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Thomas Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (December 21, 1949 – October 15, 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, Pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as Africa's Che Guevara.

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Burkina Faso vows to identify remains of Thomas Sankara - a positive sign from the transitional government
History in a photo:Thomas Sankara visit to Saharawi refugee camps in 1983
" I can hear the ROAR of the women's SILENCE" . Thomas Sankara.
" Women hold up the other half of the sky ... " . Thomas Sankara
This is great! Thomas Sankara: Africa's Best President - by
“Everything that man can imagine, he is capable of creating,” - Thomas Sankara
main stream journalist are bought! For 27 years Thomas Sankara's name was not mention? Now its on every station! Why?
‘We’d rather be sons of Thomas Sankara,’ Barro explained, ‘than sons of Blaise Compaoré...
The ghost of Thomas Sankara is haunting Blaise Compaore.
Thomas Sankara was assassinated by Blaise Compaore with the assistance of the French.
"François [Mitterrand] places an avuncular hand on Thomas’s shoulder. Sankara laughs but doesn’t look up."
LOL! I shall be the Thomas Sankara of the music industry.
Pop song in tribute to great revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara: .
The people of Burkina Faso honoured the memory of Thomas Sankara by successfully overthrowing a dictator & finally reclaiming their country
Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko some worthy unknown blacks worth reading about.
Watch this short and we'll done Video: Thomas Sankara, best president. via
But i would like to see more films on Great Africans.like Frederick Douglass..Mansa Musa, Thomas Sankara..Amina of Zaria..
to reopen the inquest into the death of the country's former leader, Thomas - PM Isaac Zida.
Thomas Sankara was the man Campaore killed in a bloody coup...Burkina Faso lost their rising glory in him
A day like this, and in the situation, I sincerely miss Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso...the best President
While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas- Thomas Sankara
What's the last great documentary you watched ? // Thomas Sankara: An Upright Man.
Thomas Sankara's remains to be examined
"You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from non-conformity, the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future. It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future." Thomas Sankara, revolutionary Leader Burkina Faso, West Africa
THAT THE MEMORIES OF THOMAS SANKARA MAY RESURRECT!!! (A MUST READ) 1. Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August 1983 until his assassination on October 15, 1987. PERHAPS MORE THAN ANY OTHER AFRICAN PRESIDENT IN LIVING MEMORY, THOMAS SANKARA, IN FOUR YEARS, TRANSFORMED Burkina Faso FROM A POOR COUNTRY, DEPENDENT ON AID, TO AN ECONOMICALLY INDEPENDENT AND SOCIALLY PROGRESSIVE NATION. 2. Thomas Sankara began by purging the deeply entrenched bureaucratic and institutional corruption in Burkina Faso. He slashed the salaries of ministers and sold off the fleet of exotic cars in the president’s convoy, opting instead for the cheapest brand of car available in Burkina Faso, Renault 5. His salary was $450 per month and he refused to use the air conditioning units in his office, saying that he felt guilty doing so, since very few of his country people could afford it. Thomas Sankara would not let his portrait be hung in offices and government institutions in Burkina Faso, because every Burkinabe i ...
I am thinking about Thomas Sankara and what his politics have taught me about relationships. It is a lesson I only very recently understood - almost 4 years after first reading the works of Sankara. Let us reflect on Sankara's views on the expenditure of public servants. When he became the president of Burkina Faso in 1983, one of the first things he did was to abolish the norm of civil servants being chauffer-driven in Mercedes Benzes and flying First Class. Sankara argued that there is no reason why the people of Burkina Faso must pay exhorbitant taxes to sustain the lifestyles of civil servants. He argued that most Burkinabe cannot afford to own even a cheap car, yet they must pay taxes for people to fly First Class. He said, and I might not be quoting him verbatim: "First Class means you get to have a bigger chair, more space to stretch yourself and be given a glass of champagne every few minutes. Is this what our people, who toil so hard and are struggling to put a meal on their tables, must pay for? ...
They claim to be disciples of Thomas Sankara and Jerry Rawlings, yet when they hear his name, they brand him coup plotter. Define hypocrisy.
In this short but bold message to mark 27 years since the assassination of revolutionary President Thomas Sankara, his widow outlines some.
This right here is a million dollar picture! pic Sankara and Samora MacHel.
“Thomas Sankara with that revolutionary red beret. cc 😌👌
Comrade Buke Is Now A Mole Hunter. - - Comrade Robert Wafula Buke might have mellowed with time, but he is still the idealist he used to be. As a champion of student power at the University of Nairobi, Buke was the Karl Marx-quoting ideologue of his generation. The fiery student leader of 27 years ago is still resident in the man. The wild boy in the man needed only a trigger to flame. A power vacuum in ODM triggered the resident ‘rebel’ shortly before Buke announced his ‘promotion’. Comrade Buke’s leadership of the student organisation rose beyond hot showers in the halls of residence and meatballs at the central catering unit. Buke had student welfare at the core of his fiery leadership of the Students’ Organisation of Nairobi University. He was patriotic, often adding student voice to national issues. He was also abreast of global affairs during the dying days of the Cold War. The Moi regime claimed Buke, a student of peasant extraction, was a confidant of then Libyan leader Colonel Muammar ...
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Copied frm Bill Christian's wall. I will like to advice this Incompetent we call our President, who is always telling us to pray if anything happens in this Country. If i were him (Jonathan) i will just open a Ministry for Prayers and appoint Pastor Oritsejafor as Minister. This Jonathan will only take us to just one place and that is NOWHERE. Most african leaders use their brains to work. But Jonathan is always asking us to pray all the time. Pray, pray, pray, when is he going to ever do anything reasonable? Hundreds of girls have gone missing for about 209 days, it will soon be a year. While Jonathan is still telling us to pray Stealing is not corruption. Pray Corruption is the order of the day. Pray Electricity is worsen than what it was in 1999. Pray Over 100,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen under his black hat every single day. Pray Nigerian soldiers turned into frightened rabbits are tactically maneuvering into Cameroun and Chad. Pray Can't he just see his own incompetence? Hospitals are bad. Pra ...
Killed by Thugs who only had looting in mind.RT"Thomas Sankara with that revolutionary red beret.
Thomas Sankara with that revolutionary red beret.
"We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity." Thomas San…
.the alignment of revolutionary African leaders was on point "Thomas Sankara and Samora MacHel.
So I just wrote up an article on the future of Burkina Faso. You know, what the cool kids are talking about:
Capt Thomas Sankara, a revolutionary like no other:
Dambisa Moyo is very clear when it pertains2 aid2 Africa. It has been a disaster! Thomas Sankara hated the debt trap laid out.
"They have not helped us develop. They have instead created a beggar mentality." - Thomas Sankara
The captain Thomas Sankara. His ideas still live on.
We have had some great leaders in Africa... Nelson Mandela; Patrice Lumumba; Thomas Sankara... They've changed the world...
"Bigotry is when u hail Thomas Sankara and Jerry Rawlings as your African Heroes but back home u accuse Buhari as a coup plotter"
widow hopes the fall of Blaise will pave the way for an investigation into her husband's death.
Thomas Sankara and the Black Spring in Burkina Faso | A communist at large
The Revolutionary PanAfricanist, Thomas Sankara, doesn't need to be branded the "modern-day Che Guevara" to be considere…
Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso lived in a small house and only had $350 in his account at the time of his death.
They have done well to suppress the memory of the legendary Thomas Sankara. Only a handful know of him.
Mariam Sankara set to return to Burkina Faso, still seeking answers for her husband's assassination
Never. Never. "RIP Thomas Sankara. Africa will never forget you.
Thomas Sankara said: Safe drinking water, three meals a day, a clinic, a school, and a simple plow.
Having a heated debate with a friend...the only point we fully…
"...the imported corn,rice or millet: this is Imperialism" Thomas Sankara on imperialism in Africa. He who feeds u can imp…
Another doc added to the backlog. Thomas Sankara :The Upright Man.
Got distracted and watched a documentary on Thomas Sankara. Feel like they need a screening of this at parliament chambers Nairobi
NOW Paul Sankara, the brother of Thomas Sankara, on Burkina Faso
Blaise Compaoré, murderer of Capt. Thomas Sankara, and stooge of France, the CIA & Britain, finally toppled
Burying Africa’s hopes: remembering Thomas Sankara, the revolution and how Blaise Compaoré stole it all...
