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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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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
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
AFRICA DEFINE YOURSELF: WITHOUT SOME MAD PAN AFRICAN REVOLUTION AFRICA WILL ALWAYS BE ECONOMICALLY RAPED AND REMAIN THE VICTIM OF SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICAN RESOURCES. By Senzo Scholar We need more young lioness and lions who are mad enough to drum up and galvanize radical pan African revolution of rebelling against the African typical response to radical and aggressive scramble for African resources through neo-colonialism and neo-imperialism. The kind of madness required is the one defined by our pan African Revolutionary leader, the late president Thomas Sankara, when he said: “You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case, it comes from nonconformity, 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 In my case I have joined the madness, indeed I am one of th ...
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
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 ...
This is my written story of comradeship, one which is summarised by late Dr John Garang's quote, 'stabbed the movement on the back'. Perhaps this is with slight comparison to what is currently occurring in South Sudan. You are free to interpret it in any way you want to. Blaise Compaoré is the serving president of Burkina Faso (Land of Upright Man). His position didn't come about with honesty, a ploliti(ri)cs comprising of dignity and fairness (theoretical democracy, because is democracy ever a practiced system, even in the deemed epitome of democracy, our 'beloved' and 'hailed' West?). Compaoré was a comrade of Thomas Sankara, first president of Burkina Faso, the 'African Che Guevera', Thomas Sankara. A Marxist and military president, Sankara, had a revolutionary plan extending beyond the borders of The Land of the Upright Men. He reiterated the importance of self-reliance and self-sustainability. Sankara also included women in the movement, famously stating that 'women hold up the other half of the sk ...
"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
"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.
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...
"“While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas” Thomas Sankara"
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
"I hear the roar of women’s silence, I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt". ~ Thomas Sankara. …
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 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...
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)
While Revolutionaries as Individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas. Thomas SANKARA. President of Burkina Faso. (1983 - 1987)
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 are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity." Thomas Sankara"
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
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 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
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...
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, ...
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[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 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.
Thomas Sankara, former leader of Burkina Faso, was the apparent opposite of everything we are often told that success should look like. Mansions? Cars? Who? What? Get out of here. As Prime Minister and later as President, Sankara rode a bicycle to work before he upgraded, at his Cabinet’s insistence, to a Renault 5 – one of the cheapest cars available in Burkina Faso at the time. He lived in a small brick house and wore only cotton that was produced, weaved and sewn in Burkina Faso. Going by his lifestyle, Sankara was the antithesis of success, but it is this very distinction that enabled him to become the most successful president Africa has ever seen, in terms of what he accomplished for and with his people. Sankara would not have chopped P-Square’s money given twice a chance – in fact, he might have sat him down and taught him a thing or two about the creeping menace of pop culture patriarchy – because Thomas Sankara, “The Upright Man”, was a feminist. In this and many other ways, Sankara ...
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...
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 Sanka...
you can kill a man but you can never kill his ideas, Thomas sankara told us this, you recalled many brothers and sisters.
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.
Whoeva that will move d country forward A selfless leader, a Thomas Sankara. RIP.
not dom maar mad. Check Thomas Sankara and "madness". Aime cesair says: 1+1 =5! Its black logic bru it doesn make sense! :-)
A great tree & the rot that felled him yet enthroned "The Upright Man: The Thomas Sankara Documentary
Blaise Compaore killed Thomas Sankara to become president of
You should read up on President Thomas Sankara
The west don't want Africa to progress. The few good leaders we've had we're all kill. Fabrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara etc.
Real leaders in Africa are Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba and Gaddaffi the rest are gready ***
Thomas Sankara a leader amongst great leaders was all about making afrika great as it was in the past, before...
Disceting the times and life of Thomas Sankara, as well as his legacy with
Thomas Sankara ws by Far Africa's most visionary leader; far visionary than Madiba,Nkrumah or any Leader Africa has ever Seen or Had!!
It's a god damned shame we don't hear more about Thomas Sankara in the media today. He was arguably the finest...
Burkina court rules 5March on slain leader Thomas Sankara's family request to exhume his remains for forensicc analysis.
