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  Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara (1949 - October 15, 1987), born in Yako, Upper Volta now Burkina Faso, was a charismatic left-leaning leader in West Africa.
Sankara was appointed Secretary of State for Information in 1981 and became Prime minister in 1983.
Sankara saw himself as a revolutionary and was inspired by Cuba and Ghana's military leader, Flight Lt. Jerry Rawlings[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/th/Thomas_Sankara.html   (352 words)

 Thomas Sankara at AllExperts
Captain Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (born December 21, 1949 in Yako â€" died October 15, 1987 in Ouagadougou) was the leader of Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta) from 1983 to 1987.
After basic military training in secondary school in 1966, Sankara began his military career at the age of 19, and a year later he was sent to Madagascar for officer training at Antsirabe where he witnessed popular uprisings in 1971 and 1972.
Sankara saw himself as a revolutionary and was inspired by the examples of Cuba and Ghana's military leader, Flight Lt. Jerry Rawlings.
en.allexperts.com /e/t/th/thomas_sankara.htm   (1618 words)

 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Mariam Sankara (born on 26 March 1953 and residing in France) and her sons Philippe (born on 10 August 1980 and residing in France) and Auguste Sankara (born on 21 September 1982 and residing in France) are, respectively, the wife and children of Mr.
Sankara and her sons, the family of a man killed in disputed circumstances, have suffered and continue to suffer because they still do not know the circumstances surrounding the death of Thomas Sankara, or the precise location where his remains were officially buried.
Sankara and her sons an effective and enforceable remedy in the form, inter alia, of official recognition of the place where Thomas Sankara is buried, and compensation for the anguish suffered by the family.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/undocs/1159-2003.html   (8790 words)

 Number 15
Sankara's insight on the complimentary role between National Liberation Struggle and a socialist construction is demonstrated by his thoughts on a variety of social motor forces and sectors of revolution like the working class, youth, peasants, intelligentsia, women etc.
Sankara has become a symbol to all those who were inspired by the Burkinabe revolution and who are committed to the total liberation of Africa and indeed of all humanity the world over.
Thomas Sankara, putting his case before thousands of women, moved from the point that the revolution cannot triumph without the emancipation of women.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/pubs/umrabulo/umrabulo15/women.html   (2173 words)

 HEART AND SOUL - Who killed the lion king?
When Thomas Sankara was killed after four years as President of Burkina Faso, it was at the orders – if not at the hands – of one of his oldest friends, now President Blaise Compaoré.
The tribunal showed Captain Thomas Sankara to have a salary of only $450 a month and his most valuable possessions to be a car, four bikes, three guitars, a fridge and a broken freezer.
Sankara refused to use the air conditioning in his office on the grounds that such luxury was not available to anyone but a handful of Burkinabes.
www.newint.org /issue268/lionking.htm   (1295 words)

 Thomas Sankara : décision historique des Nations unies
Thomas Sankara : décision historique des Nations unies
Les plaignants contestaient les entraves mises par les autorités du Burkina Faso à toute enquête ou procès tendant à éclaircir les circonstances de la mort du président Thomas Sankara en octobre 1987.
Officiellement, Thomas Sankara, devenu un symbole du panafricanisme et de l’anti-impérialisme, est décédé de mort naturelle.
www.monde-diplomatique.fr /carnet/2006-04-11-Thomas-Sankara-decision-historique   (245 words)

 Thomas Sankara WebSite - Thomas Sankara : "I have a dream" (english)
Thomas Sankara drastically reduced expenses of the state apparatus which upto that point absorbed 70% of the budget; those suspected of corruption were fired.
Sankara understood the importance of infrastructure and began the construction of the main railways of the country.
Sankara is still a very strong figure in the collective African imagination, he was the first protester against globalisation and today the changes dreamed by him are indeed possible.
www.thomassankara.net /article.php3?id_article=0202   (1256 words)

 Thomas Sankara
Captain Thomas Sankara was the leader of the Burkinabe Revolution.
In the former Upper Volta known today as Burkina Faso, a group of men decided to launch a revolution that would enable the country "to accept the responsibility of its reality and its destiny with human dignity".
Thomas Sankara belongs to the group of African leaders who wanted to give the continent in general and their countries in particular a new socio-political dimension.
www.africanmarket.com /front/product.asp?product=1564   (73 words)

