Facts about Thomas Sankara in Burkina Faso

After renaming his country to Burkina Faso, here’s Thomas Sankara’s accomplishments, ONLY 4 YEARS in power (1983-87). Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 –...

Resurrecting Thomas Sankara

Nearly thirty years after his assassination, African revolutionary Thomas Sankara is still inspiring the struggle for self-determination. Fadel Barro, a central leader in the Senegal...

Thomas Sankara and the Black Spring in Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré, the president of Burkina Faso who was forced to resign by mass protests on October 31, was more than simply a dictator...

Burkina Faso: Echoes of a Revolution Past

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...

Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age

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...

‘Africa’s Che Guevara’: Thomas Sankara’s legacy

30 April 2014 By Alex Duval Smith BBC News, Ouagadougou The late president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara - an icon for many young Africans...

The legacies of Thomas Sankara: a revolutionary experience in retrospect

Ernest Harsch Institute of African Studies at Columbia University , New York, USA published in Review of African Political Economy Volume 40, Issue 137, 2013...

Thomas Sankara and the new Africa renaissance

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...

A Sankarist Response to Homophobia

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...

Remembering Thomas Sankara, the EFF’s muse

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...
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