"You cannot kill ideas. Ideas do not die.”. —Thomas Sankara
Patrice Lumumba, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Garvey, Thomas Sankara, Malcom X, Frederick Douglas… Because of them we can
Thomas Sankara- Burkina Faso His foreign policies were centered on anti-imperialism, with his government eschewing all foreign aid, pushing for odious debt reduction, nationalizing all land and mineral wealth, and averting the power and influence of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. His domestic policies were focused on preventing famine with agrarian self-sufficiency and land reform, prioritizing education with a nation-wide literacy campaign, and promoting public health by vaccinating 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever and measles. Other components of his national agenda included planting over ten million trees to halt the growing desertification of the Sahel, doubling wheat production by redistributing land from feudal landlords to peasants, suspending rural poll taxes and domestic rents, and establishing an ambitious road and rail construction program to "tie the nation together". On the localized level Sankara also called on every village to build a medical disp ...
This is Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Che Guevara and Thomas Sankara... And another Cubian Communist next to Fidel Castro
Thomas Sankara did, Lee Kwan yeu did same, David Ben gurion is also in the list-we can do so. Let's start by thinking positive
Muammar Gaddafi, Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara.”unsung heroes of africa
to all the people who fought for freedom, Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Thomas Sankara, Nkwame Nkrumor, Steve Biko
Thomas Sankara: "The French revolution taught us the rights of man"
There will never be a Malcolm X, Steve Biko, Garvey, Thomas Sankara or Kwame Nkrumah etc day or worldwide remembrance.
True communist are being killed, Che Guevara, Thomas Sankara, Chris Hani, Patric Lumumba. I salute all true communists. I wish SACP would be radical as it used to be within the allaince.
Zeph Mothopeng, Thomas Sankara and Sabelo Phama true revolutionary from the beggining to the end.
Sons of the African Soil who are no more: Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba & Julius Nyerere
and Assata Shakur, bell hooks, Thomas Sankara, Huey P. Newton, and Fred Hampton are HEROES.
Thomas Sankara, Bantu Steve Biko, and R Mangaliso Sobukwe. they departed eirly. Africa needs them more than before
In the vein of the fallen hero Thomas Sankara, A24 Media brings you ‘The Three Widows’; a rare photograph from our archives taken in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 November 1975. It pictures Mrs Pamela Mboya, Mrs Coretta Scott King and Mrs Terry Kariuki. Mohamed Amin captured the unique encounter of solidarity between these women, all of whom lost their husbands to political assassinations... They are of course the wives of Tom Mboya, Martin Luther King Jr and J.M. Kariuki who were killed in 1969, 1968 and 1975 respectively.
It reminds me of Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso who used a Bycicle to move around
we are willing to lose friends and be unpopulor, we are not apologetic about our views and thy are clearly in formed. u can chose to unfriend us or hate us we dnt care ''we had kings like Moshoeshoe, Sekhukhune who fought against white encroachment and other leaders who waged anti-slavery, anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist wars long before Mandela was born such as Tousaint Louverture of Haiti, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Marcus Garvey, WEB Du Bois, Thomas Sankara, Nkwame Ntruma and the founders of the ANC and asked them why we should ignore all these leaders and focus on this one man. why we should ignore other great South African leaders like Anton Lembede, Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng, Jafta Masemola (who spent 9 years in solitary confinement on Robbben Island and spent 29 years in the same Robben Island), Onkgopotse Tiro and Steve Biko and choose only this one man'' ''Mandela did not start negotiating with representatives of the Apartheid government in 1985 as some people seem to think. He was release ...
Am thinking of Kwame Nkruma, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba amongst a few. drawing parallels between them. and i cast my eyes to a future not tooo far. Africa is where it all began
Madiba once said that the first thing he would do after reaching heaven's gates would be to look for the first ANC office and sign up as a member. That is indeed what he has done. He now rests in the company of his comrades Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Oliver and Adelaide Tambo, Walter and Albertina Sisulu, Dullah Omar, Kader Asmal, Albert Luthuli, Joe Slovo, Steve Biko, John Dube, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Ahmed Ben Bella, Ruth First, Bram Fischer, Beyers Naude, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Amilcar Cabral, Agostinho Neto, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah, Louis Rwagasore, Eriya Kategaya, Samora MacHel, and John Garang. He was recieved by the young lions Fred Rwigyema, Noble Mayombo, Chris Hani and Thomas Sankara and today he no doubt spent the day with John Garang to reflect on the grave situation that seems to be unfolding in Juba.
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Long live the revolutionary spirit of martyr Thomas Sankara and the anti imperialist unity of the African people!
Did you name your son after Thomas Sankara former president of Burkina Faso?