 Amazon.com: Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87: Books: Thomas Sankara,Samantha Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Sankara was a great revolutionary, not just a fighter, not just defiant, but a thinker, a man who sought to united the working masses of his country against imperialism and for progress.
Imperialism and reaction may have silenced Thomas Sankara's body, but as long as these words are available, his ideas will never stop leading people in struggle in Africa and in the world.
Thomas Sankara was a giant among men, One only needs to read this book to see where Burkina Faso (indeed Africa) could have been today, if only he had been allowed to live.
www.amazon.com /Thomas-Sankara-Speaks-Burkina-Revolution/dp/0873485262   (1145 words)

 MediaRights: Film: Thomas Sankara
Captain Thomas Sankara was the leader of the Burkinabe Revolution.
In the former Upper Volta known today as Burkina Faso, a group of men decided to launch a revolution that would enable the country "to accept the responsibility of its reality and its destiny with human dignity".
Thomas Sankara belongs to the group of African leaders who wanted to give the continent in general and their countries in particular a new socio-political dimension.
www.mediarights.org /film/thomas_sankara.php   (125 words)

 Murder exhumed - Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara's assassination to be investigated - Brief Article New ...
The murder of former Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara in 1987 is at last being considered by the country's courts -- though they may still strangle a proper investigation at birth.
Thomas Sankara was one of the most principled, radical and charismatic leaders Africa has ever produced.
His Four years as President of Burkina Faso (1983-87) were unique in their attempt to chart a revolutionary development course that put the rural poor first (see NI 179, 268, 323).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0JQP/is_2001_June/ai_75833140   (344 words)

 Jubilee 2000 : Country Profile: Thomas Sankara, late President of Burkino Faso on the debt
Thomas Sankara, late President of Burkino Faso on the debt
Thomas Sankara was a popular leader in Burkino Faso.
He was one of the few African leaders prepared to act in resolving the debt crisis.
www.jubileeresearch.org /jubilee2000/profile/burkina0802.html   (455 words)

 Bamako World Social Forum : Thomas Sankara, guest of honour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
We decided on Thomas Sankara in order to show the world that Africa too has its Che (Guevara, Ed.’s note) When listening to recordings of his speeches, one realises that he was a No Global ahead of his time.
Thomas Sankara, on the contrary, stated : Let the voice of the young speak freely, to free
Rising to power at the age of 30, Sankara dedicated a substantial part of his work to safeguarding the interests of the African people.
www.abcburkina.net /english/eng_vu_vu/abc_169.htm   (614 words)

 The militant - October 12, 2004 -- Thomas Sankara speeches now in Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In the October 1983 speech that opens this collection, Sankara outlines the character and goals of the popular revolutionary government that had risen to power two months earlier in what was then Upper Volta.
In a speech to a February 1986 international conference on the environment, Sankara pointed to the causes of the wanton destruction of the environment throughout the world, particularly in the Third World: “This struggle to defend the trees and the forest is above all a struggle against imperialism.
One week before the overthrow of the revolution, Sankara had paid tribute to Ernesto Che Guevara, one of the central leaders of the Cuban Revolution.
www.themilitant.com /2004/6837/683753.html   (477 words)

 Thomas Sankara - MSN Encarta
Sankara, Thomas, (1949—1987), president from 1983 to 1987 of Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta).
Sankara was a soldier who rose to power in a coup...
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encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701835557/Thomas_Sankara.html   (59 words)

Thomas Sankara, the late President of Burkina Faso, emerged as an idealist in a generation of young African leaders more concerned with material wealth.
In office, he engineered drastic improvements, from the symbolic change of the country's name from the colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso ("The Country of Free and Dignified People"), to providing real health care for the country's children.
On October 15, 1987, Sankara fell prey to violent African politics when he was assassinated by troops loyal to Blaise Campaore, his second in command - and life long friend.
www.frif.com /cat97/p-s/s_sankar.html   (101 words)

 Thomas Sankara WebSite -
Discours de Thomas Sankara lors du 4 eme anniversaire de la révolution où il appelle à l’ouverture;
Le comité d’organisation de la commémoration du 20 ème anniversaire de la mort de Sankara organise une journée entière de projections de films et de débats.
Le comité d’organisation pour la commémoration du 20eme anniversaire de l’assassinat de Thomas Sankara tiendra un stand dans lequel se dérouleront de nombreux débats.
thomassankara.net /mot.php3?id_mot=97   (519 words)

