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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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Right-Wing Media Push “Black-On-Black” Crime Canard To Deflect From Police Shooting

AFRICANGLOBE – Nearly two times a week in the United States, a White police officer killed a Black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.

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Racist Gun Nuts Still Want To March In Black Neighborhood

AFRICANGLOBE – This weekend marked the second time Open Carry Texas planned to march in one of Houston’s historically African American neighborhoods. And, for the second time, the Open Carry Texas folks called it off.

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Killer Cop Darren Wilson Has A Serious Online Fan Club Of Keyboard Klansmen

AFRICANGLOBE – From the GoFundMe page to multiple Facebook fan pages, Darren Wilson the cop who slaughtered Michael Brown is getting lots of online love. Just one thing: His supporters would prefer to remain anonymous.

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Autopsy Confirms Execution-Style Slaughter Of Michael Brown

AFRICANGLOBE – An independent autopsy of Michael Brown, performed Sunday, provides graphic evidence that the 18-year-old unarmed youth was shot execution-style by Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson.

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Call For Africa To Beneficiate Its Minerals

AFRICANGLOBE – The beneficiation of minerals took centre stage on Sunday, with incoming SADC chairperson and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe saying the SADC’s goal to drive short- and long-term economic growth would be realised only if the region beneficiated its minerals.

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Hundreds Rally In L.A. To Protest LAPD Shooting Of Ezell Ford

AFRICANGLOBE – “I’m sick and tired of the police killing our people off,” said Nicole Tinson, who wore a shirt that read “Unapologetically Black.” “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Tinson said. “A man who holds his hands up is surrendering himself. You can’t go shoot someone already down.”

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White Supremacy Fights Back: National Guard Ordered To Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE – The governor of Missouri ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, St. Louis on Monday to restore “peace and order” after another night of peaceful protests in which police blasted tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.

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