The ugly truth about the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) The EFF are the latest addition the South African political landscape, this political party has attracted great deal of media attention given the fact that its leader is Julius Malema The EFF has been founded by a bunch of pseudo ultra leftists Pan-Africanists whose sole intention is to accumulate as much wealth as possible, Julius Malema is no Thomas Sankara, he is South Africa’s equivalent of Mabuto Sisiseko or Robert Mugabe. Any attempt to compare him to Thomas Sankara is an insult to the memory of Africa’s own Che Guevara. The EFF’s message of racial polarisation will further widen the racial divide in the country, white people are not the enemy, the enemy is poverty and all the conditions that give rise to poverty, black people need to assemble under the banner of the ANC in order to defeat their enemy which is poverty The following things will happen in SA if people vote for the EFF • The economy will collapse • The collapse of the e ...
SANKARA: This man is to me the epitomy of Afrikan nationalism: Forget the labels they have assigned to him and look at his ideas & policies. He inspires confidence, the kind the whole of Africa could use. He was working towards a future where the Africans will get off the foreign aid & be self-reliant & self-sufficient. That, to me, is a much greater legacy than reconciliation and forgiveness. This right here is an example the Africa needs.
Let there be an end to the arrogance of the big powers who miss no opportunity to put the rights of the people in question.-Thomas Sankara
No democracy unless power in all its forms –economic, military, political, social & cultural – is in the hands of the people-Thomas Sankara
Democracy means using full potential of the people. Ballot box & an electoral system do not prove the existence of democracy -Thomas Sankara
“It’s not up to us to betray, it’s up to them to betray" -Thomas Sankara | Months later, he was betrayed by his best friend.
this sounds similar to Thomas sankara
Chale, chale, chale, I miss out. Always thought highly of him, as we'll as people like Thomas Sankara. Pragmatism, self-reliance.
and Thomas Sankara, if you count him as post-colonial
Not how long but how well Mandela. 5 years in office 33 years: Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Angola. Leader of the party which won independence from Portugal in 1975, Dos Santos has been in power since September 20, 1979. 32 years: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe. The only remaining African leader to have been continuously in power since his country's independence, Mugabe became prime minister in April 1980 and president in 1987. 26 years: Yoweri Museveni, Uganda. Came to power in January 1986 after winning the war which ousted the brutal regime of Idi Amin Dada, with help from neighbouring Tanzania. 26 years: King Mswati III, Swaziland. Acceded to the throne of the tiny southern African kingdom in April 1986, four years after the death of his father. 25 years: Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso. Came to power in October 1987, after a coup which ousted his former comrade in arms, Thomas Sankara. 23 years: Omar al-Beshir, Sudan. Has ruled since he seized power in a coup in June 1989. 21 years: Idriss Deby Itno, Chad. Emer . ...
It was nice to see Dr. Kenneth Kaunda running to the podium. It says a lot about his diet, for those who don't know, he's vegetarian! But the outstanding remark for me was when he told Cyril Ramaphosa: this young man is trying to stop the old man who fought the boers and his persistence of using the word at every instance. Had they given him enough time, you would've seen his tears. Great leaders of our times. Not forgetting Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Thomas Sankara, Kwame Nkurumah, Mwalimu Nyerere, Bantu Biko, Brendan Simbwaye, Robert Mugabe, Sam Nujoma, Toivo ya Toivo, Andrew Mhlangeni, Chris Hani, Mama Winnie, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King jr., Govan Mbeki. Be reminded they did theirs, power now is within me and you. What can we use this power for? Find the answer to that question within yourself. God bless Africa.
Photo: tribalimmunity: One of my favorites, the Thomas Sankara tee still available at...
He believed in peace just as Ghandi did, he conducted himself as ordinary person just like president Thomas Sankara did.
When I found out about Thomas Sankara, it put so many things into context. My country & how I want to live and be.
25th Anniversary Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Thomas Sankara Saturday, October 20th, 2012, the Revival of Panafricanism Forum organizes a ...
Marcus Mosiah Garvey..Malcolm X..Martin Luther King..Thomas Sankara..Mandela men await to welcome you home Mandela
reminds me of Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara in 80s. Swapped govt limos for Renault 5s! (then got killed by French govt)
The spirit of shall forever illuminates our heart. His passing evokes remembrance of heroes of Thomas Sankara's ilk. True Afrikans!
This homage by French to Madiba won't make us forget the leaders they have murdered in cold blood especially Thomas Sankara
No wonder this world is in such a mess, people like good speakers instead of action junkies & revolutionaries like Thomas Sankara.
but she set a great precedence. How about cutting her salary. She is indeed a living Thomas Sankara.
