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Burkina Elects a New President: Phase 1

So during the Ramadan festivities my friend Yaya filled me in on the upcoming election. The election will take place October 11th and is kind of a historical event. 1 146 mots de plus

Burkina Faso

SEPTEMBER NATIONAL IMBIZO CONDEMNS EFF's ORGANIZED VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PASTOR AND CONGREGATION OF THE "END OF TIMES DISCIPLES MINISTRIES" IN SOSHANGUVE

« A soldier without any political or ideological training is a potential criminal ».- Thomas Sankara

When members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), instructed by their leaders,  invaded the « End of Times Disciples Ministries » in Soshanguve, Pretoria on 9 August 2015 their intention was clear: to get their hands on the pastor of the church and to teach him a lesson by making him eat snakes and rats because he does the same to the people of his congregation. 1 033 mots de plus

The African Dream

A recent article from ThisIsAfrica.me about french « peacekeepers » in Central African Republic (CAR) molesting and raping African children caught my eye and I thought it would be well worth sharing. 457 mots de plus

Sometimes I wonder when I see the fat cats looting the coffers of our nations to line up their greasy pockets, using their struggle credentials to monopolise and misappropriate national resources for their bloodlines, what is the future  for my motherland.

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Thomas Sankara

Not All African Leaders Are Corrupt, But the Ones Who Aren’t Are Eliminated by the West

Whenever anyone points to the troubles facing countries in Africa, it is inevitable that corrupt African heads of state and their cronies will shoulder the blame. 132 mots de plus

Politics

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