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Prosecutors want Campaore Jailed for 30 Years

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”

Africa’s Youngest Serving Leaders

1. Chad’s 38-year-old President Mahamat Deby 2. Mali’s 39-year-old President Assimi Goita 3. Burkina Faso’s 41-year-old President Paul-Henri Damiba 4. Guinea’s 41-year-old Mamady Doumbouya 5. Ethiopia’s 45-year-old Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Is the Young Revolution sweeping through the Continent?

ECOWAS Delegation in Burkina Faso

A team from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS is currently in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, to hold talks with junta leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba. The UN’s office for West Africa and the Sahel head Mahamat Saleh Annadif is also set to join the mission. The talks have been necessitated by the political instabilityContinue reading “ECOWAS Delegation in Burkina Faso”

Thomas Isidore Sankara: A True Statesman whose works still speak for him

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”

ECOWAS goes for Burkina Faso and Mali

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on Burkina Faso and Mali on Friday, Ivory Coast’s information minister said on Wednesday, after military takeovers in both countries. Army officers in Burkina Faso ousted President Roch Kabore on Monday in West Africa’s third coup in nine months, followingContinue reading “ECOWAS goes for Burkina Faso and Mali”

Museveni on Coup D’etats in the West of Africa

“The problem happening in Africa today started in Libya. I’d like to invite African leaders to sit down & exchange views on how to build strength in Africa. What’s happening now is going to take us back because civilian leaders fail to build strong armies,” longest serving in East Africa , President of Uganda GeneralContinue reading “Museveni on Coup D’etats in the West of Africa”

Reported Coup d’etat in Burkina Faso

📷: Burkina Faso soldiers stand by a damaged vehicle in front of the Guillaume Ouedraogo military camp in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Jan. 24. 👉 Reports out of the West African nation of Burkina Faso say embattled President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and members of his government have been detained by mutineering soldiers. News outlets sayContinue reading “Reported Coup d’etat in Burkina Faso”


Anyone who knows about Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and Thomas Sankara cannot help but be awestruck by the only two surviving photographs showing two of the most influential, and inspirational African legends in each other’s company. It is intriguing just imagining what their conversations must have been like. There was a dynamic magnetism of sorts which pulledContinue reading “A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS : TWO STUBBORN AFRICAN REVOLUTIONARY ICONS UNRELENTING IN THEIR WAYS.”


By Yohane Mbeeya Moono The Scramble for Africa was a move by European powers to exert their influence on the African continent. One of the countries that had so much influence on the African continent is France. Only Britain had on more colonies on the continent than the French. The countries that were colonized byContinue reading “FRENCH INFLUENCE IN AFRICA”

PAN-AFRICAN SERIES: Thomas Isidore Sankara

By John Moono Former Burkinabe President and Pan-Africanist Thomas Isidore Sankara remarked “I think the most important thing is to bring people to a point where they have self-confidence and understand that they can at last be authors of their own well being” The vicious colonial system has been so influencial that it’s effects areContinue reading “PAN-AFRICAN SERIES: Thomas Isidore Sankara”