African American History Culture : Thomas Sankara:The Upright Man

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Synopsis: Thomas Sankara rose to power in a popularly supported coup in 1983 and renamed his country to Burkina Faso, "Land of Upright Men" and launched the most ambitious program for social and economic change ever attempted in Africa.





^^^^This is a the reasons we should have no mercy and love for the traitors, betrayed by his best friend smh....
 

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Who Really Killed Thomas Sankara?
Carina Ray
2008-01-15, Issue 336
http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/45420


As the Charles Taylor trial continues, African historian Carina Ray looks at the possibility that Taylor was complicit in Sankara's assassination.

In January 2008, after much delay, the trial of former Liberian president, Charles Ghankay Taylor, is scheduled to begin at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Taylor faces an 11-count indictment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other violations of international humanitarian law. These charges stem from his involvement in the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone’s armed conflict dating back to 1996, and more specifically his support of the main rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), headed by Foday Sankoh. The brutality of the war and its direct toll on the civilian population are most visible today in the thousands of amputees throughout Sierra Leone whose limbs were hacked off in a bid to stifle civilian resistance through fear. While Taylor’s path of destruction arguably came to its apex during the war in Sierra Leone, his history prior to that also deserves our scrutiny since we know his much longer record of wanton destabilization in West Africa is precisely what allowed him to wield so much power within the RUF.

In particular, Taylor’s return to West Africa from the United States in 1985 and the events that followed deserve our attention.......
 

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Thomas Sankara:The Upright Man




Great post brother Seneb, and I sincerely thank Sister Amnat77 for sharing this information with me several weeks ago in member to member chat...I was excited then as now...Peace In my brother friend, and thanks for the visual aides.

 

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Who Really Killed Thomas Sankara?
Carina Ray
2008-01-15, Issue 336
http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/45420


As the Charles Taylor trial continues, African historian Carina Ray looks at the possibility that Taylor was complicit in Sankara's assassination.

In January 2008, after much delay, the trial of former Liberian president, Charles Ghankay Taylor, is scheduled to begin at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Taylor faces an 11-count indictment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other violations of international humanitarian law. These charges stem from his involvement in the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone’s armed conflict dating back to 1996, and more specifically his support of the main rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), headed by Foday Sankoh. The brutality of the war and its direct toll on the civilian population are most visible today in the thousands of amputees throughout Sierra Leone whose limbs were hacked off in a bid to stifle civilian resistance through fear. While Taylor’s path of destruction arguably came to its apex during the war in Sierra Leone, his history prior to that also deserves our scrutiny since we know his much longer record of wanton destabilization in West Africa is precisely what allowed him to wield so much power within the RUF.

In particular, Taylor’s return to West Africa from the United States in 1985 and the events that followed deserve our attention.......

Interesting. Whoever shot the fire Compaoré or Taylor,the french government is behind that assassination. Sankara was a threat for french imperialism in africa. As usual they use traitors like Houphet Boigny and Compaore. Compaoré just got reelected with 80%....Of course nobody is talking about that but they are telling us that Gbagbo is a dictator.
 

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