They fist bump Thomas Sankara and walk out the chewing session doing the dhaanto hand in hand.
Burkina Faso recently overthrew one authoritarian - now its future may be defined by another. My article
New narrative; Somali PM and President are invited to a chewing session by the ghost of Thomas Sankara.
u can take a time to remember Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba & John Garang. Just few of them!!
As president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara wore only made in Burkina Faso cotton sewn clothes and lived in a small brick house
The ousting of Blaise Campaore has opened some old wounds. Thomas Sankara & Patrice Lumumba on my mind.
Campoare shd ve been arrested & tried 4 d murder of the Peoples President,Capt.Thomas Sankara,instead he was left 2go free.
"I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity." Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso.
Revolutionary politics is a science - Kwesi Pratt jnr on Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man is a documentary about the former president of Burkina Faso. http…
1987-Blaise Compaoré ambushed and killed his friend, the popular and charismatic President of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara.
“Thomas Sankara makes it difficult to sleep,” said President Mitterrand. “
Documentary on Thomas Sankara - revolutionary and former President of
“Thomas Sankara makes it difficult to sleep” President Mitterrand. “He asks so many questions that he leaves no one with a clear conscience”
Thomas Sankara made it clear that he was not going to be another corrupt, luxury-loving African president dancing to the tune of foreign Po.
Your president is not Thomas Sankara. His military fatigues are just fatigues and he is only brainy thieving revolutionary!
Thomas Sankara died the World's most poorest president. He had an incorruptible stance on all issues.
According to Thomas Sankara, the liberation of the Afrikan female is not a favour, but a moral obligation of the Afrik…
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In A interview in February 1988 Fela was asked: - Your friend Thomas Sankara has just been murdered. What did Sankara mean to you and how do you feel about his death? - (Long silence)… my mind is cool because Sankara’s death must have a meaning for Africa. Now that Sankara has been killed, if the leader of Burkina Faso, today, is not doing well, you will see it clearly. This means that in future, bad leaders would be very careful in killing good leaders.
My all time best presidents, Thomas Sankara, Rob Mugabe and Vladimir Putin, Bashir Al saad , Kim Jong un in any order .
OCTOBER 31/2014 EPRP FULLY SUPPORTS THE PEOPLE OF Burkina Faso The EPRP fullly supports the ongoing struggle of the Burkinabe people against dictatorship and for democracy. Their struggle is a harbinger of intensified popular struggles all over the continent. Like other peoples, the Burkinabe people face the danger of the status quo army shortcircuiting their victory to establish yet another demagogic military dictatorship. Baise Compaore came to power via coup that ousted his long time and very popular friend Thomas Sankara. For the last 26 years, Compaore has stuck to his authoritarian rule and enjoyed the backing of France and other western powers. The people’s demand for justice and democracy was stifled, the free press muzzled, dissent repressed without mercy. To add insult to inury, the dictator was out to change the Constitution to run for the same office in the oncoming election. Compaore has often rigged elections like the tyrants of Ethiopia. If the Burkainabe people's struggle triumphs it wil ...
It has worked again in West Africa. Compaore has resigned due coercion from the masses who are tired from oppression by the ruling class. A wind of change is sweeping dictatorship across the continent. Revolution has achieved its goals in the Land of upright people (Burkina Faso). The spirit of Thomas Sankara is thoroughly awakened. Where he is in the grave has been forced to turn. The dominance of aristocratic classes can only be removed by the masses. It happened in Egypt, Libya and now Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso parliament was set ablaze reducing it into ashes. I wish the best the people of Burkinabe as they forge their way towards their dream land a haven which they have been yerning and longing eagery.This a new beggining for our friends.
Blaise Compaore Quits Power a Humble Man By Joachim Arrey in Abidjan The former Burkina Be strong man, Blaise Compaore, has thrown in the towel after ordinary, armless citizens took to the streets to protest against an amendment he had proposed for the modification of Article 37 of the Burkina Faso constitution. The fall of the once known African negotiator underscores that dictators are not really difficult to kick out of power. Mr. Compaore who always thought he was indispensable in the West African region is hiding in an unknown location. He will be very humble now that power has left his hands. He left the presidential palace with his tail under his legs. Like most dictators, he thought he could out-manoeuvre and outwit everybody to extend his stay in power. He never knew that the people constitute the strongest army in the world. As the saying goes, he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. Mr. Compaore who came to power after overthrowing his childhood and best friend, Thomas Sankara, will now h ...
Following events in Burkina Faso very keenly. Got me thinking, come on, it's possible. We might see more civilian uprisings in Africa, comparable to the MENA revolution which has underlined history in the last 5 years. More objectively though, Burkina Faso could do it easily as they have an experience of good leadership in Thomas Sankara, a man who would have been 62 years today. Unfortunately, many countries, Kenya included, have not known a single moment of good leadership. We continue to compare bad with worse, and worse with worst. That is why they call us third world.
Jimi Hendrix and Gary Clark Jr this life! Thomas Sankara the planet! Elon Musk the road and skies! Kanye West and Steve Biko this mind!
As Blaise Compaoré is forced out by the people, Thomas Sankara is somewhere gleaming with pride for his be !
27 years after murdering Thomas Sankara & tearing up his social project, Blaise Compaore is no longer President... htt…
About time! Thomas Sankara was a better leader"Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore ousted, army says
Blaise Campaore out as President. U can now rest in peace Thomas Sankara. D Brutus who killed u can no longer kill ur dreams. Peoples power
A coup in Burkina Faso toward a President who killed Thomas Sankara, his "best friend."
The legacy of one of Africa’s youngest leaders, Thomas Sankara: rejection of 28+ president.
Bukina Faso president is a French/US. puppet who collaborated in. killing his friend Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara the then president of Burkina Faso was overthrown by his own dear friend and trusted ally Blaise Campaore, in the late 80's
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Blaise Compaore must be prosecuted for the murder of Thomas Sankara. People of Burkina Faso must elect a new President for t…
*THIS IS Burkina Faso* See the attitude of the population in photo,See the action of the military in photo n' see the man (in photo) who decision promted the actions in the previous photos... MAMA AFRICA ( africans) MOST work bcs our so call leaders are very lame...SEE/READ STORY BELOW- Burkina Faso army announces emergency measures A resident told the BBC he saw MPs' homes on fire, reports Lebo Diseko Continue reading the main story Related Stories As it happened: Burkina Faso unrest Thomas Sankara's legacy Compaore: 'What I'm doing is legal' Burkina Faso's military has announced emergency measures - including the formation of a transitional government - after a day of violent protests. Demonstrators angered by President Blaise Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule earlier set fire to parliament and government buildings. Protesters in the capital, Ouagadougou, are calling for him to resign. The emergency moves announced by army chief Gen Honore Traore did not say who would lead the interim administra ...
Burkina Faso French backed Blaise Compaore, the assassin of Thomas Sankara, is trying to stay in power after 27 years. There is a massive protest right now in Ouaggadougou, the capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, West Africa. .He seized power in 1987 and since, ruled for 27 years, winning four disputed elections and you still want another term? What's wrong with some African leaders?The protests in Burkina Faso culminating in the burning of their Parliament House and the streets over taken by citizen who want justice. I know Ghanaian politicians will say that this can NEVER happen in Ghana
27 years after, Thomas Sankara rises in Burkina Faso!
Comrades, there are very important developments happening in Burkina Faso and we must follow them closely. After 27 years, the Burkinabe are finally rising against Blaise Campaore! The streets of Ouagadougou are filled with protesters. They've burnt parliament and are now marching to the presidential palace to force him to step down. The spirit of Thomas Sankara has risen! The upright people of Burkina Faso are writing history. There's some element of poetic justice in the fact that Sankara was killed in October (1987) and the man responsible for his assassination is being deposed in that same month. Hasta la victoria siempre!
To our brothers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso We stand with the people Burkina Faso in their fight for democracy and efforts in chasing a dictator who was hanged on them for more than 27 and still wants more years, we in Uganda share your problems and have alot to learn from your fight we hold your president Mr. Blaise Compaoré for the murder of our pan African brother Thomas Sankara he should go.
