5 minutes read July 27, 2015 #Campusnotes: What does the “Sankara Generation” mean for women? They are being called the “Génération Sankara”: a legion of young Burkinabè men and women dissatisfied with the neoliberal regime of Blaise Compaoré, which drew to a close last fall…… Read More 11 minutes read July 9, 2015 What can Africa learn from the Greek crisis? In recent days many of our readers have requested analysis of the Greek/Euro crisis and how to relate it to Africa’s long and bruising experience with major international creditors. So we….. Read More 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 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 31, 2013 Who will make the great Thomas Sankara biopic? Twenty-six years ago this month, Thomas Sankara was brutally murdered. His biopic is still waiting to be made. A revolutionary leader possessed of a towering intellect and extraordinary magnetism, Sankara….. Read More 2 minutes read March 14, 2013 Who killed Thomas Sankara? Burkina Faso’s president, Blaise Compaoré (that’s him above posing in between Michelle and Barack Obama at the UN a few years ago), is receiving some mixed PR right now. The….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.