Thomas Sankara Was So Popular Among His People That Even In Death, His People Still Loved And Adored Him,A Note Was Left At His Graveside Which Reads ‘Do Not Worry,Mama Sankara,We Will Avenge The Death of Your Son,We Are All Sankara’s. Sankara Lived a Brief But Eventful Life, Born in December 1949 and died atContinue reading “The Upright Man 🇧🇫 🇧🇫 🇧🇫 🇧🇫 🇧🇫 🇧🇫”
Former president of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaore has been sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the murder of Thomas Sankara. Mr. Sankara, a Marxist revolutionary, was gunned down by a group of armed men in the capital, Ouagadougou in 1987.
By John MoonoTrained Diplomat Africa has long been beseeched by conflicts and labelled as a continent with the most number of conflicts. However one thing of note about these conflicts is that they are traced to the period of Colonial Rule. This is due to the fact that Colonial Rule never raised the issued ofContinue reading “African Conflicts”
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been sworn in as Burkina Faso’s president, just over three weeks after he led a coup that overthrew democratically elected Roch Marc Christian Kabore. In a televised ceremony, Damiba swore an oath before the country’s top constitutional body to “preserve, respect, uphold and defend the Constitution”. No foreign representatives attendedContinue reading “It is confirmed: The Junta is the New Leader of Burkina Faso”
Prosecutors in Burkina Faso have asked a military tribunal to sentence former President Blaise Compaore to 30 years in prison. They accuse him of playing a part in the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader. He assumed power in 1983 but was shot and killed in 1987 during a coup led by Compaore,Continue reading “Prosecutors want Campaore Jailed for 30 Years”
As President, he lowered his salary to only $450 a month and limited his possessions to a car, four bikes, three guitars, a fridge and a broken freezer. A motorcyclist himself, he formed an all-women motorcycle personal guard. He required public servants to wear a traditional tunic, woven from Burkinabe cotton and sewn by BurkinabeContinue reading “Thomas Isidore Sankara: A True Statesman whose works still speak for him”