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Thomas Sankara’s legacy

When Sankara, along with his colleagues took power on August 4, 1983, there was great doubt within the Council of the Revolution as to what type of attitude would meet the new regime. 913 mots de plus

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Burkina in Revolt

By David Michael Newstead.

Ernest Harsch’s latest book is a political history of Burkina Faso from the colonial era up to the present. It’s marked by dramatic events and missed opportunities that could serve as a microcosm for a story replicated across Africa. 2 171 mots de plus

In The News

Thomas Sankara at the UN

Thomas Sankara speech at the United Nations General Assembly on October 4th, 1984:
« I speak on behalf of the millions of human beings who are in ghettos because they have black skin or because they come from different cultures, and who enjoy status barely above that of an animal. 1 075 mots de plus

Africa

African Women and Revolution

Very often history books suffer from amnesia: they forget women’s contributions to revolutions. History acts as if the men had been all alone, as if only men were there, as if only men stood against injustice. 478 mots de plus

Great Moments

Thomas Sankara in His Own Words

If you take a walk around Ouagadougou and make a list of the mansions you see, you will note that they belong to just a minority. 603 mots de plus

Great Moments

Declaration of Mrs. Mariam SANKARA for the 30th Anniversary of Thomas Sankara's Assassination

I can only imagine how hard it must have been for Mrs. Mariam Sankara to write this letter, and for her family as well; but to think of the joy they must have felt when… 920 mots de plus

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Our country produces enough to feed us all. Alas, for lack of organization, we are forced to beg for food aid. It’s this aid that instills in our spirits the attitude of beggars. — Thomas Sankara

Our country produces enough to feed us all. Alas, for lack of organization, we are forced to beg for food aid. It’s this aid that instills in our spirits the attitude of beggars. — Thomas Sankara