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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

Africa

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

Class Struggle

VIEWERS CORNER REMEMBERS AND HONOUR THESE THREE GREAT MEN ( LATE NELSON MANDELA, LATE MAJOR GENERAL TUNDE IDIAGBON AND LATE THOMAS SANKARA).

NELSON MANDELA

18th, July 1918 – 5th, December 2013.
Nelson Mandela was an icon and a great man that fought for humanity. Even after his death he still remains a house hold name. 308 mots de plus

VIEWERS CORNER REMEMBERS AND HONOUR THESE THREE GREAT MEN.

The roar of women’s silence.

Back when our African leaders and freedom fighters were fighting for a universal humanism and basic rights, Thomas Sankara was also fighting for the equality of women. 470 mots de plus

Political theories of underdevelopment. Neocolonialism and extraversion as applied to Burkina Faso

In 2010, many African countries, including Burkina Faso celebrated 50 years of independence. After five decades of independence these countries made a lot of progress on the socio-economic and political grounds, but they also registered numbers of important failures. 3 500 mots de plus

Jean-Francois Bayart

Happy Birthday Captain Thomas Isidore Noël #Sankara

65 years ago you were born,
Born into a country under colonial rule,
Your childhood formed your beliefs,
Your youth led you the way.

You were there when Independence came to Burkina Faso, 265 mots de plus

Burkina Faso: The Black Spring Blossoms

#BurkinaFaso was not the only #African state hiding its #Authoritarian tendencies behind a shabby veil of #Democracy 1 176 mots de plus

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