7 minutes read October 31, 2014 What next for Burkina Faso? At the moment of writing this post – October 31, late afternoon – the leader of Burkina Faso may be Gen. Honoré Traoré, the army chief of staff, who declared….. Read More 2 minutes read October 30, 2014 Burkina Faso on the boil (and, no BBC, Blaise Compaore is not a ‘peacemaker’) Ça chauffe au Burkina, just like we knew it would. News came this morning that the National Assembly and the headquarters of the ruling party have gone up in flames,….. Read More 3 minutes read October 29, 2014 Will Popular Resistance Against One-Party Rule in Burkina Faso Succeed? Tuesday marked the start of a popular resistance campaign in Burkina Faso in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow President Blaise Compaore to run for a third….. Read More 4 minutes read October 15, 2014 The great Thomas Sankara was murdered on this day 27 years ago It is the 27th anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara, and once again we mark the passing of one of the great leaders of the Twentieth Century. Sankara was a Marxist….. Read More 3 minutes read October 14, 2014 The majority of Burkinabé favor progressive change on gender rights For those interested in gender equality, women’s rights, and even women’s power, these are heady day on the African continent. In Tanzania, a Constitutional Assembly has sent forth a proposed….. Read More 9 minutes read October 1, 2014 The Upright Citizens of Burkina Faso ‘Here in Burkina Faso, we put the dust under the carpet… but there are so many things to sweep!’ Interview with Smokey, burkinabè rapper and cofounder of the movement Le….. Read More 4 minutes read June 19, 2014 “How was Africa?” “Welcome back to civilization,” a family member said, slapping my shoulder. “How was Africa?” That was the refrain I encountered most frequently upon returning to the United States after conducting….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.