The excessive reporting of the interplay between non-African powers in the Sahel—however crucial it may be to understand regional dynamics—betrays a Western-centric bias in international news coverage.
September's coup is Burkina Faso's second of the year, and its another one with popular support. Why did it happen?
A jihadist insurrection has claimed 40% of Burkina Faso’s national territory. The response by military-political elites has been to add to the instability and crisis by fomenting coups.
On justice, impunity and ridicule: the historic outcome of the 2022 trial in Burkina Faso against Thomas Sankara’s killers.
This week, AIAC talks with Dr. Lassane Ouedraogo on what's behind the coup in Burkina Faso.
This week on AIAC Talk we discuss the start of Thomas Sankara's assassination trial, which confirms that for many Burkinabes, his spirit very much lives on.
An interview with Brian Peterson, author of a new biography of Thomas Sankara. Peterson positions 1980s Burkina Faso as counterhegemonic to the neoliberal transition then.
Student militancy has revived in Burkinabè public universities over the past decade. Now, a student movement could slowly transform society.
Thomas Sankara has emerged as both a lesson on the uncertainties of revolutionary change and the possibilities for people-centered development for the present and future.
In Burkina Faso's mines, the differences between local and foreign workers are significant, especially what they get paid.
October 30 marks the 5th anniversary of the start of Burkina Faso's October 2014 insurrection. We revisit and assess those events.
Burkina Faso's security crisis and its new status quo of permanent military intervention will test the resilience of its political institutions.
Why agricultural change is political change. Take the case of farmers in Burkina Faso.
Artists played central roles in the protest movement that ended dictatorship in Burkina Faso.
Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo was a singular talent in African cinema. His films championed marginalized people and cultures.
Sankara’s enduring popularity rests not only on his words, however much they resonate with today’s disenchanted and angry youth. It is also based on his deeds.
Should Africans care for French President Emmanuel Macron's "Africa Speech" in Ouagadougou?
The judgment that Sankara was a hero rests in part on what was politically possible in Burkina Faso in the early 1980s.
Burkina Faso is finally beginning to do right by the memory of revuolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara.
For rapper, Art Melody, hip hop is a philosophy, one that can’t be sold out for fame, money, or even politics.