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Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come Of Age

Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come Of Age

AFRICANGLOBE – In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Thomas Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Thomas Sankara’s ghost may be coming back to return the favour. 30 years ago, on 4 August, 1984, the former French colony of the Upper Volta was re-baptised as ‘Burkina Faso’ amidst a revolutionary process that proved to be one of the most inspiring, yet ultimately tragic, episodes of modern African history.

Two Years After Marikana Massacre, A Challenge To South Africa’s ANC

AFRICANGLOBE – The killing of 34 miners by South African police drew attention to the cozy relationship between big business and the ruling ANC. Some South Africans feel betrayed by the party that led the fight against apartheid.

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Marikana Dead Remembered At Two-Year Commemoration

AFRICANGLOBE – “We thought that democracy would bring us so much more. How wrong we were.” The second anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, near Rustenburg, South Africa was commemorated on Saturday at the koppie where miners were slaughtered.

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Libya: Edging Towards The Precipice

AFRICANGLOBE – The security and humanitarian situation in Libya last week took a nose dive as fighting between rival militias almost shut down the country, obliging thousands of foreigners to leave. With diplomatic missions having shut down, their staff and UN personnel evacuated, Libyans have virtually been abandoned to themselves.

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Egypt Claims It Has A New ‘Vision’ For Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

AFRICANGLOBE – Egypt’s Irrigation Minister Hossam El-Moghazi told privately owned Mehwar channel that Egypt has a new “vision” regarding Ethiopia’s planned Grand Renaissance Dam ahead of another round of talks in the Sudanese capital.

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President Mugabe Urges Southern Africa To Reduce Dependence On Aid

AFRICANGLOBE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land. President Mugabe was speaking at the opening of a two-day summit of the 15-member Southern African Development Community in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls tourist resort.

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Our Maps Are Lying. Here’s How Big Africa Really Is

AFRICANGLOBE – Ever had a friend who mistook Africa for a country instead of a continent? I had one of those and she was adamant that there were only six continents in the world, because Africa was a country.

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We Will Teach The ANC How To Take Care Of The Poor – Malema

AFRICANGLOBE – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will build houses for the widows of the slain Marikana miners, party leader Julius Malema said on Saturday. “We are going to deliver. We want to teach the ANC government how to take care of poor of the poor,” he said to the applause of the 12,000 strong crowd.

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Boko Haram: New Mass Abductions In Nigeria

AFRICANGLOBE – Residents of a Nigerian village on the shore of Lake Chad say at least 50 residents are missing after a raid by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. A witness told reporters that 26 people were also killed during the raid on the village of Doron Baga on Sunday.

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