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INSPIRED by Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Sankara is an account of Thomas Sankara's four remarkable years as President of Burkina Faso before his assassination in 1987. Written and directed by Ricky Dujany, with Ike Chuks playing Sankara, it's on at the Cockpit Theatre until April 14. For details call ...
... large youth population of Africa could use more of, it's the energy and innovation of its young creatives to march towards a future that is better than its past. Perhaps in this way we can all “dare to invent the future”, as Thomas Sankara once said. (Supplied/City Press). Read more on: black panther | movies.

LONDON — Some 200 people, mainly students, packed the Khalili lecture hall at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies March 6. They had come to hear a panel presentation on “Sankara: World Bank & CFA Franc — the Tyranny of African Debt.” Thomas Sankara was the central leader ...
Efforts made by some African leaders like Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah, Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara, DR Congo's Patrice Lumumba among others to gain economic independence and development without aid were thwarted by coup d'etat fueled by the West. In recent times, Ghana's president Nana Addo ...
More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in a case being seen as a test for justice in the West African country. Two top generals accused of masterminding the plot, Gilbert Diendere and Djibrill Bassole, were cheered by supporters as ...
As the Trump regime reels from domestic abuse-related scandals, the compelling documentary Captain Thomas Sankara depicts an African revolutionary leader who boldly launched pro-woman campaigns in Burkina Faso denouncing bad husbands who commit domestic abuse; banning female ...

Thomas Sankara declared Burkina Faso 'the land of people of integrity' ... On the first anniversary of the revolution that brought him to power, Captain Thomas Sankara rejected the colonial name of his country — Upper Volta — and by presidential mandate declared the country would be known as Burkina ...
"We came here to call for justice for Thomas Sankara. We want to know who ordered his death and who shot Thomas Sankara. We will not rest until we find out who is responsible for his death," said Former Prime Minister in Sankara's Government, Abdou Salam Kabore. The uprising was led by Sankara's ...
Thirty years after the assassination of Africa's last revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, the front cover of this week's edition of the pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique is entitled “Who Killed Sankara?” The question has swirled since October 15, 1987 when the charismatic army captain was killed in a ...
In the streets of Ouagadougou, the icon of the Burkinabe revolution is omnipresent. Assassinated thirty years ago, Thomas Sankara, the “African Che Guevara” fascinates many people as well as his mysterious death. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Thomas Sankara came to power by a coup in ...
LONDON — Some 200 people, mainly students, packed the Khalili lecture hall at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies March 6. They had come to hear a panel presentation on “Sankara: World Bank & CFA Franc — the Tyranny of African Debt.” Thomas Sankara was the central leader ...
One of them quoted the words of Thomas Sankara, who said: "To create a project for development without associating women is to use two fingers when one has ten." They helped me understand that rugby in Burkina Faso needed a feminine touch. I then welcomed the opportunity and was elected president on November ...
Some analysts say the trial could also shed light on other non-resolved high-profile cases in Burkina Faso, such as the assassination of Thomas Sankara in 1987 or the journalist Zongo in 1998, where the names of Diendere or Campaore's presidential guard often come up. Compaore, who was ousted ...
We only need look to Queen Nzingha, Yaa Asantewaa, Edward Blyden, Margaret Murray Washington, Amy Jacques Garvey, Claudia Tate, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.” To be sure, history “done right” has much to offer if we look and look deeply. Hall notes that the female ...
More than 80 people went on trial before a military court in Burkina Faso on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in a case being seen as a test for justice in the West African country. Two top generals accused of masterminding the plot, Gilbert Diendere and Djibrill Bassole, were cheered by supporters as ...
We need to rediscover the revolutionary heritage of the Maghreb, Africa, West Asia and beyond, developed by great minds like Frantz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Thomas Sankara and George Habash to revive the ambitious projects of the 1960s that sought emancipation from the imperialist-capitalist system.
Ouagadougou - More than 80 people go on trial before a military court on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, including two top generals accused of masterminding the plot. The case is being seen as a test of the credibility of justice in the former French colony which has been blighted by ...