Watch this film about Thomas Sankara - a great leader from Burkina Faso (he was assassinated by the current president, who has been sitting in power for 27 years). Maybe Burkina Faso will finally realize Sankara's vision, and maybe his brilliant ideas will spread to those who need it. Keep his ideas alive and watch:
Malcolm X, Vladimir Lenin, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Thomas Sankara and MLK would all spit in your face.
This month two great African revolutionaries were killed. RIP Samora MacHel and Thomas Sankara
We recall the roles that Thomas Sankara and Samora MacHel played in their countries...Lessons can be drawn from their successes & challenges
Thomas Sankara & Samora MacHel in one pic. Great leaders.
I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury go their revolt - Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara: You're remembered along with your good deeds and vision for Africa. I pray our current crop of leaders will have balls as big as yours to do the needful. Rest on!
Never ever in your lifetime become a puppet of an individual or individuals. Rather become a puppet of an idea. I'm a puppet of ECONOMIC FREEDOM! That the Khoi and San's once preached, the Shona's and Ndebeles, the Ashanti people, the Tutsi, the Zulus and Xhosa's, their Excellency's: Robert Sobukwe, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Chris Hani, Thomas Sankara, Robert Mugabe, Steve Biko, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B du Bouis, Colonel Mummar Gaddaffi, Sir Ian Kgama et al. ECONOMIC FREEDOM in Afrika is the idea.
Blood Diamonds. The movie. In the end of it. The words appears. 'In January 2003. 40 nations signed the Kimberly Process. An effort to stem the flow of conflict diamonds. But illegal diamonds are still finding their way to market. It is us consumers to insist that a diamond is conflict free. Sierra Leone is free. There are still 200 000 child soldiers in Africa. Now look at Sierra Leone. Guinea. Liberia. The diamonds Charles Taylor gave to Naomi Campbell. The diamond scandal of Winnie Mandela. Murder of Thomas Sankara. The mercenaries in the region in seek for riches. Platinum. Gold. Diamond. Copper. People are killed everyday. By their governments. By foreign nations. Angola. Zimbabwe. Guinea. Sierra Leone. SA. CAR. CONGO REGION. KIMBERLY PROCESS WAS NOT DESIGNED TO TAKE CARE OF AFRICA. IT NEVER LOVED US. Still today Africa with its Riches end up in Europe and East. It's up to Africa. And its Children. happy sunday
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Any child of the soil cannot help but imagine a free Africa with Steve Biko, Winnie Mandela, Thomas Sankara, Josiah Tongogara, Chris Hani.
"May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence." ~ Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara, Haile Selassie, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta some of the pan-Africanism architects, (1/2)
Thomas Sankara, Jerry Rawlings, Yakubu Gowon et al were youths. Why can't our youths be given fair share in govt?
Can African pride be this shallow? (My Tuesday column) Perhaps I’m a despicable, counter-revolutionary, neo-colonialist settler after all. During my entire adult life, I have called myself an African. I have visited most countries on the continent and I have met and/or interviewed 13 heads of African states. I’m proud of and associate myself with the people, history and cultures of the people of Africa. I have written much about and made two documentary films on pre-colonial and early colonial African history. But now I find myself out of sync with many of those who also claim to be proud Africans. The Africa I’m proud of appears to be a different one from the one they revere. I’m deeply proud of African leaders who fought for the liberation of Africa and the emancipation of her people. I’m talking about leaders like Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Leopold Senghor, Samora MacHel, Kenneth Kaunda, Julius Nyerere, Nelson Mandela and Thomas Sankara. But now I find that the darling hero of so many of ...
Two of the realest people to me. Thomas Sankara and Kwame Ture.
The Dream of Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Dr. King Jr, John Lennon, Michael Jackson/Huey Newton is what we need.
"No longer in good standing among subservient politicl classes of Africa r followers of Kwame Nkrumah,Patrice Lumumba&Thomas Sankara."G Ford
If she still dont know anything about Robert Sobukwe & Thomas Sankara then start doubting that woman she might be not worth it.
The greatest revolutionaries in the world over were never know of being rude. They spoke truth to power with no apology but never rude & disrespectful. I immediately think of Chris Hani, Pratrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Samora MacHel, Nelson Mandela, Goven Mbeki, Billy Nair, Robert Sobukhwe, Vladimir Lenin, Fidel Castro, Ernesto Guevara, Engels, Karl Marx. In the opposite dictators were rude, I think of Idi Amin, Rudolph Hitler, Eugene Tereblanch, KD Matanzima, PW Botha, & others.
SACP is Chris Hani, name drop is Thomas Sankara but no one's heard of him. Only one works that magic Do the
Before 1983 Burkina Faso was one of the poorest countries in the world, without raw materials, one doctor to every 50.000 inhabitants, an infant mortality of 107 for every thousands, a rate of schooling of 2%, a life expectancy of life 44 years old. Thomas Sankara, the son of a soldier, at 34 years old took the power “in order to give Africa back to the Africans”. In four years he changed his country first of all renaming Alto Volta Burkina Faso meaning "country of the integral ones". Thomas Sankara drastically reduced expenses of the state apparatus which up to that point absorbed 70% of the budget; those suspected of corruption were fired. The blue cars were abolished, Sankara arrived at ministerial meeting by bicycle. “We cannot be the rich ruling class of a poor country” he loved to repeat. The foreign heads of state visiting Burkina Faso, were not received in the presidential palaces but in the poor villages of the country. One of the targets of Sankara was to give dignity once again the negl ...
"On ne tue pas les idées" Ideas shouldn't be killed. This is what Thomas Sankara said. Later he was killed. But his ideas are still around in Africa. Prophetic? Sankara is the African Che Guevara. He fought the colonialist French and created Burkina Faso (the land of integer people). His ideas about freeing Africa from the slavery of the debts and about the cooperation of African countries were too uncomfortable for too many entities. This brought his end, killed by his mate in a coup d'état. He knew it and he let it happen. This is the destiny of a hero. Now, in his country, his image is nearly banned since it is considered an act of rebellion against the actual president: the person that actually murdered Sankara. Sankara is a dangerous tattoo in Burkina.
Collective Work and Responsibility (Ujuma) Individual/Group responsibilities (duties) Develop and maintain work ethics Commitment to duties Commitment to each other Family/Community Council meetings Individual/group responsibility Diligently fulfilling individual and group activities Social, political and economic sustainability is based on diligently fulfilling our duties within our homes, communities and wherever we may have particular interest in life. Many of our Black ancestors have set valuable examples such as the Honourable Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Thomas Sankara (of ) and the many, many others who are not mentioned by name but have spent their lives quietly giving of themselves. Develop work ethics Being punctual, meticulous, trustworthy and reliable are all, and some of, the virtues to be found among those who hope to be successful at what they do. Commitment to duties Take pride in what we do daily. This speaks to the quality of the individual and their spirit. Commitment t ...
History is a people's memory. People with no memory have no history.. (A paraphrase of a statement from Malcolm X that I can't directly quote).. Picture: Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah and his children, Thomas Sankara, Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Sekou Toure
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American system is killing Thomas Sankara,Muammar Gaddafi,Chris Hani,Hugo Chavez and Cher just to leave us with Jonathan and Zuma.
I can imagine the souls of our fallen heros, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani also walking alongside CiC as he enters parliament. Use politics to end anti black politics my leader! . 'Lets sing: My mother was a kitchen girl and my father was a garden boy that is why I'm wearing work suits
I have loved politics all my life-i enjoyed as a young naive boy reading of Nelson Mandela Martin Luther King, Jr. Jomo Kenyatta,Tom Mboya,Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba, Dedan Kimathi et al,,but the current crop of politicians we have as a country lack no motivation and the lesser you talk about them the better. No matter the level of hatred,tribal animosity and empty rhetoric's preached by the so called "leaders" i choose to remain positive and allow God to do His will upon Kenya. and did i say, i love my president Uhuru Kenyatta. we shall overcome!!
