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Top Ten African Leaders Of All Time

AFRICANGLOBE - Ramesses II (alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses and known to the Egyptians as Userma’atre’setepenre, which means ‘Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra’, known also as Ozymandias and as Ramesses the Great) was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty. Ramesses lived to be 96 years old, had over 200 wives and concubines, 96 sons and 60 daughters, most of whom he outlived.

Puppet Of France: Burkina Faso’s Ex-President Charged With Treason

AFRICANGLOBE - Blaise Compaore, the former French puppet and president who ruled Burkina Faso for nearly three decades, has been charged with "high treason" over his bid to change the constitution and run for a third term, state media said Thursday night.

Reviving Thomas Sankara’s Spirit

AFRICANGLOBE - On October 15, 1987, armed gunmen burst into Sankara's office, murdering the president and his 12 aides. His Minister of Defence Blaise Compaore would take over as head of state, and swiftly issue a statement - and death certificate - describing Sankara's demise as a "natural death".

Murder Of Thomas Sankara 28 Years Ago At Center Of Burkina...

AFRICANGLOBE - As mass protests ousted Burkina Faso’s ruler in October, Blandine Sankara hoped that the 1987 murder of her brother, military leader Thomas Sankara, would finally be solved.

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.

Burkina Faso: Protesters Demand Justice For Thomas Sankara

AFRICANGLOBE - Hundreds of protesters placed brooms on the grave of former Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara on Sunday in a symbolic demand for justice for the murdered revolutionary hero.

Fear Of Pan-Africanism: Propaganda War Against United Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide. It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to “unify and uplift” people of African descent.

Mariam Sankara: The Anger Of The People Is Justified

AFRICANGLOBE - In this short but bold message to mark 27 years since the assassination of revolutionary President Thomas Sankara on October 15, his widow outlines some of the challenges facing Burkinabes under the failed Compaore regime and urges continued resistance.

Burkina Faso: With Brooms And Spatulas, A Dictator Is Removed

AFRICANGLOBE - In a burst of pent-up anger, a youth-led movement overpowered the unpopular regime of Blaise Compaore of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, dashing hopes by the “President for Life” to extend his 27 year rule by another term and forcing his resignation.

Burkina Faso: Dictator Blaise Compaore Declares State Of Emergency

AFRICANGLOBE - Burkina Faso's dictator and puppet of France Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency after massive protests at his bid to extend his 27-year dictatorship. The government and parliament have been dissolved, and an overnight curfew has been declared across the country.

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.

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.

Burkina Faso President, A Canny Chameleon

AFRICANGLOBE - After overthrowing his close friend Thomas Sankara in a bloody coup d'état, Burkina Faso's captain-turned-president, Blaise Compaoré, has held power for more than two decades. He was often accused of ruling with an iron fist and sponsoring rebellions all over west Africa. But nowadays Beau Blaise portrays himself as a respected statesman who can soothe rather than stir things up.

Is President Blaise Compaoré Finally On His Way Out?

AFRICANGLOBE - Having been in power since 1987, when he led a coup d'état against his former friend and predecessor Thomas Sankara, Blaise Compaoré may finally see his time in office come to an end.

The Heirs Of Thomas Sankara’s Revolution

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1987 the French government engineered a coup d’état that overthrew Burkino Faso’s socialist government led by Captain Thomas Sankara: one of the most progressive governments that Africa has ever seen. A week prior to his death on October 15, Sankara had made a speech in which he said: “While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.”

Remembering Thomas Sankara, the EFF’s Guiding Spirit

AFRICANGLOBE - Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters have invoked the legacy of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara as a model of governance they wish to emulate. And indeed, Sankara remains one of the least-remembered, but most creative and principled, of post-independence African leaders.