If you don't know who Thomas Sankara is, please take some time to know his story
Shout out to Malcolm X , Stokey Carmichael, Huey Newton, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba.. and all other...
lol and now im watching a speech by Thomas Sankara lol
26 Years ago, Thomas Sankara was assassinated. Circumstances yet to be clarified ... (...)
3rd October 1984 visit by Thomas Sankara in Harlem,how many African Presidents dare speak up like this?: via
Thomas Sankara: the Upright Man: "Our country produces enough to feed ourselves,we can even produce more."
A morning of footie disappointment and then a documentary on Thomas Sankara online
its on the cards. EFF is inspired by Thomas Sankara!
Thomas Sankara was feared by France as French colonialism saw him as a threat for promoting self-reliance,what did Mitterand do to Sankara?
This man Thomas Sankara! When asked why he didn't want his portrait hung in public places, as was the norm for other African leaders, Sankara replied "There are seven million Thomas Sankaras!
I think Mandela is not the great hero that we always want to believe he is. True, he stepped down at the right time and so did Nyerere, Mkapa and other leaders when time came, He is a darling of the West, just like Gandhi, Martin Luther King and other pacifists who will not rock the Western boat. In this Western created scenario, heroes such as Patrice Lumumba, Malcom X are nonexistent and are erased from memory and history. We are taught and indoctrinated into worshiping the ‘heroes’ chosen by the Western hegemony while it becomes almost taboo to criticize them. Only people who succumb to the pressure and bow to the white man become heroes. Otherwise, why don’t we have Malcolm X day in the US. We have been indoctrinated into Martin Luther King’s speeches but non from Malcolm X , who does not exist in our history books. Where is Samora MacHel, Thomas Sankara et al?
Marxist revolutionary, Pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso.Thomas Sankara htt…
Fidel Castro and Thomas Sankara Visit School in Burkina Faso and take picture with the kids
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The and go together. Women hold up the other of the ~ Thomas Sankara
Nelson Mandela, Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara. Africa's beloved sons. The shining lights of our motherland.
Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary leader of the West African nation Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, was killed in the belief that it could extinguish the example he set for African youth and progressive forces across the continent. This idea could not have been more wrong.
"Revolutionaries can be murdered, but ideas cannot be killed" - Thomas Sankara
Unfortunately Thomas Sankara was killed too young. Africa has had great visionaries and leaders: does and will have more.
Are there any scholars who've worked on Thomas Sankara's life that are based in Nairobi or will be in Nairobi this December? If so, kindly hit me up on inbox. We're organizing a do to commemorate the date of his birth -December 21- and need to consult on something. Asante
Thomas Sankara As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of time. This new film should go a long way towards explaining why, though largely forgotten in this country, Sankara is still venerated on his own continent as the ‘African Che,’ a legendary martyr like Patrice Lumumba or Amilcar Cabral. The film recovers for the present a detailed history of Sankara’s brief four-year rule and his revolutionary program for African self-reliance as a defiant alternative to the neo-liberal development strategies imposed on Africa by the West, both then and today. Sankara, a charismatic army captain, came to power in Burkina Faso, in 1983, in a popularly supported coup. He immediately launched the most ambitious program for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent. To symbolize this rebirth, he even renamed his country from the French colonial Upper Volta to B ...
If Mandela was a real revolutionary he would have ended up like the likes of Gaddafi, Thomas Sankara and Patrice Lumumba. Mandela agreed to a bad deal in SA. The result is inequality, high crime rates, high unemployment and HIV/AIDS. We don't have leaders in Africa just Western puppets.
Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Amilcar Cabral the true African HEROES. Three of my best, then Nelson Mandela,...
What the everly charismatic Thomas Sankara did to change the situation of the average Burkinabe is without question. But for close to 27 years, what has Blaise Compaore done to seriously change the face of Burkina Faso and touch the lives of the poor in that country? Read about the man (Compaore), he's done nothing of note (maybe except changing the constitution to suit himself and being a stooge. Lol). African leaders sha!