Revolutionary greetings beautiful Azania ( RSA ) ! Dumelang , Avuxeni , Sanibonani , Ndi matsheloni , Goeiemore Mzansi ! Jambo Afrika ~ the motherland ! Greetings in the name of my EFF 'Economic Freedom Fighters' of Azania ! From Cape Town ( the mother-city ) to Cairo ! Morocco to Madagascar ! We shall take Azania physically ! We are inviting U South Africans to join the struggle of pride ! U owe Azania to the heroes such as the brave Muammar Gaddafi , Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara , Robert Mugabe , Nyerere , Kaunda , Nkwame Nkrumah , Marcus Garvey , Malcom X , Martin Luther king jr , ... ! Their son Sello Malema is calling upon U ! The selling out of Afrika can b stopped by us ~ todays generation ! The privatization of Afrika can b stopped by us ! Capitalism & liberalism can b booted out by us pan Afrikanists in unity ~ true to the core ! The stinking immorality & corruption , arrogance , nepotism , can b shown the door by our united front ! Viva to our land , our future , 'corrupt free government' ! Vi ...
STOP THIS WEATHER-BEATEN HYSTERIA AND THINK DEEPER I have read so much how the US and other european powers fund destabilisation of emerging economies in Africa, how the CIA, MOSSAD, etc mastermind the operations Al Queda, Boko Haram, etc, how they turn our economies to spin on their heads. But, all these footsoldiers of the West happen always to be africans! Does it suggest we're no match to them, intellectually at least? And who do we blame if they continuously use us or if we continuously remain unappreciative of the consequences of their biddings that we do? Do these intelligence outfits work with natives or whites for information and liquidation activities in Africa? Do they anchor on and work with educated or illiterate africans? Who is fighting Nigeria in Sambisa Forest-the marines? Who killed Thomas Sankara - the French? Who killed Patrice Lumumba- the Belgians or whites from the USA? We better look inward and treat ourselves to a point where we should know when we're manipulated and the conseque ...
"I can think of no better role model for my son." …the Thomas Sankara Documentary
Does anyone find it odd that Hintsa KaKhawuta, chief of the Xhosa nation, Nat Turner, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba, Che Guevara and countless other freedom fighters were not only assassinated as per the ruling powers of the United States/Europe...but were ALL DISMEMBERED before burials. Both of Che Guevara's hands were removed by a "physician" on the premise of fingerprint identification.; I thought one only needed a finger? Thomas Sankara's family wanted to exhume his body for DNA identification, but their request was denied. Do we really believe rituals...whether they are done for good or evil...are exclusively done by indigenous people only?
There Can be no Proud Man WITHOUT a Woman at His Side Every Proud Man Every Strong Man Draws An energy from a woman it can be a Mother a wife sister ETC THOMAS SANKARA www.thomassankara.net
"And let me conclude by saying that whenever an African country buys a weapon is against African" ~ Thomas Sankara
Although there are still presidents who kill people for saying the truth, but I would share this information with my brothers and sisters and die than to keep quiet to live. African spirits left the bodies of Africans a long long time ago. What we have now has leaders are just the toys of the white world. They've sold out Africa for there wordly positions and have bartered the happiness, peace and freedom of Africans for their own happiness. An adage says " if you kill your own dog, the dogs of others will bite you". With our own hands we have killed all our heroes and strong leaders just for worldly positions. Now, we are the market ground for all types of traders and the only freedom we have is killing ourselves. Why would people like Blaise Compaore have to live while Thomas Sankara is dead? The toothless bull dog we call "African-Coordinator ". What have we? when even our school systems are not valid, you have to go to their schools and be trained by them before becoming a elite or leader. what a ...
Hard-hitting open letter to Julius Malema 2014-04-24 09:49:15 AM Cape Town - Ex-convict and president of the Patriotic Alliance Gayton McKenzie said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is "the biggest thief I ever met". The letter in full: Dear Julius Malema, I wronged people in this country two decades ago when I took part in heinous crimes. I have been trying to repay my debt to society for most of the years since. First, by successfully exposing corruption in jail then by speaking to millions of school kids across this country to dissuade them from a life of crime. I am now dedicating my life to Patriotic Alliance, which puts ending gangsterism, but more importantly the conditions that lead to gangsterism in communities, at the top of its agenda. We must get our young people into the mainstream economy. I see this open letter as part of repaying my many debts to society. If I did not speak up to warn the people of South Africa, but especially our youth, against you, it would mean I have no l ...
Thomas Sankara., you remember him? The greatest president Burkina Faso ever had IMAO! Killed by Blaise Campaore - the incumbent president of the country- because he was anti-west in his revolutionary drive to restore his country at age 33. The witch cried last night., the child died this morning. Who doesn't know that it was the witch that killed the child overnight? Hmn.
Do you think Jubilee government is working towards ending ethnicity? Lemme see... if I was President Uhuru Kenyatta or W. Ruto and I was very selfish short sighted and not patriotic enough I wouldn't do anything towards ending tribalism or uniting Kenyans because I'd thrive on it. I'd continue making sure my band of ethnic groups remain beholden to me and my party or party line so that I would continue winning through the tyranny of their numbers not mattering what I have to show for it. On the other hand If I was either of them and I had the qualities of Greats like Mwalimu Nyerere, Fidel Catro, Abe Lincoln, Comrade Mao Tse Tung, Thomas Sankara and Mandela I'd do everything for posterity. I'd make sure Nobody ever starves to death again for luck of food because we can achieve it. I'd make sure if majority of Luos think a political issue should be supported then Kikuyus, Luhyas, Kaleinjins and all other tribes should with the same proportion support the same, and if not likable then it should be the same ...
The late Burkinabe President Thomas Sankara - an icon for many young Africans in the 1980s - still remains a heroic "African Che Guevara" to some - 27 years after his assassination at the age of 38, writes the BBC's Alex Duval Smith.
Where would their respective countries be and Africa in general, if these statesman and patriots,where allowed to live by the powers that be??? Tom Mboya,Steve Biko, Eduardo Mondlane,Samora MacHel,Patrice Lumumba, Namndi Azikiwe,Abubakar Tafawa Balewa,Thomas Sankara,and Amilcar Cabral.
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Imagine that GEJ visits Chibok and the security betray him. Mr. President, don't go to CHIBOK. History is replete with examples of president who were assassinated. THOMAS SANKARA of Burkina Faso just to mention one.
"You and I, together with our peoples, have chosen to condemn colonialism, neocolonialism, apartheid, racism, Zionism, and all forms of aggression, occupation, domination, and outside interference, wherever they come from. We condemn and fight apartheid in South Africa as we do Zionism in Palestine. We protest the aggression against Nicaragua as we protest that perpetrated against Libya and the Frontline States. We denounce the invasion of Grenada as we do the occupation of Namibia. We will not cease doing so until those people obtain justice." Thomas Sankara Taken from “Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987” (pages 298-299)
How I wish we Nigerians will look away from all this tempting foreign aids to building our country ourselves..the Thomas Sankara Dream
Thomas Sankara is the best African leader that any country would wish to have
Coming up next weekend! Loving the fact that a great example of kinda recent Pan-Afrikanism is featured on the ALD Plugger this year. Thomas Sankara! Did some great work in Burkino Faso during his brief time in leading the people. Come on out to Afrikan Liberation Day events this year. Could be a life changing event!!
If President GEJ had the mindset of Major Jasper Adaka Boro or Thomas Sankara, we wouldn't be where we are today.
Burkina Faso under Thomas Sankara refused to pay foreign loans and receive foreign aid. The standard of living improved,
Thomas Sankara. Muammar Gaddafi. Robert Mugabe...the only best presidents that stand and protect Africa for ...
Thomas Sankara was a fine man, both in action and looks. my true African Prince. My hero.
USA and EU killed Gaddafi,Maurice Bishop and Thomas Sankara,Jonathan must not aggre on US intervention otherwise uzozisola.
Thomas Sankara On International Women’s Day March 8th, 1987 Sankara addressed thousands of women in Ougadougou calling for the emancipation of women in Burkina Faso and throughout the continent. In the speech he explained in great detail, the material base for women’s oppression rejecting simplistic theories such as biological differences
Just presenting his jersey to Blaise Compaoré, the man accused of murdering Thomas Sankara
"He who feeds you, controls you" Thomas Sankara. Self-reliance is the only key to economical growth, development & job creation!”
