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Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age (ANALYSIS)

Monday 8 September 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
By Brian Peterson published on 15 August 2014 on http://thinkafricapress.com/ In 1987, Blaise Compaor overthrew Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Sankara’s ghost may be coming back to return the favour. 30 years ago, on 4 August, 1984, the former French colony of (...)


’Africa’s Che Guevara’: Thomas Sankara’s legacy (ANALYSIS)

Friday 15 August 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
30 April 2014 By Alex Duval Smith BBC News, Ouagadougou The late president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara - an icon for many young Africans in the 1980s - remains to some a heroic "African Che Guevara", 27 years after his assassination at the age of 37. Be it through the red beret, worn by (...)


Role models for africain capacity for transformation : Thomas Sankara (ANALYSIS)

Sunday 8 June 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
published on December 10, 2013 by preuxeastafrican THIS IS A GREAT BIO WE FOUND ON THE NET THAT COULD INSPIRE EAST AFRICANS. AS YOU READ PLEASE PUT ASIDE THE PROPAGANDA THAT THE ENEMIES HAVE PUMPED INTO OUR HEADS ABOUT OUR HEROES Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August (...)


The legacies of Thomas Sankara: a revolutionary experience in retrospect (ANALYSIS)

Monday 10 February 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
Ernest Harsch Institute of African Studies at Columbia University , New York, USA published in Review of African Political Economy Volume 40, Issue 137, 2013 on 05 Sep 2013 A quarter century after the 15 October 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara in a military coup, the late president of (...)


Thomas Sankara and the new Africa renaissance (ANALYSIS)

Monday 3 February 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
Agun Mod 2013-10-24 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/651 Like Nkrumah of Ghana and Nyerere of Tanzania, Sankara sought to restore dignity and honour to his country and to imbue the youth with the ideals of pan-African solidarity, dignity and honour As Africa celebrates 50 years of the (...)


A Sankarist Response to Homophobia (ANALYSIS)

Tuesday 28 January 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
Amber Murrey Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/651 The political ideology of Thomas Sankara, including warmth and compassion towards other humans, dignity for (...)


Remembering Thomas Sankara, the EFF’s muse (ANALYSIS)

Sunday 19 January 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
By Rebecca Davis Published the 05 Nov 2013 on http://www.dailymaverick.co.za Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters have invoked the legacy of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara as a model of governance they apparently wish to emulate. And indeed, Sankara remains one of the (...)


Sankara: A hero for Africa’s young people (ANALYSIS)

Wednesday 15 January 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
Bruno Jaffre translated from French for Pambazuka News by Lorraine Thompson. Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/651 Thomas Sankara was a visionary. He was very (...)


Thomas Sankara: an endogenous approach to development (ANALYSIS)

Saturday 4 January 2014 by Bruno Jaffr
Demba Moussa Dembl Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-25 It has been thirty years since Thomas Sankara took power, before he was assassinated in 1987. The Sankarist Revolution was one of the greatest (...)


Revisiting Thomas Sankara, 26 years later (ANALYSIS)

Thursday 19 December 2013 by Bruno Jaffr
Ama Biney Published in Pambazuka News 651 : SPECIAL ISSUE : Thomas Sankara and inventing Africa’s future : 26 years later 2013-10-24 Twenty-six years after the death of Sankara, it remains true that the essence of struggle is to mobilise people to believe in transforming their lives; (...)


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