – An African Revolutionary (Ohio University Press, October 2014). It is the first English-language book to tell the story of the late President Sankara’s short life (1949-1987). 536 mots de plus


Grass fires, firewood, and the fires of revolution

Notes from a visit to West Africa, December 2014 to January 2015. Second in a series of six articles

Koussoukoingou, Benin, January 5: Everywhere we went in the dry northern regions of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, we would see small grass fires burning, out of anyone’s supervision or control. 1 221 mots de plus

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