Instead, as colonial powers, the Western countries were accused of supporting African dictatorships and elimination of African heroes such as Patrice Lumumba, Tom Mboya, JM Kariuki and Thomas Sankara. The West was also accused of looking on as genocide unfolded to its full in Rwanda. Of late, we ...
As the Trump regime reels from domestic abuse-related scandals, the compelling documentary Captain Thomas Sankara depicts an African revolutionary leader who boldly launched pro-woman campaigns in Burkina Faso denouncing bad husbands who commit domestic abuse; banning female ...
They're reportedly turning to anti-colonial independence leaders like Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara for positive political role models. Lumumba's death was the result of “two inter-related assassination plots by American and Belgian governments”. Sankara oversaw an impressive increase in ...
Another book series, Ohio Short Stories of Africa, consists mostly of biographies about famous and overlooked individuals who made great strides for Africa. A few notable names are Haile Selassie, Thomas Sankara and Patrice Lumumba. People living in America might not be familiar with many of the ...
In the 1980s, when Thomas Sankara in Burkina Faso spread the gospel of breaking economic and psychological dependency he was murdered by Blaise Compaore with the support of former colonial power France. Sankara's successor was in power for 27 years until the youth rose up and ran him out of ...
Angathini nje u Thomas Sankara uma engezwa ngalesisigameko esenzeka e Libya ukuthi abantu bakhe base Burkina Faso baphendulwe izigqila emazweni angomakhelwane? Angathini uMwalimu Julius Nyerere uma engezwa ukuthi emva kwemizamo yakhe engaka ezama ukuthi izizwe zikhululeke ...
While on his African tour, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron faced an increasingly hostile African youth and had to field questions from African students about the French treasury guaranteeing the CFA currency, and about justice for the pan-Africanist revolutionary Thomas Sankara. In other ...
While on his African tour, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron faced an increasingly hostile African youth and had to field questions from African students about the French treasury guaranteeing the CFA currency, and about justice for the pan-Africanist revolutionary Thomas Sankara. In other ...
The excitement over the upcoming Black Panther movie has been so great that the Black Panther movie has also set a new record for advance ticket sales for a Marvel movie. One reason for the excitement is that this is a movie that defies many stereotypes about Africa and African people. The story is set in ...
This man was Thomas Sankara. Landlocked to the North by the Malian desert and cut off to the Atlantic Ocean by The Ivory Coast and Ghana to the South, The Former French Upper Volta has long been one of the poorest nations in the entire world. Although the country achieved independence in 1960, the ...
"We came here to call for justice for Thomas Sankara. We want to know who ordered his death and who shot Thomas Sankara. We will not rest until we find out who is responsible for his death," said Former Prime Minister in Sankara's Government, Abdou Salam Kabore. The uprising was led by Sankara's ...
Thirty years after the assassination of Africa's last revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, the front cover of this week's edition of the pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique is entitled “Who Killed Sankara?” The question has swirled since October 15, 1987 when the charismatic army captain was killed in a ...
"Last Revolutionary" featuring Robert Glasper's keys is a paean to authentic leaders past, present and future, name-checking homegrown African heroes, revolutionaries and freedom fighters like Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara and Patrice Lumumba. "I say the names of these men who died for us ...
Ouagadougou, however, gave Macron the chance to pay tribute to the popular Thomas Sankara, the outspoken Marxist critic of neo-colonial interference in Africa who was assassinated in 1987. Macron was applauded by the students when he promised to declassify the remaining files on the assassination ...
This speaks volumes about African leadership. President Paul Kagame's intervention brings back to memory, leaders like Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba, among others. The Libyan authorities are not exonerated of the blame for the inhumane treatment of their fellow human beings.
French President Emmanuel Macron is in West Africa for a three-day tour. On Monday, Macron visited Burkina Faso—a nation formerly colonized by France—where he promised to declassify documents related to the assassination of former leader Thomas Sankara. Sankara, who was often called “Africa's ...
Some works were an ode to African leaders including Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and Burkina Faso's assassinated leader Thomas Sankara. Bisi Silva, the curator of the modern art pavilion, said "the idea is to give visitors an overview of artistic practice not only in Nigeria but across Africa and ...
The stuffed lions guarding Robert Mugabe's statehouse are well known. They are also tattered and balding, and it is unlikely that interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa will keep them once he moves in. On Friday (Nov. 24), Zimbabwe will have a new president for the first time in nearly four decades, ...
Nelson Mandela, Thomas Sankara have to be among those who weren't corrupted by power and managed success very well. Three reasons ...
“Many great men like Yahya Jammeh, Thomas Sankara, and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah were all criticized despite their great leadership and today ...
He was Kwame Nkrumah, Haile Selassie, Julius Nyerere and Thomas Sankara combined. It was their problem if Zimbabweans could not ...
30th Commemoration of the Assassination of Thomas Sankara: Which way forward for Africa & the Caribbean? Thomas Sankara, Pan-African ...
It is unclear where we're headed in these heady times, but if we get a president, then he better be like the late Thomas Sankara, the charismatic president of ...
On the first anniversary of the revolution that brought him to power, Captain Thomas Sankara rejected the colonial name of his country — Upper ...
Thomas Sankara was the central leader of the 1983-87 popular revolution in Burkina Faso. This is the 30th anniversary of his assassination, ...
Following a series of coups and counter-coups that eventually led Thomas Sankara and his comrades to power in 1983 in Burkina Faso, ...
Thirty years after the assassination of Africa's last revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, the front cover of this week's edition of the pan-African ...
One picture brings it all back home to me again: Me, an 11-year-old London school pupil, gazing up smiling into the eyes of Thomas Sankara, then president of Burkina Faso. The picture is too dark; it isn't particularly well composed - the sound engineer is in the way, getting my fellow interviewer, ...
... talk about targeting countries like Dubai, Singapore, Brazil, Malaysia as well as failed economic policies of Thomas Sankara in Burkina Faso.
No Samora Machel, no Thomas Sankara, no Patrice Lumumba, no Kwame Nkrumah. I could go on but my point is that this area gets ignored all ...
... compared with the speech delivered at a similar UNGA by the strapping but now late Burkinabe leader, Captain Thomas Sankara, in 1984, ...
Therefore, learning about people like Thomas Sankara, and Nyerere is important. Why reading Frantz Fanon's book 'Wretched of the Earth' and ...
We are with Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, Eduardo Mondhlane, Chris Hani, Herbert Chitepo, Dedan Kimathi, Edison Sithole ...


 

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