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Burkina Faso Begins Probe Into Thomas Sankara Assassination

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso has begun an investigation into the 1987 assassination of former president Thomas Sankara, whose family has long called for a probe of his death, an official said Tuesday.

Thomas Sankara And The Assassination Of Africa’s Memory

AFRICANGLOBE - Few young Africans have ever heard of Thomas Sankara. In reality, it is not the assassination of Thomas Sankara that has dealt a lethal blow to Africa and Africans; it is the assassination of his memory, as manifested in the indifference to his legacy, in the lack of constant reference to his ideals and ideas by Africans, by those who know and those who should know.

French MP Demands Inquiry Into Murder of Thomas Sankara

AFRICANGLOBE - A French left-wing Member of Parliament is calling on the government of France to shed light on the assassination of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara in a coup d'état 25 years ago. Communist MP André Chassaigne says a commission of inquiry should investigate the coup that was then supported by Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Libya, the United States and France.

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!"

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."