Only 62.5% of children in sub-Saharan Africa complete primary school, compared with 86.4% in the world
Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata’s impressive African history book by non-historians
Former president Blaise Compaoré hid in Côte d’Ivoire, Hyacinthe Kafando also had to be judged in absentia and Gilbert Diendéré rejected any responsibility for the president’s death in 1987
Thomas Sankara and 12 colleagues were gunned down by a hit squad in 1987 at a meeting of the ruling National Revolutionary Council.
Blaise Compaoré has gone down in history as the man directly responsible for the assasination of Thomas Sankara. He will stand trial in the capital Ouagadougou, along with 13 other co-accused
The liberation legend died on Thursday at a military hospital in Lusaka, aged 97
Our continent is not just united geographically, but also by our shared experiences and we should use that to build a bright future
October 15 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, the president of Burkina Faso — a stark reminder that we are still in the state Odinga Oginga called Not Yet Uhuru. We will be remembering that if Africa suffers today, it is because yesterday its best political minds, and its most fiery and committed sons and daughters, were assassinated.