Am a Sankarist, and as many Thomas Sankara followers there is no one in Africa right now who embodies the not yet. Not Malema.
I wonder, how many people have recently read Thomas Sankara because of the rise of EFF?
"A soldier without any political or ideological training is a potential criminal" Thomas Sankara.
Thomas Sankara is an unsung hero of past African leaders
"Debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa." -Thomas Sankara, "The Upright Man"
Out of leaders why MrGod did you let them take Thomas Sankara,Africa would have been far if this man lived longer
Thomas Sankara may not be a household name, yet to many Africans, he was a leader in equal stature to Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, Patrice Lumumba, Robert Mugabe and Laurent Gbagbo. Born in 1949 in a country formerly known as Upper Volta, Sankara embarked on a military career, quickly rising in the ranks. Sankara became his country’s head of state in 1983 after leading a coup d’état against the then current imperialist puppet government. He renamed his country Burkina Faso, meaning “Land of Upright People.” For a man referred to as “The African Che Guevara,” it is no surprise that he is still widely unknown in Africa and the West. Profoundly influenced by the work of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, he committed his presidency to eradicating poverty and to uplifting the common man. As a Pan- Africanist, he sought to end the political ventriloquism practiced by former African colonial rulers as well as the continent’s dependency on foreign aid. “He who feeds you, controls you”, he argued. ...
I am absolutely shocked! The Star compares Julius Malema to Thomas Sankara in their editorial! What an insult to values& life of Sankara!
Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Malcolm X, Thomas Sankara, MLK and the list goes on...
Thomas Sankara was a revolutionary that wore a red beret, he was not a revolutionary because he wore a red beret! HUGE DIFFERENCE!
Thomas Sankara was truly one of the best leaders to come out of Africa. Why does it happen once in decades in Africa???
Hi Peter. I am looking to get in touch with some of Thomas Sankara's fan base- could you follow me so i can PM you please
The only sin African leaders did or are currently doing is them trying to own the African soil & the wealth beneath it. Even mmusi maimane or lindiwe mazibuko cannot argue the African politics of lumumba, Kwame & Thomas Sankara . depriving the natives of ownership of their land. England is for the English but afrika cannot be for its natives.is wrong with this picture. You'll have to fight the Arabs for their oil all year round.
Those who talk about victory must explain what the victory is about .The real victory is yet to come which will be celebrated by African ancestoral spirits of Thomas Sankara ,Patrice Lumumba,Steve Biko,Mangaliso Sobukwe,kwame Nkruma and many others.The ANC has sold us on the issue of land.They said ua free to dance over their election victory with a free boerewors roll and free yellow shirt with Mandela picture
I am inspired by Thomas Sankara, I have respect just like Walter Sisulu, I have a forgiving heart like Nelson Mandela, I love people just like Steve Biko, I do not belong to you alone but to the nation just like Kwame Nkrumah, i am a man of God just like Tiyo ka Soga, I love kids just like Albertina Sisulu, I love reggae music just like Bob Marley, I enjoy writing just likeFrantz Fanon, Chinua Achebe, I like poetry just like Ben Okri, I like reading just like Thabo Mbeki, and most importantly I am a Thinker, a Visionary and a Pan Africanist just like Robert Sobukwe. -Noble Son
Iec nd anc rigged the elections,we knw that. That tells me we have somethng,ok bt im ready to revolt against the system that the anc is applying to us poor Blacks. Relovutionary greetings maFighters amahle nge gama lika Thomas Sankara,Steve Biko,Robert Sobukwe,Gabriel Mugabe,Andries Tetame,Marikana miners,Peter mokabo,Chris Hani nd Hugo!
African History is replete with glory and the proverbial Judases... Ever wonder what would have happened to Uganda if Edward Mutesa had not been deposed by Obote who was later deposed by General Amin, or Burkina Faso if Thomas Sankara had not been betrayed by Blaise Compaore? Let alone Congo if Patrice Lumumba had not been back stabbed by Mobutu Sese Seko? Never mind Nigeria and Chikwuma Nzeogwu and Balewa... The list is endless and begs the question of our true heritage. Really! Must every brave be the chief? Progress will only be made on our continent if we re-write the future. At one point all these despots that ended up causing so much havoc had sponsors with Economic interests...
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Replacing the ANC with any other political party is just replacing one corrupt leadership with another . Unless we train leaders to become renounced in the likes of Robert Sobukwe , Thomas Sankara and the current day Nerendra Modi ( include a FEW ) more , we the people will be cheated again and again .
Where is Steve Biko, Thomas Sankara, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah and Robert Sobukwe when we need them the most?
I've just voted for Tatane, marikana workers,Mothluthlung residents but most important I've voted for the vision of Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani,Tsietsi Mashinini,Thomas Sankara,Bantu Biko ensuring a brighter future for my Son Aluta Mtshweni and my daughter Azania Mtshweni. I've voted EFF
Earlier this week, Burkina Faso's high court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to rule on a request for the body of Thomas Sankara to be exhumed. S...
"...we must fight imperialism and everything connected with it. From imperialism's point of view, it's more important to dominate us culturally than militarily. Cultural domination is more flexible, more effective, less costly. This is why we say that to overturn the Burkinabè regime you don't need to bring in heavily armed mercenaries. You just need to forbid the import of champagne, lipstick and nail polish." --Thomas Sankara
Who killed Patrice Lumumba? The murder of those awesome leaders, Patrice Emery Lumumba and Thomas Sankara is the greatest example of how Africans have been programmed to hate one another and an absolute assassination of progress and growth. We get paid to betray one another in Africa and we are always proud doing that yet we blame others. We must admit it, we're powerless and we don't want to rise and be powerful. We pull logical leaders down through external influences and make our lives miserable. We did it for Lumumba in Congo and till date Congo is never peaceful. We did it for Sankara in Burkina Faso. We did it for Nkrumah in Ghana and retarded the growth history for years before Rawlings came to undo the doing. We did it Libya. We did it in Central African Republic where France bolstered the Seleka rebels again Francois Bozize. We are our own greatest enemies. Foreigners see the crack in our wall and fester on there. Despite the invasion and destruction of Iraq, Obama as President still praised Bush ...
Moment of truth 7 May 2014. Are the marxist revolution inspired fighters going to take root in RSA and make ancestors Frantz Fanon, Thomas Sankara, Che Guevara, Vladimir Lenon, etc proud. If only Namibian young understood the struggle for economic emancipation is theirs, which they ought to wage against the elite (rich, highly educated and powerful). Some Namibians defecate in buckets in their shacks because of lack of sanitation and abundance of violence exacerbated by lack of electricity. Only a class struggle can free you from poverty, resources are in abundance. "We can't talk politics to the hungry" (source: SN/FF)
Raúl Antonio Martínez Always behind a great man, a traitor and beast lurks behind a great action, there is usually looking hungry hyenas feed on carrion. The problem of great men like Thomas Sankara is not taking care their backs of the beasts behind.
this leader reminds me of Thomas Sankara.
“Debt is neo-colonialism, in which colonizers transformed themselves into “technical assistants”. We should better say “technical assassins”. They present us with financing, with financial backers. As if someone’s back could create development. We have been advised to go to these lenders. We have been proposed with nice financial set-ups. We have been indebted for fifty, sixty years and even more. That means we have been led to compromise our people for fifty years and more. Under its current form, that is imperialism controlled, debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Afrika, aiming at subjugating its growth and development through foreign rules. Thus, each one of us becomes the financial slave, which is to say a true slave, of those who had been treacherous enough to put money in our countries with obligations for us to repay” — Thomas Sankara •AFRIKA
We vote for those that bravely stood up for Africans, the Robert Sobukwe, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, Onkgopotsi Trio, Tsietsi Mashinini, Andries Tatane, Muamar Gaddafi. EFF
So Netherlands Prime Minister get praised for cycling to work, but Thomas Sankara got killed for it - Kenya Today -
Good Morning African Intellectuals, I don't know about you guys, but I was personally enlightened with Christopher Farai Charamba 's post about Thomas Sankara as his unsung African leader. I watched the video: ". Thomas Sankara: the upright man". It dawn on me, that Africa have been missing leaders who are courageous, charismatic, visionaries, sensitive to their citizens' needs, patriotic and who are bold enough to stand against western policies that is against the progress of Africa's development and integrity. In the spirit of yesterday, I felt for today's notion we could discuss about the leadership crisis in Africa. Therefore the notion is: What are some of your thoughts on why Africa have a leadership vacuum ? Let's all contribute and make our group a workshop where iron sharpens iron.