 Forum Actualité - Crise Togolaise et la TETE de THOMAS SANKARA
THOMAS SANKARA repose en paix nous Burkinabè lutterons pour que si il est vrai, que ta tête soit enterrer sur cette terre des hommes intègres qui t'a vu naître.
Vérification faite cette histoire macabre de la ete de Thomas Sankara au Togo s'avère une rumeur non vérifée.
thomas sankara, je te salut comme je salut guevara et gandhi réunis.
www.reseauetudiant.com /forum/read/f51/i10t10/crise-togolaise-tete-thomas-sankara.htm   (2512 words)

 Thomas Sankara WebSite -
Le 15 Octobre 2007, il y aura VINGT ANS que le Président du Faso, le capitaine Thomas Sankara, a été assassiné dans l’exercice de ses fonctions.
Le 15 octobre 2007 sera le vingtième anniversaire de l’assassinat de Thomas Sankara, Président du Burkina Faso et Capitaine de l’armée révolutionnaire qui a profondément transformé la politique de son pays au cours des quatre années (1983-1987) de sa présidence.
Aufruf, den 20sten Jahrestag der Ermordung Thomas Sankaras zu begehen.
www.thomassankara.net   (966 words)

 Thomas Sankara Speaks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
We Are Heirs of the World's Revolutions / Sankara
In 1983 the peasants and workers of Burkina Faso established a popular revolutionary government and began to combat the causes of such devastation.
Thomas Sankara, who led that struggle, explains the example set for Africa and the world.
www.pathfinderpress.com /s.nl/it.A/id.244/.f?sc=8&category=168   (170 words)

 Thomas: T at Canadian Content
Additional Information: Links to biographical categories for people known by the name of Thomas, either as a single name or as a surname.
Formerly the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984 by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" (or "upright land") in Mossi and Dioula
A counter-coup was launched in 1983, which left Captain Thomas Sankara in charge.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Reference/Biography/T/Thomas   (566 words)

 BELLACIAO - A tribute to Thomas SANKARA : Paris, 15 October 2006, 8pm - European Left
An evening proposed by the association SURVIE and the CIJS (Justice for Thomas Sankara International Collective), with the support of Bellaciao Collective and the Parisian circle of the Italian Communist Refoundation Party.
Commemoration of the 19th anniversary of Thomas Sankara’s death.
“Captain Thomas Sankara, requiem for a murdered president” in the presence of the producer Ms Thuy Tiên Yo Sankara commited to memory” in the presence of the director Michael Phelippeau
www.bellaciao.org /en/art_el.php?id_article=13799   (374 words)

 Le Monde diplomatique Brasil: Um dos sonhos de Thomas Sankara
Em 1985, o presidente Thomas Sankara [1] criou a Semana Internacional da Mulher e adotou uma ação inovadora: nomeou várias mulheres para o governo, motivou-as a lutar por sua emancipação, pronunciou-se contra a poligamia masculina (que regulamentou) e a excisão (que proibiu).
A luta ganhou força em maio de 1997, com a criação de um secretariado permanente do CNLPE e, em maio de 2000, pela instauração de um Dia Nacional de Luta contra a Excisão, celebrado dia 18 de maio todos os anos.
[1] Líder da chamada “Revolução Burkinesa”, Sankara governou entre 1983 e 87.
diplo.uol.com.br /2006-08,a1377   (368 words)

 [’Le Monde diplomatique’ en Esperanto]
Necesis ankoraŭ dek jaroj, kaj la Nacia Semajno de Virino, kreita en 1985 de la prezidanto Thomas Sankara, por ke la mesaĝo aŭdiĝu.
La tiuterena agado de Sankara estis tre noviga : li nomumis plurajn virinojn en la registaron, instigis ilin lukti por sia emancipiĝo, deklaris sin kontraŭ poligamio (kiun li reguligis) kaj kontraŭ ekscizo (kiun li malpermesis).
La 18-an de majo 1990, Nacia Komitato por Lukto kontraŭ Ekscizo-Praktiko (NKLEP), ĉi-foje difinitiva, kreiĝis. Ĝia honora prezidantino daŭre estas s-ino Chantal Compaore, edzino de la nuna ŝtatestro, Blaise Compaore – kiun iuj akuzas pri murdo de sia kompano Thomas Sankara en oktobro 1987.
eo.mondediplo.com /article1143.html   (308 words)

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