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In the shadow of Thomas Sankara

Why Burkina Faso’s revolutionary president still matters

Under the full moon glow in the warm Ouagadougou night, to the thud of ominous beats, the Congolese rapper strode onto the stage, declaring, « I may be from Congo Brazzaville but tonight, on the anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara we are all Burkinabe ». 1 140 mots de plus

Africa

Fidel Castro’s ‘moral armour’ and courage under fire

In one of the videos of Fidel Castro that have been circulating since the revolutionary leader’s death, a reporter is accompanying Fidel on the plane trip to New York, where he is due to speak to the United Nations. 1 614 mots de plus

Class Struggle

Debunking the myth: Young people are the leaders of tomorrow

This piece is inspired by the questions I received in response to my previous article which can be found (here). Most questions were centered on how the young generation can solve this leadership deficit on the continent and in Zimbabwe in particular. 1 110 mots de plus

Politics

Burkina Faso has foiled a coup plot by forces loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaore, the interior minster says.

At least 10 of the plotters had been arrested, but the top suspects were still on the run, the minister said. 191 mots de plus

News

Thomas Sankara Speech on Debt and Unity

This past weekend saw the anniversary of Thomas Sankara’s assassination. In memory of this great man who graced our continent. I decided to repost his… 186 mots de plus

Great Moments

I FELL IN LOVE WITH A DEAD MAN

I fell in love with a dead man,

each bullet hole that riddled his body shaped my future.

The soils in which his bones were buried cried out for Justice, 91 mots de plus

Poetry