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Thomas Sankara trial in Burkina Faso: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

By News & Current Affairs

Thirty-four years, almost to the day, since the shocking killing of Burkina Faso’s then President, Thomas Sankara, 14 men are going on trial, accused of complicity in the murder of the man known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. By Jewel Kiriungi, BBC News — The charismatic Pan-Africanist was shot dead aged 37 by soldiers during a coup on 15 October 1987, which saw his close friend, Blaise Compaoré, come to power….

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Hon. Samia Yaba Nkrumah

Nkrumah’s Vision for Africa’s Development Still Offers Best Viable Path

By Editors' Choice

By Milton Allimadi — Rampant and pervasive corruption in Africa and the widespread impoverishment of the masses is not by accident. Africans who know what needs to be done to create wealth and prosperity for the majority are eliminated. Leaders like Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara who offer viable solutions are murdered. So feared are the lessons they offer–the need for African mental and psychological liberation as prerequisites for mapping…

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