Since 1994, no party talked of the economic emancipation of Africans, no party challenged the continued pillaging of our mineral resources, God Simakade’s precious and well-thought out gift to us, South Africans! He did not give it to Anglo Platinum, De Beers, Exxaro, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold, Impala Platinum, JFPI Corporation, Kumba Iron Ore, or Wesizwe Platinum – it is not anybody’s private garden but a national treasure from which all should & must live. For the first time since 1994, elections are exciting, because a voice ‘crying in the wilderness’ is crying sense, and it is gaining momentum. Thank you Mr Malema for being bold!!! May the All-seeing God, uSimakade, iDwala Laphakade, be to the EFF “the Cloud by Day and the Fire by Night”. May He see the EFF through, so that the spirits of Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Steve Biko & Thomas Sankara, at last finds rest in the knowledge that ‘some Africans find everything wrong with the continued neo-colonialism of our continent’. May . ...
"The WOMEN AND MEN of our society are all victims of imperialist oppression and domination. That is why they wage the same battle. The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph." -Thomas Sankara
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Thomas Sankara on and your obligation to inherit this mess.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Eduardo Mondlane, Ahmed Ben Bella amongst others..the African story, our dilemma..for how long will we be in chains, we know not.
If you have not heard of Thomas Sankara, then take the time to watch this documentary. We have all heard about the ruthless dictators like Idi Amin of Uganda or Sani Abacha of Nigeria, but what yo...
BBC: "Burkina Faso court refuses to rule on Thomas Sankara's exhumation:".
: new form of aperheid. Thomas Sankara didn't have media/TV on his side when he took over. Ours is not a beauty contest.
Burkina Faso's High Court refuses to rule on a request for ex-President Thomas Sankara's body to be exhumed, 27 years after he was killed.
Tomorrow Night Gathering in Honor of the Immortal Thomas Sankara and to learn more about African Liberation Day 2014! Let's mobilize and organize, snack and chat yall!
What did we do for jailed UDP treasurer Amadau Sanneh a Gambian based in U.S asks? And the writer did not venture into what crime Amadou Sanneh was jailed for? It is like blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for the jailing of Mosey or blaming Thomas Sankara for his killing..Who do you question when oppression is taking place against innocent defenceless citizens? The oppresssed or the oppressor? The UDP did a lot for comrade Amadou Sanneh and are continuing doing even more. Some of what we did or planned to do cannot be divulged willy nilly. But the UDP don't have guns, neither tanks..to free Amadou we need fighting men and women not pen pushers and public attention seekers. Is Sam Phatty willing to enlist and fight? I dont think so. The UDP will not call a unilateral protest at this juncture..with hearts disunited and eyes wide shut. We will do actions appropriate for our wider members. Amadou Sanneh himself urge such efforts. If Sam want us to call our supporters and break into mile 2, that can be done provi ...
THE late burkinabe president Thomas sankara TRied to make burkinafaso self-reliant but he was killed by the west.
What's next in Sankara exhumation case? spoke to lawyer from 2006 UN case
Good Morning friends the day should start with a beautiful greetings good fellas tlholang sentle,Heita my fearless friend Thomas Sankara I salute you my campanero
We are inspired by the undying spirit of Thomas Sankara, long live EFF long live,
I liked a video Thomas Sankara , Revolution in Harlem ( 1/2 )
"Where is imperialism?" Look at your plate when you. These imported grains of rice,corn and millet _that is imperialism" Thomas Sankara
“The enemies of the people are those who keep them in ignorance.”. Thomas Sankara
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One few african leaders than inspire me...Thomas Sankara
Watching the Thomas Sankara doc The Upright Man again. Our leaders left blue prints. No excuses to not do better.
he should take off the beret. He turn ein body the Thomas Sankara of South Africa
The more I read posts by some Yoruba "nationalists" the more I see that their "activism" is born out hatred for either the "Gambaris" or the Igbos". In my mind this is wrong. Self-determination need not be fueled by hatred. This hatred has led them (the London and America-based Yoruba warriors) to distort facts, make dumb comparison, proffer brainless assertions, and make so much noise about it. Nationalist, from history, are concerned about their nation or communities, they dont just go about hating others. Thomas Sankara, Jomo Kenyatta, Obafemi Awolowo, Nelson Mandela, and José Martí did not display any form of hate against other people, but against systems. Your enemy is not the people of the other regions, it is THE SYSTEM!
What's next for theThomas case? spks to a lawyer re the family's push for justice
Remembering Thomas Sankara: 10 Things We Can all Learn from His Life - brownnana: On this day in 1987 armed...
I added a video to a playlist Thomas Sankara :The Upright Man
What would Idi Amin or Thomas Sankara do to Bokoharam?They would put on KHAKI and join the chase no bi meetings in AC
The Burkina Faso High Court said it lacked jurisdiction to rule on request to exhume body of Thomas
If Thomas Sankara/others knew dying to fight Apartheid would give us Nkandla, they wouldn't have done it
Commissar Thokozani H. Dladla genuine response to Gayton McKenzie's “Open Letter to Julius Malema”. "Julius Malema has been in the political arena for years and founded a political party 9 months back, it beats me what triggered your anxiety into thinking that now is the appropriate time for you to launch your political party’s manifesto with 14 days to the elections at the expense of Julius Malema and Economic Freedom Fighters." "A revolutionary is a person who participates in, or advocates revolution, that’s what Julius Malema is and that’s what Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara were, unlike the conservative person that you are. The term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor and that’s what EFF has done and still doing, which is why the upcoming elections are predicted to be the highly contested in the history of the young SA democracy. revolution is about an ideology not fashion statements. If you feel your mum and ...
Republic of Upper Volta was renamed 'Burkina Faso' (meaning' land of upright people') by late president Thomas Sankara on 4th August, 1984
Thomas Sankara's case : new denial of justice, mobilisation continues
Burkina Faso court refuses to rule on Thomas Sankara
Faso court says does not have jurisdiction to rule on request to exhume Thomas body...
MT Fighting for exhumation of Sankara’s body & justice on
Burkina Faso: We’ll continue to fight for exhumation of Sankara’s body, says activist’
'Africa's Che Guevara' Thomas Sankara's legacy lives on 27 yrs after his assassination
Will continue fighting for exhumation of Sankara’s body & justice for family, activist on htt…
"Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women" Thomas Sankara
"I can hear the roar of women's silence" Thomas Sankara
Thomas opposed Z empires & they killed him for it. Imperialism still unopposed in Africa except in
Today we were not only celebratin our mothers nd fathers etc who work(ed) hard as domestic workers nd garden boys under an extremely hot sun nd difficult conditions. Today we were not celebrating the workers who have done a lot in makin our lives easier nd making the economy of this country to ascend but the employers give them a hand to mouth wage while the employers take a big size of a pie. Today it was not only the Workers Day but we have also entered the African month. Hope people had a fantastic Workers Day and I also hope u have entered the african month on a high note by remembering our heroes in politics nd perfomance arts I'm talkin bout the heroes like Khadia Nin, Burundi, Salif Keita , Mali, Ishmael Lo, Senegal, Youssouf Dour, Senegal, Patric Lumumba, Congo, Nkwame Nkrumah , Ghana, Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso etc Let's celebrate our heroes nd our african music As Machel Samora used to say "Aluta Continua"
AAP precursor in Burkina Faso? Citizen Broom Movement honours Thomas Sankara and anti-Campaore
Documentary of Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso, with english translation... LESSON: Never trust any one in life...
