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Thomas Sankara and the Black Spring in Burkina Faso (ANALYSIS)

published on November 5, 2014 at https://convincingreasons.wordpress.com/ · by James Robb · Blaise Compaoré, the president of Burkina Faso who was forced to resign by mass protests on October 31, was more than simply a dictator who had clung to power for 27 years. Compaoré was the leader of (...)


Burkina Faso: Echoes of a Revolution Past (ANALYSIS)

Ernest Harsch Ernest Harsch discusses the enduring appeal and influence of the revered revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara. There is probably no time when people are more aware of history than when they are in the midst of making it. In Burkina Faso, President Blaise Compaoré had scarcely (...)


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

By Brian Peterson published on 15 August 2014 on http://thinkafricapress.com/ In 1987, Blaise Compaoré 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 (...)


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