Thomas Sankara

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 30th, 2013
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Agun Mod As Africa celebrates 50 years of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, and now the Africa Union, we must thank Pambazuka for daring to promote African renaissance and our unity, in spite of our diverse cultures. But more than that, we must also celebrate African heroes (‘sheroes...
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Apr 4th, 2013
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By Andrew Mwenda How the West is seeking to usurp Africa’s struggle for freedom and democracy using a humanitarian language Since the end of the Cold War, a movement to save Africa from Africans has grown and gained momentum across the Western world. This movement is reflected in campaigns to end pov...
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Jan 18th, 2013
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By Tapiwa Kapurura, zimeye.org Pan-Africanist ideologies demand the elimination of the past colonial order, revamping of the dignity of the African person and the control of the resources on the land for the benefit of the native African. Such creeds petition the renewal of the African pride, dignity...
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Oct 28th, 2012
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“I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity. We hope and believe that the best way of limiting the usurpation of power by individuals, military or otherwise, is to  put the people in charge.Between fractions, between clans, plots and coups d’etats can ...
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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Aziz Salmone Fall Burkina Faso’s first president was assassinated nearly 25 years ago but the identity of his killers remains unresolved. Marking the anniversary of his birth, campaigners draw attention to the continuing struggle for justice for Sankara. October 15 was the 23rd anniversary of the ass...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
May 23rd, 2011
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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Thousands of students on Monday took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital burning tires and chanting in support of teachers who are demanding better conditions. Angry students also entered the education ministry, destroyed computers, smashed windows and burned do...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
May 4th, 2011
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Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso’s ruling party on Tuesday accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup by calling for President Blaise Compaore’s ouster in a series of popular protests. The head of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), Roch Marc Christian Kabore, said the si...
By benim
In Burkina Faso
Apr 20th, 2011
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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso’s new prime minister said Wednesday he will appoint an inclusive government to resolve the causes behind a mutiny that threatened the president’s 24-year rule in the impoverished country. In his first interview since his appointment on Monday, Luc ...
By benim
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Jan 18th, 2011
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Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore, re-elected last November after 23 years in power, has named a new government headed by reappointed premier Tertius Zongo. The 39-member team — which includes eight newcomers — is largely made up of members of the presidential party, the Cong...
By benim
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Nov 24th, 2010
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OUAGADOUGOU — Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore was re-elected with an 81 percent share of the vote in presidential elections, state media said Wednesday. Compaore, 59, in power since 1987, was elected in Sunday’s first round ballot with 1.3 million votes, according to the Sidwaya newspape...