Those who feeds you will impose their will on you: Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara Written by Carina RayView All Contributors Last Updated 12-12-2013 Thomas Sankara, (born December 21, 1949, Yako, Upper Volta [now Burkina Faso]—died October 15, 1987, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), military officer and proponent of Pan-Africanism who was installed as president of Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso) in 1983 after a military coup. He held that position until 1987, when he was killed during another coup. Sankara’s Roman Catholic parents wanted him to be a priest, but he opted for a military career instead. In 1970, at the age of 20, Sankara was sent for officer training in Madagascar, where he witnessed a popular uprising of students and workers that succeeded in toppling Madagascar’s government. Before returning to Upper Volta in 1972, Sankara attended a parachute academy in France, where he was further exposed to left-wing political ideologies. In 1974 he earned much public attention for his heroic performance in the border war with Mali, but years later he would renounce t ...
Where would Burkina Faso be today had Blaise Compaore not collaborated with the West and murdered Thomas Sankara?
Africa's greatest president ever, Thomas Sankara once said:"He who feeds you control you"Baron Mayer Amschel...
Thomas Sankara, former Burkina Faso president.. Before and after his rule...
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Thomas Sankara was a promising young African leader. I wonder what Burkina Faso/Africa would be like today if he was still alive...
Robert Mugabe represents the last of a dying breed.. A breed that brought us the likes of Thomas Sankara, Julius Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba, Stephen Bantu Biko, Robert Sobukwe, Amilcar Cabral, Chris Hani and many more.. Most of you will only realise 20years from now the depth of Mugabe's contribution to the survival and progression of Zimbabwe and Africa at large..
I thought Southern Mali was hot BUT Ouagadougou is officially the hottest place I have ever been. And happy to report that they have nothing on Freetown by way of development or natural beauty as Ouaga is land locked and very dry. I asked our taxi driver if there was a monument to Thomas Sankara and he chuckled (I knew there wouldn't be but thought it was the safest way to discuss politics) I told him that there is a newspaper in Sierra Leone that publishes Sankara's photo and quotes everyday. We both agreed that in the future Burkina would definitely have to pay homage to him.
Remember Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Dr. Love, Malcolm X, W.E. Dubois, Thomas Sankara, Samora MacHel, Eduardo Mondlane, Nyerere... Africa is the home of the great and we shall soon rise and be as one..
Job 8 verse 8 “Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors. 9 For we were born but yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow. 10 But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you the wisdom of old." Because ANC ıs the only party wıth Ancestors, the lıke's of Mandela, Harry Gwala, John Langalıbalele Dube, Walter Sısulu, Olıver Tambo, Chrıs Hanı, Allen Khuzwayo, JB Marks, Peter Mkaba, Barney Mulukwane, Moses Mabhıda, Moses Kotane, Govan Mbekı, Dorothy Nyembe, Lılıan Ngoyı and the lıst ıs endless, least but not last We also remembers the late Joshua Nkomo, Samora MacHel, Julıas nwalımu Nyerere, Thomas Sankara may theır spırıt be wıth the ANC durıng thıs dıffıcult tımes. 1x
THOMAS SANKARA LIVES. Yesterday I read a few articles about this great revolutionary, but I felt none had completely captured the events of his mighty brush with the winds of time. None was too magnanimous to do justice to the memory of this great Pan Africanist. This article therefore, uses events gleaned out of history, as its linch-pin, and as is the case with many historical narratives, none, not even this, is audacious enough to encapsulate all events. Mine is thus just a simple attempt at sacralising the memory of someone who I feel, sacrificed everything for the future of Africa. It actually disfigures to write that Thomas Sankara today lies dead in an unmarked grave in Burkina Faso, a country he once governed. Many great Africans have died before Sankara, many more overthrown through coups, others assassinated and even completely forgotten, maybe their ignominious years of service attracted such treatment, but to do to Sankara what Burkina Faso and Africa did to him leads me to only one conclusi . ...
There is nothing about Thomas Sankara in the A-level African nationalism history syllabus! What a traversity!
In Burkina Faso they had Thomas Sankara,Cuba had their Fidel Castro, Venezuela had Hugo Chavez, Zimbabwe had Robert Mugabe, China had their Mao Zedong and South Africa we have our own young vibrant Julius Malema.
Will attempt to address the three previous questions in a not so short summary that links to ‘Pacte Coloniale’. You cannot address any African issue without going into the following: 1. Politics (.1’Pacte Coloniale’ & France’s ‘scorched earth’ policy towards the colonies.2 removal of Pan Africanist leaders Toussaint Le Oveture of Haiti, Modibo Keita of Mali, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Patrice Lumumba of Congo, Sylvanus Olympio of Togo, Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria, Amilcar Cabral of Guinea-Bissau, Sekou Toure of Guinea,Leon M’ba of Gabon & a whole lot more) 2. Economics (.1 Europe’s reliance on Uranium in Mali, Togo, CAR, Niger to generate electricity .2 reliance on Congolese Uranium to build the atomic bombs, coltan into mobile phones…& a whole lot more) 3. Socio-culture (the assimilation of colonial citizens into French culture, education, ideals,etc. with the effect that it perpetuates Europe’s ideals on the African continent. Read Adichie’s Americanah, ...
[A youth mobilized is dangerous, a youth mobilized is a power which scares even atomic bombs. There are those who own atomic bombs, and who have problems with other nations who do not own the atomic bomb, but why don't they dare using it? Because they know very well, that in these people who they want to attack, they find a mobilized youth, a youth ready to die.] - Thomas Sankara, 14 May 1983.
Burkina Faso : who is afraid of Thomas Sankara's grave ? via
Anc ANC its rough African National Congress is doing very bad. They are doing very bad to extent that they now using media to fight Economic Freedom Fighters, which to me is the official oppostion. SABC is used as tool to provide information of limelight interest and interest in public but now SABC, radio and television, is not covering anything partining the EFF. It is indeed true that SABC is run from Lithuli House. Eff is pro Thomas Sankara's approach of democracy. This means self reliance, self pride and this approach upholds leadership positions for women. Next wednesday, we are going to see full inkandlagate report. What can you say if can put it to you that president Jacob Zuma is no longer appropriate president for Republic Of South Africa? EFF IS THE RIGHT PARTY TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR.
Being a youth is not an excuse able excuse! "... at 28 a young African named Thomas Sankara saw evil in his home country and struck..at 32 a young army Col named Yakubu Gowon held sway in Nigeria as head of State...In 1999 a young Calabar boy named Donald Duke became the governor of Cross River State..even in your home State of Abia, Orji Kalu became governor at 38..."- Reagan Ufomba.
Good morning Africa, do not cry ma land, i know uve been hiding far from the eyes of your own children becouse u are afraid to tell them how you gave yourself up into the hands of foreign intruders My dear land, you gaveup all your belongings in the name of freedom, you are a blessed nation with fertile soil and powerful minerals yet you have nothing to show. Rejoice oh my land for you have given birth to a young lion, the son of the soil, an African hope, the one born with your true Identity. SELLO Julius Malema, his fellow brothers and sesters shall denay him his justice, they shall call him names, and take everything he have, kill who-ever support his ideology, but little do they know is their owm blood they suck in. His excistance is governed by the undying spirits of Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Petter Mokaba, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Thomas Sankara, Samora Mashele etc. Africa thanks for taking a step that will forever be cherished by ur grand children. Thanks for saying enough is enough. Thanks f . ...
What a labyrinth? Black history month supposed to be and should be about history, not entertainors, inventors or literature, strippers. It should be about maroons, Kemet known as Africa Emperor Haile Selassie I, Jah Ras Tafari, Thomas Sankara, Samora MacHel, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Patrice Lumumba, Joe Slovo, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Biko, Johnson MLmbo, Lybia, ... Haiti, the Native Tainos, Arawaks, the Maroons, Anacaona, Bookman, Markandal, Toussaint Louveture, Above all JeanJacques Dessalines! ( women: Queen or chief as highest Caciques, Marie-Jeanne Lamartiere, Victoria Montou known as Dessalines' s aunt, Suzanne Belair know as Sanite Belair, Marie-Claire Heureuse Felicite Bonheur, she was Dessalines's wife and stood up him and to some his policies, Catherine Flon was Jean-Jacques Dessalines goddaughter and served as a nurse during Haitian revolution. ...) Francois Capois, Henry Christophe then Simon Bolivar, Jose Matyr dead as Haitian, Cuba, Che Guevera, Nate Turner, John Brown, Shields Green, john Copela . ...