Mandela is a hero created by the west. Kenyans, celebrate him blindly this 50th. Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, TJ Mboy…
President Thomas Sankara said "If we do not pay the capital lenders we will not die, if we pay we will die. We cannot pay, and we don't want to pay" from 1983-1987 President of Burkina Faso
Obama was the forefront of assisination of Muammour Gaddafi, Clinton killed Osama Binladen, Belgium and western forces killed Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara and many others. So indeed Obama deserve the booing,instead of booing ur own president I mean what has he done for Kenyans? Pity SA are in majority hypocritical. We bo our own president and cheer a foreigner we look like fools indeed...Sigila
Interview from swedish television of Thomas Sankara (1949-1987), then-president of Burkina Faso. He was the leader of that countrys revolution from 1983 unti...
Israel, America, Britain and Kenya supported Apartheid. Fidel Castro, Robert Mugabe, Dr. Appolo Milton Obote, Muammar Ghadaffi, Julius Nyerere, Samora MacHel and Thomas Sankara are the real anti-Apartheid heroes. These are the people who stood with Nelson Mandela when the all world looked away. By Oduor Ong’wen The outpouring of tributes for Nelson Mandela is befitting. But it is also largely hypocritical. Many of the official tributes to Madiba, such as the one from British Prime Minister David Cameron and our own Daniel arap Moi, have emphasized that his ability to forgive and his apparent rejection of bitterness is part of what made him an extraordinary human being. What we do not appreciate is that his capacity for forgiveness toward the rulers of apartheid mattered only because he and fellow militants organized opposition to it, took up arms against it and overthrew it. If they hadn’t – if Madiba’s notable achievement was forgiveness [just turning the other cheek] – he would simply have bee ...
Godfrey Opulence Carry wrote: Until we own media production that will not be bias to murderes and potray them as good leaders, we will never change the mindset of our people. We must tell Africans the truth(that Bush,Blair n Obama are pure imperialist, their objective is to exploit our minerals and people). Until we found visionry leaders who will complete the struggle of Marcus Garvey,Thomas Sankara and Robert Gabriel Mugabe, leaders who will advocate for seats in the UN SC seats that will come with Veto Power.leaders who will stop the violation of Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. My African people, its high time that we begin to write books that will reveal our pure history.
Fidel Castro,JFK,Che Guevera,Thomas Sankara,Gandhi,Walter Sisulu and O.R Tambo are happy to be joined by the Commander-in-Chief Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela..
_NP Leaders ~ Damian Marley, Stephen Marley and Nasir Jones see you Anton Lembede, Steve Biko, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Amilcar Cabral, Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Che Guevara, Bob Marley. this is a list of some of the Black Leaders who were killed by the system, while they were still young. we shall search for their spirits, in our quest for the struggle of the Total Liberation and Economic Freedom of Black People. Aluta Continua.
Spot the odd one out! Thomas Sankara, Che Guevara, Steve Biko, Mahatma Ghandi, Zachy Achmat, Nelson Mandela... Jacob Zuma. How did you do?
Few young Africans have ever heard of Thomas Sankara. In reality, it is not the assassination of Thomas Sankara...
Thomas Sankara great African leader killed by treason:.
WESTERN DEGREES: I notice that none of Africa's greatest men has/had a degree from Europe/North America. That gets me asking where do those fellows go and what are they doing? Look at Nelson Mandela, China Achebe, Aliko Dangote, George Weah, Lucky Dube, Patrice Lumumba, Ngugi Wa Thiongo, Haile Gebresalassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Thomas Sankara add
Mandela did so and was labelled a terrorist. Thomas Sankara did it and he was killed. Lumumba did so too and was killed.
president never accounted for the murder of his friend and predecessor Thomas in 1987 Tnx 1/2
We forget Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba nd more because they died too early, study what they died fighting for
"A soldier without political or ideological education is a potential criminal" - President Thomas Sankara
Former Heads of State I look up to: Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Thomas Sankara.
Such an inspirational people Che Guevara, Julius Nyerere, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, Nkwame Nkrumor, Chris Hani and Nelson Mandela
On mine Here is one of the Hero European is not telling or teaching us about true Hero of my time, not in the 16 or 17 century yes in my time some where in 1960, there is many of us out there who are on the media bliss about Mr. Mandela don't know who Patrice Lumumba is and the role he played in Afrika but everybody knows about Mandela civil right struggle that benefit the powers to be, well my Heroes Are Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Patrice Lumumba, Toussant, Desselien, Boukman, Kwamr Nkrumah, Samora MacHel, Thomas Sankara, Steve Biko, just to name a few, and my Living Heroes today is Robert Mugabe and the Afrikans who are out there Struggling consciously determine and dedicated to the cause of Unity and self determination, stop been blindfolded with the vale of ignorance that we are been fed for the sake of White Supremacy.
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