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Civilians In Mali Report Vicious Rapes And Abuses Committed by Arab...

AFRICANGLOBE - As French and Malian forces battle al Qaida-linked terrorists in Mali, reports are emerging of horrific human rights abuses and rapes committed there by the rebel soldiers — leading to widespread fears that hundreds of thousands of Malian citizens will flee to neighboring countries.

25 Years On – The Mixed Legacy Of Thomas Sankara

AFRICANGLOBE - After four years of Thomas Sankara's socialist policies, Burkina Faso achieved near food self-sufficiency. Then his best friend murdered him and took office. Ouagadougou - "Fatherland or death, we will prevail!"

Blaise Compaore And The Politics Of Personal Enrichment

AFRICANGLOBE - By African standards, Burkina Faso is not a particularly spectacular country. It is small, has a tiny population and internal politics which most foreign correspondents tend to find somewhat pedestrian. No wonder that it receives only little attention, even in Africa-focused publications.

West African Leaders Call for War Crimes Probe in North Mali

The top Ecowas mediator, Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, told the meeting of politicians, religious and trade union leaders that a new government must...

Putting Out the Blaise in Burkina Faso


The Burkinabe government is slow in reacting to unrest in the classrooms and barracks but is now trying to improve relations between the public...

Arab Taureg Attack Northern Mali Forcing Over 20,000 Africans to Flee

NHCR has deployed emergency teams to countries surrounding Mali to help meet the needs of some 20,000 people who have been forced to flee...

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (December 21, 1949 – October 15, 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, 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."

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man

AFRICANGLOBE - Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso, known as "the African Che", became famous in Africa due to his innovative ideas, his spirit and his altruism. With a gun in one hand and Karl Marx's works in the other, Sankara became president at the age of 34 and served from 1983 to 1987.