In all the history of the world Jesus emerges as the only expected person, no one was looking for such a person as Steve Biko or Chris Hani or Shaka Zulu or Thomas Sankara to appear at the time and place that they did appear, no other person has had his work layout for him centuries before he was born but the coming of the Messiah has been predicted for centuries and we should use that in witness "He is the only expected person". But He is not only the expected person he is the context of everything!
*SHAME ON YOU AFRICANS, I SAY SHAME ON YOU* Bob Marley once said 'a black man is never recognised in his country of birth', Bantu Biko said 'black man you are on your own', president Muamar Gaddafi dreamed of ' united state of Afrika'. Comrades and friends, compatriots and fellow Africans. Allow me to full-fill my wish by not clebrating 'valentine's day'. Africans we are the copy-cats of America and Britain, allow me to say if America tell us to jump, we jump without any question. Compatriots Valentine's didn't die in Africa thus we don't owe Valentine's anything. All of us we don't forget February, we regard this month as 'love month'. Ironically 90% of us in here don't know the date Sefako M Makgatho, Charlotte Maxeke, Reginald Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Julius Nyerere, Thomas Sankara, Martin Hani and Rolihlahla N Mandela died. Shame on you Africa, if we tends to keep blind eye on our own history, who do we expect to use binocullars on it??? Indeed we have failed the heroes and heroines who sacrificed it all ...
Pass de message so dat we can embarass de western imperalist n colonialist for assassination of our beloved african leaders(Thomas Sankara,Samura Matchell,Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Chris Hani n many more.) using de media (BBC n NYT) along wit CIA. Together we can fight this corrupt system, boycott de media,dnt belive wat u hear, see or read by de media,60% its lies.
There is one thing that I like about Boko is his intellect and class political consciousness. Ke mo tshwantshanya le Kwame Nkrumah, Hugo Chavez, Thomas Sankara. The problem he is ahead of Batswana coz Batswana are still trapped in the Iron Age politics, ene he is in the Information Age Politics. "Any party that's is pro-privatisation is an enemy of the workers" by Boko. Its very very true. Any political party that supports privatisation is our number 1 enemy.
The Effect of Thomas Sankara on EFF! By REBECCA DAVIS. Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters have invoked the legacy of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara as a model of governance they apparently wish to emulate. And indeed, Sankara remains one of the least-remembered, but most creative and principled, of post-independence African leaders. Malema and his fighters might particularly like to remember Sankara’s commitment to an austere personal lifestyle, and the total emancipation of women. My local bookshop doesn’t stock any biographies of Thomas Sankara. By one measure, this isn’t surprising. Sankara’s name is rarely heard when the giants of the African post-independence movement are mentioned: Nkrumah, Nyerere, Lumumba. Possibly this has to do with the shortness of his rule over Burkina Faso: just four years, between 1983 and 1987. Possibly it has to do with the extent to which he alienated Western powers through his insistence on his country’s autonomy. Possibly it has to do wi ...
oooh Lord thank you for the Likes of Thomas Sankara, thats why we have credible realest leaders like Julius Malema. if you want to see what motivated the Greatest Malema, follow Thomas Sankaras Life and you will understand...
“Our White House is in Black Harlem” Thomas Sankara speaking in Harlem (October 3, 1984)
Dear Ladies I am pleading with you to PLEASE stop this undignified behaviour of confronting other women about men! If a man is cheating on u, deal with him. No gun was pointed to his head to have an affair with that woman. And if a man wants to cheat on you he WILL do it no matter how many women you confront and how much of a fit you throw. Men cheat on the best of women. Some of us think we are happening, but we were cheated on with women who don't know who Thomas Sankara is. We have been cheated on with women who can barely construct reasonable sentences, while all along we thought our boyfriends loved us because we challenged them on a thinking level. Nothing will stop a man from cheating if he really wants to. You can do the best monkey tricks in bed or be as loyal as a puppy, he'll cheat if he wants to. You can't save a relationship on your own, and can't coerce, beg or blackmail him to work on it if he doesn't want to. So spare yourself the unnecessary admin of calling us or playing detective, or at ...
Watch out for my rare and exclusive reggae-gigs here in Tromsø this year: "Hail The Woman - Tribute to Rosa Parks" in March; "In Memory of The Prophet Bob Marley" in May; "My African Spirit - Tribute to Thomas Sankara" in October.
Thomas Sankara too was assassinated. .He was great
Thomas Sankara did not dictate to people or force them to work. He told them about the mechanisms of getting loans…He said that they could relax at home and ask him to borrow money from the neo-colonialists, but that they would have to bear in mind that they and their children would have to pay back the loans with interests. Consequently, his government would find it difficult to provide universal education and health care because he would have to spend a greater chunk of the meagre tax revenues in servicing the debt. They could also beg for aid but then they would remain beggars forever. The people got the message and were motivated into working harder.
are living in exciting times, throughout History women have been making incredible progress in the world of politics, business, socially, socio-economy and socio-political. This progress did not come easy, it didn't land on our laps. Women movements, gender equality movements and feminist movements across the World put a lot of pressure on the powers that be for change and equality. Yet even with this progress, there is still a lot of work to be done especially here in my Continent. So what do we have? We have 54 Countries, well actually its 54 Countries represented in AU but technically Africa has 56 Countries or is it 57...a debate for another day :-). For now let me work with 54 Countries, we have 2 sitting Female Presidents out 54, with 1 newly elected interim President in Central Africa Republic Catherine Samba-Panza (She has a big task ahead of her, I'm sending her strength and Love). We also have our very own Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as AU Chairperson. As far as numbers go in Cabinets Rwanda and Sou ...
Greatest man to ever walk the African continent. Did a lot for his country Burkina Faso more than any other leader of an African country.
AMAZING STORIES ABOUT THOMAS SANKARA!!! He sold off the government fleet of Mercedes cars and made the Renault 5...
you can kill a man but you can never kill his ideas, Thomas sankara told us this, you recalled many brothers and sisters.
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BY MICHAEL ODIGBE CAPTAIN Thomas Sankara rose to power in Upper Volta (now called Burkina Faso) as military President totally devoted to improving the lives of the common man. Unfortunately, he was assassinated in the morning of his career by enemies of the state. A case of a crocodile eating its eg...
I Azania.Thats were i come from... From the great Mountains,im an Azanian bean the great Azanian elephent.The decendent of Azanian leaders.Like Robert Smangaliso Sobukwe,Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,Steven Bantu Biko,Julius Nyerere,Robert Bob Mugabe,Marcus Garvey and the king Kenyata who Kenya was named after him im the son of the soil Im the Aznanian warrior..from Great Economists and the revolutionary Fighters like Muhamma Ummar Ghaddafi,Yasser Arafat,Osama the son of Ladin,Thomas Sankara.Lastly The youngest prominent Azaian leader nd the Presaident in waiting Julius Sello Malema.Asijiki.Azania shall prevail.
. Thomas Sankara too was assassinated. .He was great
Another great leader who led & lived by example , in turn died with nothing was betrayed by his most trusted black comrades, Thomas Sankara
They have moved from classical liberalism to mordern liberalism of which all this forms of liberalism affect us and compromise what the struggle that leaders like abo Chris, Sobukwe, Biko and Cetshwayo stood forthe EFF we are here to ensure that the struggle continues. Were inspire by Thomas Sankara on how to take on the struggle for economic struggle as the EFF were oppose to liberalism and neo liberal policies which make SA not to B totaly indipendent as EFF were to instill the independent of SA from land and economy issue!Vote EFF a true cartalist for changefreedom Now!!
Where's Thomas Sankara when you need him? I could do with his words of wisdom.
Check out Mulele Matondo Afrika live at SOAS- Thomas Sankara! You will see this and much much more this Friday at...
Thomas Sankara the revolutionary marxist, and Pan Africanist...the capitalists stole him from mother Africa too soon
"if you want proof of neocolonialism in Africa, look at the food on your plates. Africa imports food from Europe." - Thomas Sankara
"Political power without economic freedom means. your coloniser still feeds you...He who feeds you. controls you." - Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara. An African leader with a message for Europe.
People don't know Thomas Sankara koraa oo.
that's not me in my avi wae. It's Thomas Sankara, former military leader of Burkina Faso
This guy murdered the previous president Thomas Sankara and much of his cabinet in cold blood in a gun battle.
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