Site about Thomas Sankara. Captain Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (December 21, 1949 October 15, 1987) was the leader of Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta) from 1983 to his homicide in 1987. With a potent combination of personal charisma (he was often compared to Che Guevara) and a social organisation with some participatory democracy, his government undertook major initiatives to fight corruption and improve education, agriculture, and the status of women.
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A manuscript of 25 pages from a radio programme by Deutschlandradio (the national German public radio broadcaster) on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Thomas Sankara's murder. [editors ilissAfrica]